MEMS’ team of wildlife biologists have a broad range of expertise in wildlife biology, including amphibians, migratory birds, ungulates, wildlife habitat suitability studies and habitat modelling. We perform migratory bird surveys, winter track counts, nesting surveys, and other species-specific surveys. We analyze proposed construction areas to determine potential harmful effects on federal and provincial species at risk and provide reports and recommendations for proceeding safely and within regulations. Recommendations are species-specific and season-concerned. Because each species is different, we collect data using several field-survey techniques. Our biologists have experience working across Canada.
Our team is a leader in ‘life of project’ experience, including planning, inventory, assessment, monitoring and revegetation stages. The scope, scale and intricacies of the projects we complete are tailored to our client’s needs. Our wildlife biology services include baseline surveys, impact assessment, mitigation measures, habitat suitability plans, wildlife monitoring and land use planning (when the integration of local knowledge is crucial).
Our wildlife services are strengthened by our close relationship with MEMS’ other disciplines, such as wetlands and vegetation, through which we provide our clients with a comprehensive analysis of their entire working area. Senior members of our team are involved in each project, ensuring that our work is of the highest quality and completed efficiently. The reports we provide are thorough yet concise, and go beyond the minimum required information. We maintain close relationships with government and regulators, keeping us on top of the latest developments and guidelines.
We offer a wide range of competencies and extensive experience in our wildlife consulting services including the following:
- wildlife species at risk surveys;
- baseline wildlife inventories;
- taxonomic identification of wildlife species;
- wildlife habitat modelling;
- habitat reclamation and restoration;
- wildlife effects and cumulative effects assessments;
- wildlife mitigation and monitoring; and
- conservation planning.