Environmental Assessments


PLG is committed to supporting existing natural systems, by providing opportunities for habitat retention and/or enhancement. Ecological baseline and habitat assessments of fish and wildlife are fundamental in sustainable development planning. PLG’s environmental assessment work focuses on the identification, evaluation and prevention of negative impacts to aquatic and terrestrial species and their habitats. PLG’s Qualified Environmental Professionals (QEPs) have the expertise to conduct thorough field analyses in accordance with governmental regulations and land use planning requirements. In addition to this, PLG's QEPs are certified and experienced in guiding our clients through environmental related development applications, in accordance with municipal and provincial government bylaws and land use planning requirements.

Please visit the Environmental Case Studies page to read more about our Fergus Creek Success Story.

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Talk to our environmental professionals. Please contact Melissa, a Biologist in Training (BIT) and BC Certified Erosion Sediment Control Lead (BC-CESCL) with experience in environmental and watercourse assessments, Riparian Area Regulation (RAR) assessments, habitat restoration, invasive vegetation management, bird nest surveys, water quality and Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) monitoring, and the preparation of environmental reports.

Watercourse Classification Confirmation Assessments


PLG’s QEPs are experienced in conducting Watercourse Classification Confirmation Assessments (WCCA) throughout the lower mainland in BC, in accordance with municipal regulatory requirements and guidelines (i.e., SEDP, NEDP). Read more...

Riparian Areas Regulation Assessments


In addition to municipal Streamside Protection and Enhancement Area (SPEA) Regulation bylaws and setbacks, watercourses and wetlands may also be subject to federal and provincial government regulations [e.g., Riparian Areas Regulation (RAR)]. PLG’s QEPs are qualified to conduct RAR assessments for watercourses and wetlands to determine setbacks that are regulated by provincial protection standards. Read more...

Bird Nest Surveys


Bird Nest Surveys are performed to adhere to the BC Wildlife Act (WA) and Federal Migratory Birds Convention Act (MBCA) that provides protection for birds and their nests during the bird nesting window. Read more…

Ecological Baseline Assessment/Environmental Impact Assessment


PLG is committed to supporting existing natural systems, by providing opportunities for habitat retention and/or enhancement. Habitat and ecological baseline assessments of fish and wildlife are fundamental in sustainable planning. Our assessment work focuses on the prevention of negative impacts to aquatic and terrestrial species and their habitats. Read more...

Species at Risk Assessments, Surveys & Salvages


PLG’s environmental biologists and technicians are certified and experienced to perform Species at Risk assessments for fish, amphibian and wildlife (e.g., Pacific Water Shrew), including salvages and relocation using various techniques (e.g., electrofishing, minnow traps, fencing), in accordance with applicable federal/provincial legislation (e.g., Federal Fisheries Act). Read more...

Terrestrial and Wildlife Surveys


A terrestrial or wildlife habitat survey may be a requirement of your project. For projects in the initial planning stages, our team of biologists are qualified to conduct baseline desktop surveys and provide guidance in advance of any project planning. Read more...

Sensitive Ecosystem Development Plans


The Sensitive Ecosystem Development Plan (SEDP) is an adopted City of Surrey regulatory process that affects how certain development projects proceed. The bylaw states that Sensitive Ecosystem Development Permit (DP3) approval from the City of Surrey is required for any proposed development activity within 50 meters of a watercourse and/or City designated Green Infrastructure Networks/Hubs. Our QEPS are able to take you through the environmental development process, and prepare applications and reports for submission to governing bodies. Read more…

Natural Ecosystem Development Plans


Natural Environment Development Plans (NEDP) are bylaws adopted by the City of Abbotsford, similar to the City of Surrey’s SEDP process, which affect the way development projects are allowed to proceed within 50 meters of streams or classified sensitive ecosystem lands (as per Metro Vancouver’s Sensitive Ecosystem Inventory). Read more…