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
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
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.