The Environmental Division’s Special Studies Section is responsible for conducting wetland, threatened and endangered species, and other aquatic habitat investigations; obtaining state and federal permits; preparing and monitoring mitigation plans and implementation; and maintaining the plant nursery for wetland mitigation and roadside enhancement purposes. Other areas covered by the Special Studies Section include overseeing mussel mitigation, mitigation bank site development and monitoring, and wildflower planting and monitoring. In addition, Special Studies reviews and approves utility permits and all contractor offsite use areas (borrow pits, waste areas, etc.). The Special Studies Section works with the Assessments and Cultural Resources Sections during development of NEPA documents.
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