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Cardno project and research recognized in June issue of Herpetological Review

Senior Ecologist Josh Hofkes and Florida Gopher Tortoise during relocation

Cardno Senior Consultant Joshua Hofkes on the project site

Cardno Senior Consultant, Joshua Hofkes, was part of a team that conducted environmental assessments, permitting and listed species relocations in support of the world’s largest on-airport solar farm in Tallahassee, Florida. Cardno’s team analyzed project collected data to determine terrestrial snake densities and evaluate herpetofaunal assessment methods.

The results of this effort were published in the June 2020 issue of Herpetological Review titled “Minimum Density Estimates of Terrestrial Snakes in the Munson Sandhills Adjoining Apalachicola National Forest, Florida.” 

Written by Cardno Biologist Steve Godley and Hofkes, the paper reviews how the team confirmed the presence of, estimated densities for, and addressed the relocation of two state-threatened reptiles: Florida Pinesnakes and Gopher Tortoises. The paper concludes with herpetofaunal assessment recommendations for future development projects worldwide.

Cardno’s ecological field surveys and listed wildlife permitting support on this project were also recently featured in an article in Airport Improvement Magazine. Learn more about this project on our website and through this educational video from the Defenders of Wildlife.

For more information on Cardno's Assessment, Permitting, and Compliance services, including biological services and environmental policy acts compliance, visit our services page


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