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Parks/Natural Area Planning & Management 

Planning and management of the natural environment within a park or natural area is becoming more important as our society seeks out experiences with nature, and as impacts such as climate change add stress to the ecological integrity of parks and natural areas.  

Our Team has a long history of working with Parks Canada, Ontario Parks, Conservation Authorities and municipalities to solve the challenge of providing recreational opportunities while achieving natural heritage protection objectives. Our innovative, realistic solutions recognize the limited resources available. Services include: 

  • Input to trail design

  • Park management plans

  • Vegetation/rare species management plans

  • Ecological restoration plans

  • Ecological inventory

  • Invasive species plans

  • Sensitivity analysis and park zoning

  • Database development

 Projects We've Worked On

  • Mississauga Natural Areas System (NAS)

  • Seaton Natural Heritage System Management Plan (Pickering, Ontario)

  • Rouge Park Trails Master Plan

  • City of Mississauga Natural Heritage & Urban Forest Strategy

  • Point Pelee Forest Bird and Marsh Monitoring Study

  • Point Pelee Vegetation Management Objectives

  • Massasauga Rattlesnake Habitat and Branched Bartonia Mapping and Assessment, O’Donnell Point Nature Reserve

  • Killarney Provincial Park Signature Site Natural Science Study

  • Glen Stewart Ravine Park Management Plan (Toronto)

  • Zone 1 & Environmentally Sensitive Site Designation, Point Pelee National Park

  • Peggy’s Wood Management Plan (Towns of Newmarket and East Gwillimbury)

  • Hungry Hollow Management Plan (Halton Hills)

  • City of Toronto ESA, ANSI and Provincially Significant Wetland Studies

  • Vegetation Management Plan - Georgian Bay Islands National Park


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