- C-1 - Determining if there are protected species or designated critical habitat in the area affected by the project.
- C-2 - Determining if your project removes vegetation.
- C-3 - Determining if your project is near water or in a natural stream or body of water.
- C-4 - How to Address Adverse Effects.
- C-5 - How to provide relevant and helpful support documentation.
C-2 Determining if your project removes vegetation.
Except for projects that are completely within existing buildings or the limits of existing pavement, almost all construction activities involve the removal of vegetation. “Vegetation” refers to any kind of plant in the natural environment or in an area that is landscaped, roadside grasses, and trees or shrubs. If vegetation is part of the scope of work for your project, you must provide documentation in your project application. This is especially important if the vegetation is in a designated critical habitat of a protected species or along a body of water.
If vegetation is being removed during project implementation, indicate the size of the area being cleared and a general description of the type of vegetation being removed in the project application’s scope of work section, and check “yes” to Section C, Question 2 of the Environmental/Historic Preservation questions.