Threatened & Endangered Species

Huff and Huff, Inc. has conducted state and federally threatened/endangered species baseline research and surveys. We have successfully worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and other regulatory agencies to develop creative conservation plans that ensure the protection of wildlife while also meeting clients’ needs to conduct development activities.  Our areas of expertise include the following:

  • Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys and Baseline Research
  • Ecological/Biological Assessments
  • Site Analysis of Habitat Impacts
  • Conciliation between the client and the local, state, and federal agencies

We offer the following services for Threatened & Endangered Species:

  • Section 7 (TES) consultation, both formal and informal
  • Habitat assessment/biological assessment and evaluations
  • Habitat clearance
  • Field surveys for population and habitat use for a variety of plant and animal species
  • Incidental take permits
  • Block clearances
  • Large scale management plans
  • Incidental take permits (Section 10 permits)
  • Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs)
  • Candidate Conservation Agreements (CCAs)
  • Mitigation plans
  • Monitoring programs

The following are examples of the species we have consulted on:

  • Eastern Prairie Fringe Orchid (Platanthera leucophaea)
  • Blandings Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii)
  • Indiana Bat (Myodis sodalis)
  • Franklin’s Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus franklinii)
  • Eryngium stem-borer moth (Papaipema eryngii)
  • Loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
  • Kirtland’s snake (Clonophis kirtlandii)
  • Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus)
  • Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
  • Hines Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana)
  • Slippershell mussel (Alasmidonta viridis)
  • Spike mussel (Elliptio dilatata)
  • Black sandshell (Ligumia recta)
  • Higgins eye mussel (Lampsilis higginsii)
  • Sheepnose mussel (Plethobasus cyphus)