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RCDSMM biologists have several years of experience in detecting the presence of the southern steelhead trout (Federally Endangered), tidewater goby (Federally Endangered), and Arroyo chub (CDFG Species of Special Concern).
We are one of the few permit holders allowed to conduct research and monitoring on the endangered steelhead trout and tidewater goby in the Santa Monica Bay.
Sensitive Amphibians and Reptiles
We participate in annual surveys for the California newt and native amphibians within Topanga Creek as part of a regional study within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
The RCDSMM, in partnership with the National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey, has recently conducted visual and trapping surveys for the southwestern pond turtle (CDFG Species of Special Concern) at strategic locations throughout the Santa Monica Mountains.
Nesting Bird Surveys
RCDSMM biologists have numerous years of experience surveying for nesting migratory birds, including pre-construction and point count surveys on public and private lands and habitats throughout the Santa Monica Mountains. Our biologists have also led bird walks for Environmental Educators and local students.