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Piping Plover – Environmental Considerations for Construction Online Training Course:
Working in building development and construction, you can often find yourself working around Environmental issues which must be addressed or monitored. In Dredging and Beach Replenishment Operations, as well as many others, The Piping Plover (Bird) an Endangered or Threatened species, may require monitoring activities. These will be listed in the specifications for your project if monitoring is required.
To help you address the specific risks the birds face, we developed Piping Plover – Environmental Considerations course that that covers requirements dependent of location.
What is Piping Plover Environmental Considerations Course?
If you’re working on Government Construction projects, you understand that Protection plays a vital role in all government projects. And these projects will have additional requirements found in the project specifications on things that must be done to protect certain species throughout the project.
Module 1: Description of the Piping Plover
Module 2: Habitat and Eating Habits
Module 3: Classification – Endangered vs Threatened
Module 4: The Declining Population and Protection
Module 5: Critical Habitat
Module 6: Activities that can affect Critical Habitat
Who Should Take the Piping Plover – Environmental Considerations for Construction Course?
This course is ideal for most professionals and workers in the construction industry, especially the Environmental Manager or the person in charge of the environmental program. This includes but is not limited to Workers on the disposal site, workers on the dredge, site safety and health officer, quality control manager.
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When will I receive my certificate?
You’ll receive your certificate right after completing your course with a passing score of 70% or more.
How do I find my certificate?
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As soon as you pass your course, a button to download your certificate will display towards the top of your screen.
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What is being done to preserve the piping plover?
Listing – The Great Lakes population of the piping plover was listed as an endangered species in 1986, and the Northern Great Plains and Atlantic Coast populations were listed as threatened species that same year.
Recovery Plans – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service developed recovery plans that describe actions that need to be taken to help the bird survive and recover.
Research – Several cooperative research groups have been set up among Federal and State agencies, university and private research centers, and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Studies are being conducted to determine where plovers breed and winter, estimate numbers, and monitor long-term changes in populations.
Habitat Protection – Measures to protect the bird’s habitat are conducted each year, including controlling human access to nesting areas, nest monitoring and protection, limiting residential and industrial development, and properly managing water flow. In Michigan, several landowners have formally agreed to protect plover nesting habitat.
Public Education – Many States and private agencies are running successful public information campaigns to raise awareness of the plover’s plight. In Michigan, residents of coastal communities where the birds nest have been contacted by an “ambassador” and provided with information about the plight of the plover.
What are some threats to the piping plover?
The main threat to piping plovers is habitat loss. Development on beaches has reduced the amount of suitable wintering areas available. Disturbance by humans and domestic animals forces wintering and migrating birds to increase their energy expenditure, and can also cause breeding plovers to abandon nests and young.
How do piping plovers get their food?
Piping plovers eat marine worms, fly larvae, beetles, insects, crustaceans, mollusks and other small invertebrates. When its spots its prey, it quickly runs after it, stops suddenly, and then quickly snatches it up.
Are piping plovers endangered?
Piping plover nesting season?
Piping plovers start arriving on breeding grounds in early April, followed by courtship and nesting in mid-to-late April
Where are piping plovers found?
Piping plovers inhabit sandy beaches, sand flats, and mudflats along coastal areas (Florida Natural Areas Inventory 2001). The species can be found along Gulf Coast states and Mexico, along the Atlantic Coast from Florida to Newfoundland, and west to northern Michigan and Wisconsin.