Ecology

Ecological services at SLR are provided by experienced staff who provide practical solutions that meet the needs of both, our clients and the environment.

Ecology studies help us understand interactions between plants, animals and the world around us. These studies are vital when the natural environment is changing. Our team helps to find resolutions that ensure our ecosystems remain balanced.

Overview

Our team has experience providing ecological services for infrastructure & transportation planning, land developers, mining groups, government agencies, oil and gas companies, renewable energy, and industrial clients.

SLR has a proven track record of successfully working with our clients across multiple sectors and geographies to deliver sound ecological guidance and cost-effective solutions in adherence to applicable governing regulatory systems and international good practice.

Ecologists naturally adopt a multidisciplinary approach to provide integrated and practical solutions. SLR’s Ecology team often work across linked disciplines with experts in Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Water Quality, Air Quality, Marine Noise, Risk Assessment, GIS and remote sensing, and Engineers to provide clients with a full-service experience. As a result, they deliver practical solutions that stand alone or complement other project technical elements.

SLR staff have experience completing aquatic, terrestrial and wildlife surveys for a wide range of species and habitats across the globe. Our team maintains close links with a wide network of external biodiversity experts to provide additional specialist support where required.

Ecology Services

  • Our services include
    • Arborist Services and Forestry Assessments
    • Vegetation Assessment and Land Classifications
    • Marine and Freshwater Fish and Aquatic Habitat Assessments
    • Development and Implementation of Biodiversity Management Plans and Ecological Monitoring Plans
    • Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat Assessments
    • Wetland Delineation and Permitting
    • Biodiversity Strategies
    • Ecosystem Services Assessments
    • Species at Risk Inventory, Management and Permitting
    • Critical Habitat Assessments to Lender Standards
    • Environmental Offsets (design, planning, delivery, monitoring and management)
    • Ecological Rehabilitation, Restoration and reclamation
    • Mitigation and Compensation Planning
    • Peer Review and Expert Witness Services.

Ecology Projects

  • Project

    Victoria, Australia

    Lochard Energy

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Winton H2REFUEL Statutory Environment and Planning Approvals


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  • Project

    New Zealand

    Greater Wellington Regional Council

    Government & Communities

    Guidance for Marine Offsetting and Compensation in New Zealand


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  • Project

    Scotland

    Confidential - Investment

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Biodiversity credits for the voluntary market


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  • Project

    Kōpū, New Zealand

    Urban Solutions (For Thames-Coromandel District Council)

    Government & Communities

    Kōpū Marine Precinct Development


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  • Project

    New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland, Australia

    ProTen Pty Ltd

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Lead consultant for ProTen Broiler Poultry Farms


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  • Project

    Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand

    Ponui Aquaculture Ltd, co-owned by Auckland iwi Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Ecological Assessments and Monitoring for the Ponui Island Marine Farm


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  • Project

    Gisborne, New Zealand

    Eastland Generation

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Tairāwhiti’s First Solar Farm – Te Ihi o te Rā


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  • Project

    Pelorus Island, Queensland, Australia

    Morris Family

    Built Environment

    Pelorus Island Boutique Lodge


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  • Project

    Takara, Vanuatu

    Geodynamics

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Proposed Geothermal Project - Environmental & Social Impact Assessment


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  • Project

    Queensland, Australia

    BHP Coal

    Mining & Minerals

    Goonyella Complex Optimisation Study - Environmental Assessment


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  • Project

    Logan, Queensland, Australia

    Logan City Council

    Infrastructure

    Various Road Upgrades


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  • Project

    Victoria, Australia

    East Gippsland Shire Council

    Mining & Minerals

    Fingerboards Mineral Sands Mine Environmental Effects Statement


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  • Project

    New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia, Australia

    Enervest Pty Ltd

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Large Scale Grid Connected Battery Development Portfolio


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  • Project

    Northwest Scotland

    Assynt Development Trust

    NW2045 Natural capital baseline assessment


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  • Project

    UK

    Plantlife International and WWF

    Government & Communities

    UK grassland trends and ecosystem service delivery


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  • Project

    Various, Australia

    Green Energy Partners Pty Ltd

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Preliminary Environmental and Planning Assessments for multiple offshore wind farms


