Heritage Ridge Endangered Species Act Compliance

Heritage Ridge Endangered Species Act Compliance

The Heritage Ridge Community project on 146 acres in Larimer County, Colorado, included alterations to the 100-year floodplain. Blue Mountain Environmental Consulting provided documentation to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) showing compliance with the minimum Endangered Species Act requirements for Conditional Letters of Map Change (CLOMCs).

A proposed detention pond and a portion of the proposed residential development was affected by the FEMA 100-year floodplain of the adjacent Little Thompson River, located roughly 1,500 feet south of the project site. Fill material was placed to raise portions of the development site out of the 100-year flood zone. BMEC provided a list of threatened, endangered, proposed and candidate species (including the Prebels meadow jumping mouse, Colorado butterfly plant and Ute Mountain ladies tresses) with potential to be impacted by proposed project as obtained from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Information for Planning and Consultation (IPaC) service.