SNEI is 51% Women & Minority owned and is currently certified through the WRMSCD, CPUC and NDOT as: WBE, MBE, DBE & SBE

Desert Tortoise Mitigation

Tortoise Eating BeavertailSNEI has over 30 years of desert tortoise mitigation experience in accordance with Section 7 and Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act. With one of the largest teams of authorized desert tortoise biologists in the Southwest region, SNEI can handle any size project. SNEI biologists are required to go through an extensive in-house training program and are qualified to perform all necessary duties of an authorized biologist on-site. SNEI has successfully completed both small and large scale projects throughout the Mojave Desert. Each project is given individual attention and a plan is tailored to the needs of our clients.

Services Offered:

  • Presence and Absence Surveys/Inventories
  • USFWS Protocol Clearances
  • Desert Tortoise Construction Monitoring
  • Desert Tortoise Worker Awareness Trainings
  • Tortoise Exclusionary Fence Inspections

SNEI offers different levels of biologists to be able to staff projects most cost effectively for our clients. The different positions are:

  • Compliance Inspection Coordinator (CIC)
  • Field Contact Representative (FCR)
  • CDFW Desert Tortoise Designated Biologist (DB)
  • USFWS Authorized Desert Tortoise Biologist
  • Approved Desert Tortoise Monitor