How do we know when to call in an expert to help make our finding?
Date Published: May 2014
It can be hard to pinpoint the stage where calling in an expert is necessary. In cases where a survey is necessary, you will have to hire a professional. However, in many or most cases, you should be able to trust your own judgment and make a finding without calling in a professional. If you’re working on a project type that has no potential to affect species or in an area without any potential habitat, there will generally not be a need to hire an expert. Finally, do not forget to take advantage of the experts that are available to you, including your local natural resources staff and your HUD Field Environmental Officer.