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Natural Heritage/Environment Inventory and Assessment

Natural environment inventory and assessment are essential for informing land use planning and natural areas management. Whether as part of an environmental study being completed as part of a larger subwatershed study, an development application ranging in scale from a single-family home to a subdivision, or ecological field surveys undertaken to inform a natural area management plan, NSE has the experience and expertise to support you with your project. 

We have qualified staff with expertise to undertake comprehensive biological inventories, supported by GIS-based mapping, including: 

  • wildlife surveys (birds, amphibians, reptiles, butterflies, dragonflies, mammals) 

  • vegetation inventories and Ecological Land Classification (ELC) 

  • wetland evaluation 

  • soil classification and description 

  • benthic invertebrate sampling 

  • fish community sampling

  • significant wildlife habitat screening, surveys and assessment 

  • Species-At-Risk (SAR) surveys 

  • invasive species inventories 

  • tree surveys and assessments by ISA Certified Arborists 

  • butternut health assessment 

  • aquatic habitat assessment 

  • headwater drainage feature assessment 

  • natural environment system identification and planning 

Projects We've Worked Ong Rail and Least Bittern Surveys
  • Credit Valley Conservation Grassland Birds

  • Mississauga Natural Areas System (NAS)

  • Aurora 2B Benthic Invertebrate Monitoring

  • City of Mississauga Emerald Ash Borer Survey

  • Town of Aurora Eco-Park

  • Killarney Provincial Park Signature Site Natural Science Study

  • Windsor-Essex Parkway Species-At-Risk Study (City of Windsor)

  • City of Vaughan Natural Heritage Network

  • City of Cambridge Tree Health Survey

  • Huron Natural Area, Kitchener

  • Westminster Ponds/Pond Mills ESA Evaluation (City of London)

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