Habitat Enhancement

Restoration Projects

In an increasing modified landscape, habitat restoration is becoming essential to provide habitat opportunities for the species that co-inhabit the ecosystems in which we reside. By restoring important identified landscapes we can decrease habitat fragmentation and increase available habitat for species at risk, as well as more common species. Our restoration projects are selected based on recommendations from our government partners, the species recovery teams and contractors who are experts in this field. These projects are only undertaken once we have secured all the necessary approvals and funding to ensure success.

Currently, Precious Frog (one of our partnership projects) is responsible for the majority of our restoration work. To learn more, follow this link to their very comprehensive webpage outlining their work. We also do smaller-scale restoration projects on private land specifically targeting species at risk habit, as part of our Nature Stewards Program. For projects that involve fish habitat we partner with Pearson Ecological and/or the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition, as our restoration projects are primarily wetland and terrestrial based.

 

We also offer specialized in habitat enhancement-related services that support our conservation ethic. Listed below are the services we currently offer on a fee-for-service basis:

Wildlife Reports

Wildlife reports aim to identify sensitive wildlife and wildlife habitat issues related to private land development in the Abbotsford area. Such reports encourage land use decisions that support the integrity of these species and/or habitats. These reports provide a standard map of known species and habitat information for a development property, but do not replace field surveys for species occurrences and habitat values.

Mapping

Baseline mapping such as Sensitive Habitat Inventory and Mapping (SHIM), Sensitive Ecosystems Inventories (SEI), and Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping (TEM) provide critical information regarding the health of habitats in investigated landscapes. This information identifies sensitive areas, areas of conservation concern, clarify ecosystem classification, and identify areas where rare species occur; in addition gathered information may provide more accurate and precise locations of streams and water bodies.

Conservation Property Management

Properties that are managed for their conservation values often require a non-traditional landscaping approach. Services such as effective control of invasive species, comprehensive baseline and species surveys as well as site-specific management plans are key tools to protect valuable habitat.

For more information, please contact us.