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Restoration Services

Ecological restoration is the practice of renewing and restoring degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems and habitats in the environment by active human intervention and action. Below are a few options in which we may implement restoration projects!

  • Habitat restoration and creation
  • Vegetation planting plans
  • Prescribed burns
  • Land use management

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Species at Risk

We conduct surveys for flora and fauna Species at Risk (SAR). Our biologists are trained to identify key habitat features and complete habitat assessments, distribution mapping, SAR monitoring and acquire Endangered Species Act Permitting.  Below is information regarding some SAR in Ontario.

Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptiles and amphibians are the most threatened vertebrate group on earth (Canadian Herpetological Society).

Birds

Ontario is home to several at risk bird species. Breeding bird surveys are important to help assess the structure and function of various habitats.

Plants

Vegetation surveys and Ecological Land Classification (ELC) are used to identify rare plants and vegetation communities.

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Construction Monitoring

We provide a variety of construction monitoring services prior to and following construction practices. These services can include species at risk surveys, quality control for implemented mitigation measures and monitoring required for regulatory agency approvals.

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Environmental Impact Studies

We provide a range of environmental impact studies tailored to residential, recreational, drainage and agricultural development. Our biologists work closely with planners and regulatory agencies to ensure that the needs of the client are accomplished while the environment is protected. Our environmental impact assessments include the following information:

  • Background review
  • Summary of exisiting conditions
  • Impacts, policy and environmental designations
  • Mitigation to avoid impacts

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Natural Heritage Feature Management

Our staff specialize in natural heritage feature assessments and management. We are able to identify and assess woodlands, wetlands, watercourses, wildlife habitats and other significant natural heritage features in land use planning strategies. Below are a few examples of natural heritage features that are staff are trained to assess.

PSWs

Provincially Significant Wetlands (PSW) are wetland areas identified by the province as being the most valuable.

ANSIs

Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) is an official designation applied to contiguous geographical regions within the province that have geological or ecological features which are significantly representative provincially, regionally, or locally.

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Geographic Information System (GIS)

Our staff are trained in Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies. GIS is a framework for gathering, managing, and analyzing data that is rooted in the science of geography. We are able to collect data in the field, successfully analyze it and provide high quality mapping services to our clientele. 

"The earth is the one thing we all have in common"
- wendell berry