Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System
Ecocentric’s team oversees all biological field activities for the world’s largest solar-thermal facility. This oversight includes implementation of the stipulations of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) right of way agreement, United States Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion, and California Energy Commission (CEC) Conditions of Certification during construction and operations of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) in San Bernardino, California.
Over the course of this multi-year project, our biologists oversaw Desert Tortoise research, the quarantine and translocation of adult and juvenile tortoises, and the ongoing monitoring of these populations.
During the operations phase of the facility, Ecocentric staff continue to implement ongoing mitigation measures. The Designated Biologist, Amanda Scheib, oversees all biological activities, which includes research on desert tortoises, reptiles, mammals, avian species, and botanical species.
Desert Tortoise Health Assessment and Pickup Service Support for Clark County, Nevada
We work with Clark County Desert Conservation Program to complete U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service health assessments on all incoming desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) prior to translocation by Clark County.
Antelope Valley Energy Project
Ecocentric completed pre-construction terrestrial surveys for proposed solar site expansion in California. Surveys assessed presence or absence of Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), Desert Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis arsipus), American Badger (Taxidea taxus), and Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia).