WETLAND DELINEATION THREATENED & ENDANGERED SPECIES SURVEY - CALHOUN COUNTY, MI
ASTI was retained by Hurley & Stewart to complete a wetland delineation and threatened and endangered (T&E) species survey along a proposed bike trail alignment, much of which is located within the Ott Biological Preserve (Preserve). The Preserve includes approximately 300 acres of minimally developed natural area used by hikers, photographers, birders, and cross-country skiers. Several significant natural features including fens, bogs, eskers, and T&E species are known to exist within the Preserve.
Although a number of walking trails currently exist at the Preserve, this project included the addition of bike trails, separate from the trails currently used for the aforementioned more passive recreational uses. ASTI's role was to identify potential impacts to known rare and/or protected resources located within the proposed bike alignment as part of the required alternatives analysis. ASTI's wetland and T&E survey findings and recommendations were used to support the selected trail alignment location.