Environmental Monitoring and Site Supervision

near water works monitoringNEA has the ability to design and manage monitoring plans for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Our staff have experience developing and implementing environmental monitoring programs across Ontario for a broad range of legislative requirements. NEA can advise clients on monitoring program approaches, protocols and design for all phases of your project.  Our experienced biologists can also provide on-site supervision during construction, as required, in compliance to agency requirements or permitting conditions of the project.

Biological Compliance Monitoring Plan

Biologist measuring tree

Experience developing project species monitoring plans to satisfy, Conservation Authorities, Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).  All of our biological monitoring services can be tailored for any monitoring program, short or long term.

Sediment and Erosion Control Monitoring

Erosion Control at side of lake

NEA employs a Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CAN-CISEC) who is experienced assessing project areas vulnerable to erosion and sedimentation. NEA can provide project specific erosion and sediment control recommendations, best management practices, product recommendations, site supervision and solutions for non-compliance issues. NEA will work with land owners and contractors to ensure your construction site avoids off site sedimentation and serious harm to fish.

In-water and Near Water Works Monitoring

technician monitoring stream

Our experienced fisheries staff can provide a wide variety of in-water and near water monitoring services during all project phases.  In-water or near water monitoring services include surface water quality, thermal, aquatic and wetland habitat and aquatic Species At Risk monitoring.

Species at Risk (SAR) Post-Construction Monitoring and Mitigation

Turtle being measured

As part of the permit process and applications for Species at Risk, habitat creation and monitoring are included as conditions. NEA can provide advice on the habitat components, seed mixes/plantings and nesting structures. NEA can complete the post-construction monitoring and reporting components of projects. NEA is recognized for its experience and expertise in mitigation for Species at Risk (SAR) including barn swallows, eastern meadowlark/bobolink, eastern whip-poor-will, Blanding’s turtles, hog-nosed snakes, gray ratsnakes and many other SAR species.

Vegetation and Wildlife Post-Construction and Long-Term Monitoring

Biologist monitoring tree growth

Our biologists are experts in assessing plant health and environmental site conditions. Long-term monitoring is an important part of the success of restoration and compensation site and satisfies Conditions of Approval set by agencies.Long term bird and wildlife monitoring programs have been designed by NEA and approved.

Specific plans are prepared by our biologists in consultation with Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Environment Canada, conservation authorities and scientific experts on specific species.