Ecological Restoration

Restore function into the landscape.

 

We provide restoration plans, construction supervision, monitoring and stakeholder engagement for ecological restoration projects.

Waterways

Forests

Wetlands

Meadows

Our Process

Site Survey and Evaluation

A site survey gives us a detailed overview of the ecological assets and challenges at your site. From here we can develop a restoration plan that provides you with long-term ecological health. The site survey and evaluation stage may include the following:

  • A survey of baseline conditions

  • A vegetation inventory

  • Environmental monitoring (water, vegetation, and/or soil sampling)

  • Background research on the history of the site, ecosystem and land use

Wetland inventory survey diagram

Planning and Installation

Once we complete the site survey and evaluation, we will work with you to prioritize your goals into a restoration plan. This stage may include:

  • Planning and design (including costing)

  • Site preparation (clearing and grading, which may include soil de-compaction, scarification, pit and mound creation, and soil amending)

  • Invasive species management

  • Seeding, planting and desired landscaping services

  • Development of monitoring strategy

Restoration along Knarston Creek in Lantzville with sedges and dogwood staking.

Environmental Monitoring

Once the initial restoration is complete, monitoring provides feedback and allows us to track changes. We use parameters such as water quality, indicator species and biodiversity to measure the impact of restoration treatments.

Unsure how your existing restoration project is performing?
We can provide you with recommendations on how to improve the outcome
of your project.

Plot laid out to conduct a vegetation inventory on ecosystem restoration site.

Public Education & Stakeholder Engagement

Many restoration projects require cooperation with neighbours, community organizations and other interest groups to achieve successful outcomes. We will work with you to develop a communications strategy that fits your project. Examples of education and engagement services that we provide include:

  • Developing education materials for use on social media

  • Creating content related to the project for use on your website

  • Assisting with organizing public outreach events including open house meetings and site tours

Group of volunteers helping to restore the bank along the Chase River