Urban Developments

Scientists from LGL have expertise working with:

  • Landscape architects and civil engineers
  • Environmental assessments by way of regional, provincial / state, and federal regulations
  • Best Management Practices
  • Human and wildlife conflict and safety matters

Objectives of projects can include:

  • Predicting and monitoring impacts of urban development on fish and wildlife
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Public consultations
  • Permit acquisition
  • Prescribing measures to conserve rare plants, fish, and wildlife
  • Special considerations for endangered species
  • Avoiding problem-wildlife situations
  • Habitat enhancement and restoration
  • Acquiring and managing habitat for compensation purposes

Specialized methodologies:

  • Integrating geo-spatial data using state-of-the-art GIS solutions
  • Superimposing development designs, fish and wildlife habitat values, and other spatial data on orthorectified base imagery
  • Full-colour, large-sized map plotting capability
  • Compatibility with CAD (computer assisted design)
  • Habitat suitability analysis
  • Habitat fragmentation analysis
  • Habitat balance calculations
  • Habitat management prescriptions
  • Formulation of Best Management Practices
  • Human-wildlife conflict avoidance
  • Raptor nest relocation
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