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Vegetation & Soils

Vegetation and SoilsDST has conducted numerous vegetation and soils surveys for private and public sector clients. Vegetation and soils surveys are conducted for our clients to meet a variety of project objectives including providing clear and impartial information about a project’s potential environmental and social impacts in order to satisfy Environmental Impact Assessment requirements. The data gathered is used to: predict potential project effects to ecosystems at risk, sensitive ecosystems, species at risk (provincial and federal), produce ecosite maps, assist in project design, and to fulfill provincial Ministry of Natural Resources due diligence and management requirements for development projects.

DST has conducted vegetation and soils surveys for major mining, aggregate, infrastructure, and as part of environmental research studies. These surveys include information about: composition, density, distribution, status, vegetative cover, ecosite land classification type, surficial soils, and dominant, protected, invasive, threatened, and vulnerable species. Wetland habitats are evaluated using the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System (OWES) by certified OWES evaluators. Wetland evaluations involve thedefinition,identificationand measurementofwetlandfunctionsandvalues which include biological, social, hydrological, rarity and significance components. Field surveys are conducted by staff with extensive backgrounds in forestry and ecology and a thorough knowledge of flora and soils. We specialize in baseline flora and vegetation surveys; vegetation and ecosystem mapping surveys; rare plant species; and OWES assessments.

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