Understand the ecology of your site.
Opportunities, requirements & management solutions.
Our environmental scientists can survey a site’s existing and potential ecological values, to identify ecological opportunities and constraints to the design process, the impacts of planned activity and help develop tailored management strategies.
These scientific services cover flora and fauna and ecosystems within the terrestrial, freshwater and coastal environments, allowing you to plan for the present and future.
When are ecological assessments needed?
An ecological assessment may be required for a resource consent application in the case where potential and actual ecological impacts of the proposed project have been identified and need to be appropriately managed. Ecological assessment at project outset can also identify site-specific ecological constraints and opportunities to guide the master planning process.
A detailed investigation enables us to draw scientific conclusions about what flora and fauna are present at your site, what effects your proposed activity will have, and what can be done to manage the ecological impact of your project.
By working synergistically with the natural environment we add value to projects and sites. Better future outcomes come from a smart approach that incorporates natural capital into your master planning.
When is ecological reporting required?
Sometimes ongoing ecological monitoring at your site can be required to stay compliant with your resource consent. In this case we can design and carry out surveys to assess any effects of your activity on ecological values and provide an assessment of compliance.
Our Ecological Assessments and Reporting services include:
- Habitat mapping using cutting edge geospatial, land surveying and UAV (thermal, multispectral, LiDAR) technologies
- Water quality monitoring of discharges and receiving environments, including continuous monitoring solutions
- Interdisciplinary catchment management, including Watercourse Assessment Reports
- Assessments for development master planning and land purchase due diligence
- Ecological impact assessments for resource consent applications
- Ecological management plans
- Planting and restoration plans
- Watercourse classification
- Technical peer review for regional councils
- Wetland delineation
- Lizard and bat surveys
- Bird surveys, including wetland, coastal and forest
- Freshwater fish and macroinvertebrate sampling
- Stream Ecological Valuations
- eDNA sampling
- Fish passage design
- Fish management plans
- Native fish trap and transfer