ERO assisted Douglas County and the towns of Castle Rock, Larkspur, and Parker with developing the Douglas County Regional HCP. ERO developed the HCP with significant input from a wide-ranging group of stakeholders and the public. ERO was responsible for all phases of the project including habitat mapping, participating in public meetings, coordinating with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and preparing the HCP. Our biologists mapped more than 275 stream miles of Preble’s meadow jumping mouse habitat and used the data to develop a GIS database to calculate impacts, determine protected habitat, and compare the extent of protected areas to the Service’s proposed critical habitat and recovery objectives.
This project received a Local Government Award for Collaboration from the Denver Regional Council of Governments in 2008.