Biological Assessment – Franklin County, Kentucky

The project will involve stream and/or riparian enhancement of impaired stream reaches to a natural and stable condition. After project construction, the mitigation sites will be restored by planting a mix of native vegetation, including tree and shrub seedlings, and will be protected by a permanent conservation easement.

Waypoint submitted an IPAC to FWS to collect information on the species to be addressed for the project. Eight threatened and endangered species were identified that are addressed by the Biological Assessment (BA).

Prior to field assessments, a review of US Geological Survey (USGS) topographic quadrangle maps, land use maps, previously conducted surveys, geologic quadrangle maps, and aerial photographs was conducted.