The Project Team reviewed existing information to obtain a preliminary overview of the resources within the project area. Some of those sources were:
The Project Team sent inquiries to the USFWS and the Virginia Department of Recreation and Conservation (VA DCR) Division of Natural Heritage asking for information about rare, threatened and endangered species that have been identified within the project area.
The Project Team performed a field review to confirm the presence of existing mapped resources and identify any others. Field-surveyed resources included waters of the US (streams, open water and wetlands) and forests. During the field review for waters of the US , the project team marked the boundaries of each resource with flags.
The Project Team identified natural resources within the project area that may be affected by one or more alternatives being considered. These resources include:
No wetlands were identified. The floodplain of Schenk's Branch is outside of the northern limit of the project area. No rare, threatened or endangered species were reported by FWS and VA DCR within the project area.
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