As DFO recognized qualified environmental professionals, we are able to offer marine baseline and / or impact assessments of proposed development projects in the marine environment using our commercial SCUBA, drop camera, snorkel, and sonar capabilities. Projects include detailed habitat mapping utilizing GPS and conventional survey methods, SCUBA, sonar technology as well as orthophoto, satellite photo and LIDAR coupled with the analysis capabilities of GIS. Habitat assessments can be geared towards the collection of baseline data, impact assessments, natural resource inventories, climate change studies or post-construction effectiveness monitoring.
Our services include:
We assist our clients in defining a project’s scope of impacts, identifying which habitat features are most likely to be impacted, and developing site-specific plans to mitigate or offset potential impacts. Should your project require compensation to offset unavoidable impacts, we offer years of experience in marine habitat restoration and habitat banking. Our staff strives to remain current regarding the latest regulatory policies and legislation to ensure that whether your project is a small-scale private endeavor such as a boat ramp or a large-scale industry shipping port or log dump, we understand the regulatory approval process and are able to guide your project through to completion.
For more information or to discuss specific project requirements, please contact us.