BIOLOGICAL SERVICES

Identify the Species at Risk to Understand and Mitigate Project Impacts

Our team of Biologists and Environmental Specialists are qualified to perform the various environmental studies required by your project to be in compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

From simple desktop screenings to comprehensive multi-season studies, we are trained and certified to assist all sizes, types and stages of projects.

What are Biological Services?

Biological services involve the study of the interaction between the species (plant or animal) and its habitat.

Our services range from species at risk surveys to ecological land classification that help determine the significance of natural features. We have extensive experience assessing the impacts of a proposed project and to mitigate for the proposed activities in order to protect the form and function of the natural features.

  • Species at Risk Surveys and ESA permitting
  • Environmental Impact Studies
  • Breeding Bird Surveys and Nest Sweeps
  • Site Evaluation Reports
  • Fish Habitat Assessments
  • Stream assessments
  • Natural Heritage Evaluations
  • Ecological Baseline Studies
  • Detailed Vegetation Inventories
  • Wetland Evaluations in Ontario (OWES certified)
  • OMNR | Ecological Classification System in Ontario

Our team of Biologists and Environmental Specialists are qualified to perform the various environmental studies required by your project to be in compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

From simple desktop screenings to comprehensive multi-season studies, we are trained and certified to assist all sizes, types and stages of projects.

Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM)

Environmental Effects Monitoring

Evaluate the effectiveness of environmental protection measures in aquatic ecosystems

Blue Heron staff possess the expertise to conduct and report upon a variety of environmental effects monitoring studies.

We can ensure your project meets all the latest regulatory requirements.

Services Include:

  • Effluent Characterization
  • Water Quality Monitoring
  • Biological monitoring studies of fish populations, benthic invertebrate communities, and mercury & selenium concentration in fish tissues to determine effects
  • Sublethal Toxicity Testing
  • Investigation of Cause studies if an effect is found and confirmed
  • Data assessment and Interpretive Reporting, based on MDMER submission schedule and requirements

Ecological studies are critical to assessing the environmental impacts of proposed development projects on fish, wildlife, and their habitats

Why Conduct these Studies?

Ecological studies are critical to assessing the environmental impacts of fish and wildlife and their habitat incurred by proposed development projects.

Did You Know?

We can train staff to understand the environmental responsibilities for the management and monitoring of potential impacts on-site.

Invest in training staff on a variety of biological study topics, including:

Past Clients

  • Imerys Talc
  • Lake Shore Gold Corp
  • Agrium Inc.
  • Hydromega
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Primero Gold
  • City of Thunder Bay
  • City of Timmins
  • Eastway International Inc.
  • Town of Cochrane
  • Glencore Canada
  • Richmont Mines Inc

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