Fish Seining

Section 404 permits under the Clean Water Act are required to follow the Programmatic Biological Opinion on Topeka Shiner (Notropis Topeka) designated streams. This ensures the provision of fish passage and protection during construction of projects that would impact the habitat of this federally endangered species. The Programmatic Biological Opinion is an agreement between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to simplify the Section 404 permitting process on Topeka Shiner streams.

Clark Engineering follows this compliance and provides services to both public and private clients. Our biologist is approved by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. When working in Topeka Shiner habitats, she takes reasonable and prudent measures to minimize mortality rates by relocating them from isolated work zones. You can expect a thorough and professional experience when partnering with Clark. Our biologist has start-to-finish capabilities that include monitoring the stream, inspecting pump screens, fish seining, and relocating. Clark staff has performed fish seining for recent projects on the James River, Wolf Creek, Blind Creek, and Saddle Creek.

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