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Urban Forest Management

Urban Forest Management

• Urban forest management planning • Urban forest policy review and analysis • Woodland management plans • Ravine Stewardship Plans • Woodland and urban forest monitoring • Consultation plans and workshop facilitation
Training, Facilitation And Engagement

Training, Facilitation and Engagement

• Meeting and workshop facilitation • Development of consultation plans • Training programs in: • Wildlife management • Plant identification • Geomorphologic assessments and characterization • Natural heritage policy and planning in Ontario • Guest lectures on various topics related to ecology, geomorphology and natural heritage
Terrestrial Inventory

Terrestrial Inventory

• Botanical surveys, including species of conservation concern and invasive species • Faunal surveys (e.g., birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, bats) • Species at Risk surveys and habitat assessments • Butternut health assessments • Application of Ontario Wetland Evaluation System for southern and northern Ontario • Ecological Land Classification system mapping and inventory • Wetland boundary delineation / verification
Aquatic Inventory Fisheries Permitting

Sustainability and Climate Change Strategies

• Water Quality Impact Assessments for residential and commercial developments • Input to wastewater treatment plans • Lake capacity modelling • Limnological studies • Water quality program development for lakes • Benthic invertebrate assessments
Species At Risk (SAR) Surveys And Permitting

Species at Risk Surveys and Permitting

• SAR surveys, habitat assessments and compensation strategies • Redside Dace, Butternut, Bobolink, Barn Swallow, Eastern Meadowlark, bats, etc. • Endangered Species Act registry and permits • Rare species assessments and management plans • Recovery Plans • Species status updates
Beacon Environmental Services - Peer Review

Peer Review, Expert Advice and Litigation Support

• Peer review of natural heritage reports / studies • Review of habitat / species information in the scientific / technical literature • Strategic advice • Litigation support • Expert witness testimony
Natural Heritage Assessment

Natural Heritage Planning

• Development of Natural Heritage Systems • Natural heritage policy and guideline development and review conformity studies • Greenbelt Plan / Niagara Escarpment Plan / Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan conformity studies • Technical support for Ontario Municipal Board, Environmental Assessment Board, and Mining and Lands Commission hearings • Review of habitat / species information in the scientific / technical literature • Consultation plans and workshop facilitation
Beacon Environmental Services - Limnology Water Quality

Limnology and Water Quality Assessment

• Water Quality Impact Assessments for residential and commercial developments • Input to wastewater treatment plans • Lake capacity modelling • Limnological studies • Water quality program development for lakes • Benthic invertebrate assessments
Beacon Environmental Services - Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture and Ecological Design

• Conceptual and detailed designs for parks and trails • Habitat enhancement, creation and restoration • Designs and specifications for wildlife habitat structures • Bio-engineering designs • Naturalization / planting plans for habitat edge management / buffers, streetscapes and stormwater management facilities • Contract administration and construction oversight
Habitat Management And Ecological Monitoring

Habitat Management and Ecological Monitoring

• Management plans for woodlands, wetlands and meadows • Monitoring plans for woodlands, wetlands and meadows • Management and monitoring for specialized habitats • Alvars, talus slopes, cliffs • Bogs and fens • Tallgrass prairies and savannas • Invasive species management plans
Beacon Environmental Services Geomorphological Characterization

Geomorphic Assessments and Sediment Transport Modelling

• Geomorphological inventories and Characterization studies • Geomorphic Systems Master Implementation Plans • Sediment transport modelling • Erosion threshold exceedance modelling and analysis • Scour potential modelling and analysis • Geomorphological and Sediment transport monitoring • Watershed-scale sediment routing (budget) analysis
Beacon Environmental Services - Fluvial And Coastal Hazard Assessment

Fluvial Hazard Assessment

• Channel stability assessments • Stream erosion and migration analysis • Meander belt width and Redside Dace habitat delineation • Toe erosion allowance recommendations • Infrastructure risk assessments • Geomorphic Systems Master Implementation Plans • Scour analysis and depth-of-cover recommendations • Shoreline recession rate analysis
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