DD&A was contracted for on-call biological resource services with the County of Monterey, Public Works Department. In the summer of 2008, wildfire ravaged the hillsides of the Big Sur coast. In order to prevent the damaging effects of severe flooding and mudslides to property as a result of erosion during heavy rain storms, the Public Works Department teamed with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide permitting assistance to residents and business owners to implement protective measures under the Emergency Watershed Protection Program. DD&A worked with these agencies to provide documentation of the existing biological conditions at several project sites, suggestions for reducing impacts to sensitive biological resources, facilitation of consultation with NOAA Fisheries, and guidance of emergency permitting procedures for other regulatory agencies.