Charaterization of Natural Environments

The ecological characterization study

The ecological characterization study is recommended before any residential and/or commercial development on vacant land that may represent a wetland or a potential habitat for species with special or precarious status.

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION:

  • Defining the composition of an environment
  • Knowing the ecological value

Ecological characterization consists of a detailed description of the environment; the flora and fauna present, hydrological links, the potential presence of habitats for fauna and flora, etc.

THIS STUDY ALLOWS TO DETERMINE:

  1. The presence of threatened species, vulnerable or likely to be designated under the Act respecting threatened or vulnerable species (L.R.Q., c.E-12.01)
  2. The Presence of Wet and Moist Environments Under the Wetland and Water Conservation Act (Bill 132)

Envirox’s experts have many years of experience in this type of mandate, such as the wildlife and flora inventory of a multitude of sites throughout Quebec. These studies include the identification of wetlands and permit the verification of the presence, size and characterization of wetlands, marshes, swamps, intermittent and permanent streams.

THE FIRM S.E.P ACHIEVED MANY MANDATES OF THE GENRE IN ORDER TO:

  1. Knowing the ecology of the site
  2. Completing applications for obtaining a certificate of authorization from the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change
  3. Properly conserve the wetlands and waterways of interest