Biological Evaluations

A Biological Evaluation (BE) is commonly used to assess the likelihood that a proposed project may effect State and Federally-listed threatened and endangered (T&E) species and is often the predecessor of a full Environmental Assessment (EA).

The BE also includes an assessment of the likely impacts to proposed (candidate) species, State-listed sensitive species (proposed, sensitive, and T&E species collectively referred to as PETS species) and natural communities likely to be affected by the proposed action (i.e., utility construction).

W&M has conducted BEs for governmental agencies, not-for-profits, and for commercial businesses.