The belief that for us to be successful, our clients must be successful.

The idea that consulting services should strive to go beyond the normal approach.

The aim of assembling a highly skilled team of biologists, entomologists and archaeologists.

The goal of completing quality projects in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Endangered Bat Surveys for Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI)

Apogee biologists performed surveys for the Federally Endangered Indiana bat at proposed housing developments for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). The projects spanned from 2007 through 2010 and occurred on properties in Haywood, Jackson, and Swain counties in western North Carolina.

Each of these projects was coordinated with the client, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC). Scientifically defensible survey reports were completed for each of these projects and then furnished to USFWS for acceptance. All surveys were subsequently accepted by USFWS. All projects were required to be finished within a three month period in order for construction to begin. All projects were finished within this scheduled time and were completed within budget. These projects have provided Apogee important experience in working on tribal lands and will guide our efforts on future projects conducted for these type entities.