Species at Risk Assessments, Surveys & Salvages

Species at Risk Assessments are performed by PLG’s certified environmental biologists and technicians to ensure compliance with the Federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). The purpose of SARA is to protect and prevent wildlife species in Canada from going extinct.

If you are considering development that may be located within known Species at Risk territory, an assessment can be conducted to provide critical habitat and species protection recommendations in accordance with SARA.

Our biologists remain up to date on current lists of Species at Risk in Canada, and have performed numerous field assessments and salvages for fish, amphibian and vegetative species. Online database assessments will be conducted and in-field investigations will be performed, if required. We are trained and certified for conducting salvage and relocation procedures through the use of various techniques (e.g., electrofishing, minnow traps, fencing). The salvage technique used is chosen and performed according to site-specific circumstances, the species in consideration, and in accordance with applicable federal and provincial legislation.

Read one of our wildlife salvage success stories here!

Talk to us

Talk to our environmental professionals. Please contact Melissa, a Registered Professional Biologist (RP.Bio) and BC Certified Erosion Sediment Control Lead (BC-CESCL) with experience in environmental and watercourse assessments, Riparian Areas Protection Regulation (RAPR) assessments, habitat restoration, invasive vegetation management, bird nest surveys, water quality and Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) monitoring, and the preparation of environmental reports and regulatory permits/approvals.