Wildlife Biology

Raedeke Associates, Inc. has prepared wildlife management plans for a variety of landowners and regulatory agencies, including the first Private Land Wildlife Management Area (PLWMA) plan to be approved in Washington state. This PLWMA plan allowed deer and elk management on private forest land to provide an economic return to the landowner.

We have prepared habitat management plans for bald eagle nests and great blue heron nesting colonies. These plans have been prepared for the U.S. Forest Service, major timber companies and private landowners, and have included field inventories of habitat conditions, assessment of forest management options, and negotiation of final plans with state agencies. We have prepared Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) and Landowner Option Plans (LOPs) with regard to northern spotted owl and other wildlife issues and how they affect the timber industry and private landowners. Our in-depth understanding of regulations is critical to the success of each project, and we have a solid relationship with federal, state, and tribal agencies.

Our services include:

  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Land Stewardship Plans
  • Habitat Conservation Plans
  • Habitat management plans
  • Wildlife inventories
  • Wildlife research
  • Aerial photography interpretation
  • Interpretive / educational programs

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