Expansion of the Northstar Foundation Building called for minor demolition, pavement removal and tree clearing. Twenty-four trees and shrubs were designated for removal and five acres of ground were disturbed.
E&A conducted an Avian Nest Survey in compliance with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) and Nebraska Revised Statute 37-540, which protects migratory birds, their nests, eggs and chicks.
To meet the client’s schedule, E&A contacted the demolition contractor at the end of the site visit with a verbal go-ahead, as no active nests were found on site. This gave the contractor the ability to start work while E&A completed the official report. E&A also consulted with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Nebraska Game and Parks Commission via the Conservation and Environmental Review Tool (CERT) to determine if any species of concern had the potential to be present on site. A photo log, written report and copy of the CERT report were provided for the client’s records.
Kiewit Building Group, Inc.
Nebraska Game and Parks
U.S. Fish and Wildlife