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  • Project

    Gisborne, New Zealand

    Eastland Port

    Infrastructure

    Strategic planning and environmental advice for Eastland Port


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  • Project

    Waikato, New Zealand

    Harmony Energy New Zealand

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Tauhei solar farm


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  • Project

    Orewa, New Zealand

    Auckland Council

    Government & Communities

    Orewa Estuary Management Plan


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  • Project

    Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

    Thames Coromandel District Council

    Government & Communities

    Cooks Beach Coastal Management Regime


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  • Project

    British Columbia, Canada

    Teck Highland Valley Copper Partnership

    Mining & Minerals

    Teck Highland Valley Copper wildlife habitat baseline


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  • Project

    Tanzania

    French Development Agency

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Biodiversity studies for Kakono Hydropower


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  • Project

    Alberta, Canada

    Japan Canada Oil Sands Limited

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    In situ oil sands wildlife monitoring programme


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  • Project

    Ontario, Canada

    City of Hamilton

    Infrastructure

    Windermere Basin – environmental assessment and restoration


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  • Project

    UK

    Amey/Highways England

    Infrastructure

    A66/A595 fish easement schemes


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  • Project

    UK

    Devon County Council

    Infrastructure

    A382 road widening scheme


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  • Project

    UK

    National Grid

    Infrastructure

    West Coast Main Line railway connections


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  • Project

    New York, USA

    New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

    Infrastructure

    Dockside Park shoreline stabilisation


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  • Project

    Connecticut, USA

    Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT)

    Infrastructure

    I-84 NEPA environmental assessment & CEPA EIE


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  • Project

    Ontario, Canada

    Parks Canada Agency

    Infrastructure

    Parks Canada’s environmental standards and guidelines


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  • Project

    Alberta, Canada

    Confidential

    Mining & Minerals

    Aggregate pit/limestone quarry EPEA approval support


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  • Project

    Alberta, Canada

    Confidential

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Remedial activities at an active pump station


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  • Project

    Saskatchewan, Canada

    City of Regina

    Built Environment

    Former railyard renewal project assessment program


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  • Project

    Western Canada

    Confidential

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Risk evaluation and remediation of PFAS released at an industrial facility


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  • Project

    South Downs, UK

    T J Transport

    Mining & Minerals

    Ecosystem services statement – Buster Hill Chalk Quarry


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  • Project

    Ontario, Canada

    Waterpower

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Lake Sturgeon waterpower guide


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  • Project

    Georgia

    European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    Georgia Electricity Transmission Network development project


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  • Project

    Saskatchewan, Canada

    Confidential

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    North Saskatchewan river spill response ecological assessment


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  • Project

    Queensland, Australia

    Confidential

    Mining & Minerals

    Site wide groundwater environmental evaluation


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  • Project

    Saskatchewan, Canada

    Confidential

    Manufacturing & Industry

    Consumer packaged goods environmental studies


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  • Project

    Northern Territory, Australia

    Vista Gold

    Mining & Minerals

    Mt Todd project Gouldian Finch management


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  • Project

    Surrey, UK

    Wienerberger Limited

    Built Environment

    Land at Brookwood Lye Road


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  • Project

    Shropshire, UK

    Tarmac

    Mining & Minerals

    Bayston Hill quarry extension


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  • Project

    New South Wales, Australia

    Confidential

    Power, Renewables & Energy

    New South Wales proposed solar farm


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  • Project

    UK

    Crest Nicholson

    Built Environment

    Planning support for Kilnwood Vale


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  • Project

    Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Cleanaway

    Infrastructure

    Erskine Park resource management facility


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  • Project

    Connecticut, USA

    City of Stamford

    Infrastructure

    Mill River restoration permitting


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  • Project

    Queensland, Australia

    Confidential

    Infrastructure

    Baseline flora and fauna surveys for proposed train load out facility


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  • Project

    Hull, England

    Transform Schools, Balfour Beatty Construction

    Built Environment

    Designing Sirius Academy West school development


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