Natural & Environmental Resource Management

Ecofor offers a full range of natural and environmental science consulting services throughout western Canada. Our team of professional biologists, environmental scientists, and technicians provide their expertise in a wide array of disciplines to a client base that has included private industry, developers, landowners, government agencies, First Nations, and Indigenous organizations.

Our staff has a strong background in all federal, provincial, and territorial legislation and regulations. We provide practical and effective solutions towards the protection and management of our natural and environmental resources. Helping our clients facilitate development while meeting all legislative and regulatory requirements is part of what we do.

Our team specializes in a variety of fields and services, including but not limited to: Aquatic, Terrestrial, & Wildlife Resource Management, Environmental Impact Assessments, Construction Environmental Management Plans, and Environmental Monitoring and Inspection.

Ecofor is continually growing to meet the needs of our clients, and our services are always expanding and improving.

Aquatic Resource Management

Guided by territorial, provincial, and federal legislation and regulations, Ecofor’s qualified professionals provide sound management recommendations and solutions that allow projects to advance while conserving our valuable aquatic resources. Our biologists provide our clients with the baseline data that can be interpreted and included in the planning phase of projects, detailed management solution plans, and field-level support for applying and implementing these plans through the lifespan of the project.

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  • Fish & Fish Habitat Assessment, Mapping, and Management
  • Stream Crossing Assessment
  • Stream Classification
  • Fish Passage Restoration
  • Stream Rehabilitation
  • Spawning Assessments
  • Riparian Classification (FRPA)
  • Fish Rescue/Salvage and Relocation
  • Aquatic Invertebrate Studies (CABIN)
  • Fish Population Survey and Inventory
  • Habitat Compensation Planning
  • Water Quality Field and Lab Testing
  • Qualified Aquatic Environmental Specialist (QAES) Services
  • Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) Services
  • Provincial, Territorial, and Federal Permitting

Terrestrial Resource Management

Ecofor’s biologists have gained extensive knowledge in wetland, grassland, and forest communities throughout the boreal, sub-arctic, prairie, and coastal regions of western Canada. Our staff have extensive training and experience on the identification of both provincially and federally listed species and communities. With the help of our skilled GIS team, Ecofor also provides support for Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping (TEM) projects. Our objective is to provide valuable baseline studies and recommendations that help manage and preserve terrestrial biodiversity.

  • Alberta Qualified Wetland Science Practitioner (QWSP) Services
  • Riparian Classification (FRPA)
  • Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) Services
  • Species at Risk, Wildlife, and Vegetation Surveys
  • Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat Assessments
  • Terrestrial Invertebrate Surveys
  • Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) Phase I
  • Invasive Plant/Weed Surveys
  • BC Wetland Scientist Services
  • Moss and Lichen Surveys
  • AB, BC, and YT Wetland Identification, Delineation, and Classification
  • Rare Plant Surveys
  • Wetland Mapping
  • Soil Surveys
  • Wetland Compensation Planning
  • Vegetation and Ecosystem Assessments
  • Wetland Values Determination
  • Ecosystem Classification and Mapping
  • Wetland and Ecosystem Reclamation, Restoration, and Compensation
  • Provincial, Territorial, and Federal Permitting

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Wildlife Resource Management

Ecofor is committed to providing our clients with the tools that they need to properly assess development impacts on wildlife and their habitats. We ensure that development is conducted in a manner that not only minimizes impacts to wildlife resources but also remains sensitive to the logistical constraints of industry.

We specialize in providing wildlife management services for the forest sector, mining, oil and gas, highways, hydroelectric development, private landowners, ranchers, and Indigenous groups.


  • General Wildlife & Wildlife Habitat Surveys and Inventories
  • Furbearer and Mammal Inventories
  • Species at Risk Surveys
  • Grizzly and Black Bear Inventories
  • Breeding Bird Surveys
  • Winter and Natal Den Surveys
  • Migratory Bird Nest Surveys
  • Amphibian and Reptile Surveys
  • Waterfowl Nest Surveys
  • Amphibian Salvage and Relocation
  • Owl and Raptor Surveys
  • Ungulate Winter Range Management
  • Terrestrial Invertebrate Surveys
  • Caribou, Goat, and Sheep Management Plans
  • Wildlife Habitat Assessments
  • Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) Services
  • Wildlife Management Plans
  • Provincial, Territorial, and Federal Permitting

Environmental Impact Assessments

Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial Acts require their own specific assessment and regulatory requirements. Ecofor’s environmental professionals are committed to providing sound baseline evaluations and recommendations to facilitate development that meets all legislative requirements.

  • Canada Impact Assessment Act (IAA) Compliance
  • NWT Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA) Compliance
  • BC Environmental Assessment Act (BCEAA) Compliance
  • Municipal and Regional Environmental Assessments (EA)
  • Alberta Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) Compliance
  • Baseline Environmental Assessments (EA) and Evaluations
  • Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) Environmental Assessments (EA)
  • Environmental Regulatory Support
  • Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act (YESAA) Compliance

Construction Environmental Management Plans

Navigating the regulatory processes and ensuring the responsible development of a project can be a challenge. Ecofor’s environmental professionals and biologists are committed to providing sound baseline evaluations, management plans, and recommendations to facilitate development that meets legislative requirements.

We develop realistic and achievable solutions to mitigate the effects that can be minimized, and counterbalance those that are unavoidable.

  • Environmental Management Plans (EMP)
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • Environmental Protection Plans (EPP)
  • Care of Water (CoW) Plans
  • Environmental Construction Operations (ECO) Plans
  • Project Specific Safety Plans (PSSP)

Environmental Monitoring and Inspection Services

Ecofor’s qualified environmental professionals have strong backgrounds in ecosystem functions and applying site-specific solutions to the diverse projects within western Canada’s expanding industries. From inspecting for environmental compliance to coordinating cost-effective and practical solutions to environmental challenges, our environmental team is committed to supporting clients towards environmental excellence.

  • Environmental Monitor, Inspector, and Coordinator Services
  • Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) Services
  • Environmental Audits
  • Water Quality & Turbidity Monitoring
  • Environmental Mitigation Planning
  • Wildlife Monitoring
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control (ESC) Planning
  • Invasive Plant/Weed Surveys
  • Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) Services
  • Spill Response Monitoring & Reporting

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