The Nevada County Planning Department maintains a Pre-Qualified Biological Consultants List. Individuals with the appropriate education and qualifications in biological inventories, habitat management plans and CEQA compliance for biological resources are placed on the pre-qualified list as being eligible to perform these tasks and other related tasks for both public and private development projects within Nevada County. As codified, Division 4.3 Opens a New Window. of the Nevada County Zoning Ordinance (and specifically Section L-II 4.3.3 Opens a New Window. ) establishes the process and standards for these Inventories and Management Plans.
Consulting firms are not placed on the list as a whole; rather individuals meeting the minimum criteria are placed on the list and they may represent a consulting firm. Any biological analysis, inventory and/or management plan received from the consulting firm must have been prepared or reviewed and approved by the pre-qualified individual.
Biological Consultants can initiate the Pre-Qualification process by submitting a request and the required documentation to the Planning Director. Once approved, Biological Consultants will be added to Nevada County's Pre-Qualified list.