Ecology and Permitting

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The Ecology and Permitting Branch assures that KYTC maintains compliance with the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.  The Branch obtains several types of Clean Water Act permits/approvals including Section 404 permits from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Section 401 Water Quality Certifications from the Kentucky Division of Water, and Individual Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) permits from the Kentucky Division of Water for construction impacts not covered under the General KPDES permit for Construction Activities.  The Branch is also responsible for coordinating with the US Fish and Wildlife Service regarding Endangered Species.  Consultation is required to assure that proposed highway projects will not have an adverse effect on federally listed threatened and endangered species.
 
For more information contact  
Dave Harmon, Ecology and Permitting Branch Manager
(502)564-7250         
  
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Kentucky Threatened and Endangered Species List Jan 2018
This Species Abbreviations list provides both common and Latin names for current Kentucky species with federal protections under the Endangered Species Act and the associated ‘EATS’ codes which are used in relation to project tracking within the Environmental Analysis Tracking System (EATS). This file is created and maintained by KYTC Biologists of Division of Environmental Analysis.
Note: A comprehensive county-level list of species is no longer being maintained. All official species lists should be generated via the US Fish and Wildlife Service IPaC website (see hyperlink provided below).
Kentucky Threatened and Endangered Species List April 2018
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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Ky Monarch
Compiled by KDFWR with input from numerous Kentucky stakeholders, this plan focuses on the Monarch butterfly’s life cycle and habitat needs in relation to an ever-changing landscape. Subcommittees developed goals, challenges, and strategies to implement monarch conservation through a Kentucky Monarch Conservation Plan. Primary topics include: Education and Outreach, Funding, Private Lands, Public Lands, Research and Monitoring, and Rights-of-Way.
Kentucky Monarch Conservation Plan 2018
  
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Polinator Protection Plan Bee
Lead by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Pollinator Protection Plan is a multi-stakeholder effort to reduce bee hive deaths, to increase awareness of responsible agriculture chemical use, and to expand opportunities for education about all pollinators. It is designed to be flexible and adaptable to changing environmental stresses, and has established lines of communication that had not previously existed.
KY Pollinator Protection Plan 2017
  
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The Kentucky Pollinator Handbook is a Field Office technical guide reference for the management of pollinators and their habitats, which was developed specifically for Kentucky. This is a publication of NRCS Ecological Sciences in conjunction with Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, and The Nature Conservancy.
USDA/NRCS Kentucky Pollinator Handbook (2016)
  
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Invasive Species
Emerald ash borer (EAB) was first discovered in Kentucky in 2009 and is currently spreading throughout the commonwealth.  The University of Kentucky hosts an informational website on the pest’s distribution throughout the state, measures being taken to combat its infestation and who to contact if you suspect EAB is damaging trees on your property.
Emerald Ash Borer

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