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Botanical Services

The State of California hosts a remarkable number of botanical species and communities. This vegetation is a vital component of complex and often fragile ecosystems. A project’s disturbance of a botanical species can have long-term consequences for all other flora and fauna that live on and use the site.

Botanical Services may include permitting and compliance requirements for your project to minimize environmental and habitat disturbance. ECORP offers a comprehensive array of Botanical Services to help you identify all information necessary for your project’s approval.

ECORP’s Botanical Services

ECORP’s Botanists are fully qualified to conduct vegetation mapping and plant surveys, creating the documentation required to ensure compliance with the following acts, laws, and regulations:  

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

Botanical Services: ECORP Staff Biologist Daniel Wong collecting specimens during reconnaissance survey
ECORP Staff Biologist Daniel Wong collecting voucher specimens during reconnaissance survey.
Botanical Services: ECORP Staff Biologists Hannah Stone, Daniel Wong, and Matt Spalding identifying plant species
ECORP Staff Biologists Hannah Stone, Daniel Wong, and Matt Spalding identifying plant species.

Botanical Training and Standards

Our Botanists are highly trained in plant taxonomy and identification. They routinely utilize online databases and archives, published flora, reference populations, and local herbaria to accurately identify the flora on your site. They also hold the necessary permits to properly identify, and voucher rare, threatened, and endangered plants encountered during the survey.

ECORP botanists use the latest techniques and protocols approved by the USFWS, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and California Native Plant Society (CNPS) to conduct plant surveys. Vegetation mapping and plant community classification are conducted according to the currently accepted scientific taxonomic guides.

Botanical Services Provided

Botanical Services: ECORP Staff Botanist Hannah Stone observing vernal pool
ECORP Staff Botanist Hannah Stone observing vernal pool plant species.
Botanical Services: ECORP Senior Biologist Greg Hampton identifying plant species
ECORP Senior Biologist Greg Hampton identifying plant species.

Habitats and Plant Communities Surveyed

Contact ECORP for Botanical Services

Our exceptional staff, unmatched knowledge of regulations and processes, and professional working relationships with Federal, State, and local regulatory agencies make us the best choice for your project. Botanical Services documentation details all your project permitting and compliance requirements, so you can proceed with confidence. Contact ECORP today to discuss your project and learn more about our Botanical Services.