Terrestrial Ecology

Identifying interactions and designing mitigation to enhance biodiversity in terrestrial environments requires an educated and experienced team of specialists.

We provide ecological and ecosystem surveys, planning, and management services to government and private sector clients. Our Terrestrial Ecology team is experienced working with a wide variety of wildlife and plant species in ecosystems from marine shorelines to boreal forests, wetlands, grasslands and alpine. We conduct wildlife plant and ecosystem inventories for our clients at project sites across Canada, using a combination of recognized provincial standard survey techniques and the latest technology such as eDNA and the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or drones). Our field crews welcome participation by Indigenous groups. We strive to work together to integrate the traditional knowledge that is shared with us to build a more comprehensive understanding of the environmental resources and sensitivities. We are pleased to provide capacity-building and training to Indigenous groups and value the contribution Indigenous groups provide to our team and project delivery.

Our Geomatics staff works closely with our terrestrial ecology team to prepare ecosystem and habitat mapping, quantifying and qualifying potential effects of development and restoration on terrestrial habitat. The registered professional biologists and technicians on our team are familiar with federal, provincial, territorial and municipal legislation and best management practices for wildlife, ecosystems and species at risk and are experienced at planning mitigation to avoid and minimize impacts. Our team maintains relationships with recognized species experts so we can draw upon their knowledge where specialized expertise is required. We seek innovative approaches to ‘find a better way’ to protect biodiversity while providing exceptional service and guidance to our clients.

Our services include:

  • Wildlife habitat assessments
  • Wildlife habitat modelling
  • Wildlife surveys
  • Vegetation surveys
  • Rare plant surveys
  • Remote bioacoustic surveys
  • Drone surveys
  • Ecosystem and wildlife habitat suitability mapping
  • Invasive and noxious plant surveys and management plans
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Bird nest sweeps
  • eDNA surveys
  • Wildlife salvages
  • Mitigation planning
  • Program monitoring
  • Management for species at risk
  • Provincial and federal permitting, such as Section 73 Species at Risk Act permits
  • Expert review
  • Habitat restoration and compensation planning
  • Technical research studies