In recent years, legislation and policies affecting land use planning and ecological management have undergone dramatic change. It is clear that municipalities are increasingly responsible for ensuring that land use change does not negatively impact the environment.
This responsibility now also falls on the landowner. Whether it is prior to purchasing a property, or during applications for development projects, it is important to have the most up-to-date and accurate information available to ensure projects can be approved and constructed without having a negative impact on the environment.
Proposals for land use change and/or development require a determination of impacts on a range of features including species at risk, wetlands, woodlands, ravines, and fish habitat. Impacts can often be mitigated through avoidance or other means.
With our extensive and proven experience in carrying out ecological assignments throughout central, eastern and southern Ontario, Skelton, Brumwell and Associates Inc. can help you meet these requirements, in a cost and time efficient manner.
- Environmental Impact Studies (EIS)
- Natural Environment Reports
- Species at Risk Assessments
- Butternut Tree Assessments
- Natural Heritage Planning
- Wetland Evaluations
- Biological Inventories and Studies
- Ecological Land Classification (ELC)
- Site Constraints and Opportunity Analysis
- Due Diligence
- Expert Testimony
- Environmental Monitoring
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