We design and implement marine habitat restoration projects to return degraded sites to stable, ecologically functional habitat. Our restoration projects strive to mimic as closely as possible the functional condition of natural, undisturbed sites. Many of our restoration sites have been developed to address habitat compensation requirements associated with proposed development in the marine environment. A sample of our marine habitat restoration projects are provided in the photo reel below and include:
• Salt Marsh
• Eelgrass Bed
• Artificial Reef
• Sediment Capping
• Kelp Propagation
• Intertidal Rock
• Foreshore Reclamation
Our habitat restoration services include:
Many coastal ecosystems have suffered degradation from human-induced impacts that has compromised their ecological functions. The deposition of additional sediment, debris and solid structures often smother subtidal and intertidal infaunal marine life. This may create barren tracts of sea floor which lack 3-dimensional habitat structure and points of attachment for kelp and algae. As well, the decomposition of submerged woody debris from log handling activities robs these sites of vital dissolved oxygen required for benthic and other aquatic organisms to thrive. Intertidal salt marsh and sea grasses are two high value marine habitats found along the coast of B.C. which provide critical food sources and shelter to a variety of marine organisms, stabilize coastlines and marine sediments and act as valuable carbon sinks. These habitats can be impacted by the placement of artificial structures such as boat ramps, wharfs, or shoreline fills associated with coastal development projects and the loss of these habitats has detrimental effects which are felt throughout the marine food web.
For more information or to discuss specific project requirements, please contact us.