Fish, Wildlife & Ecosystems

Maintaining fish and wildlife habitat and protecting at-risk species are critical components of Associated Envionmental's project planning and implementation services. Our fisheries, wildlife, and terrestrial ecology team provides field inventory (fish, soils, vegetation, wildlife), ecosystem and habitat mapping, modelling and spatial analysis, and habitat compensation planning. 

We specialize in the following:

  • Ecosystem mapping
  • Fish and wildlife inventory and salvage 
  • Environmental Flow Needs assessment
  • Customized data collection tools
  • Habitat assessment and modelling
  • Invasive species management 
  • Riparian habitat assessment
  • Spatial analytics and corridor mapping
  • Species at risk assessments 
  • Vegetation inventory and rare plant surveys
  • Aquatic and terrestrial habitat design
  • Habitat restoration
  • Gerrit Velema

    Gerrit Velema M.Sc., R.P.Bio.

    Environmental Scientist

    • From an early age, I have been fascinated by the natural world. As a Fisheries Biologist, I help protect biological diversity by facilitating the design and execution of environmentally sustainable projects.  

    • An explorer at heart, I enjoy travelling the world with my wife and capturing the beauty of our planet through photography. As a new dad, I look forward to sharing these interests with my son.

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  • Awards

    Canadian Consulting Engineering 2012 Award of Excellence
    Burnaby Lake Rejuvenation
  • Clients

    BC Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure
    BC Parks
    Canadian National Railway
    Cardero Coal Ltd.
    Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.
    Okanagan Basin Water Board
    Regional Municipality of Halton
    Teck Coal Ltd.
    TransAlta Corporation
    Western Copper and Gold Corporation