Hill Environmental provides terrestrial habitat assessments to document biological function and available habitat in addition to determining the presence or absence of species or ecosystems at risk.

  • Wetland evaluations
  • Wildlife habitat assessments
  • Ungulate winter range assessment
  • Habitat mapping
  • Impact Assessments

Wildlife Biology

Wildlife habitats include wetlands and vegetation communities which are home to many species of wildlife. Hill conducts wetland evaluations, riparian habitats and will assess the impact of your development on specific habitats.

Vegetation Communities

Vegetation communities include treed areas to grasslands. Each vegetation community provides unique habitats at various life stages. We will assess those habitats in relation to your development and liaison with permitting agencies.

Wildlife (Terrestrial) Habitat

Hill Environmental Ltd. has been conducting field projects in wildlife habitat assessments for over 20 years. Hill was involved with a Mule Deer Winter Range study located at various study sites throughout the Okanagan Valley from 2000 to 2009 and 2017. The winter range studies include spring, summer, early and late winter sampling periods, as well as pellet tallies, and soil and shrub data collection.

Wetlands Assessments

Wetlands are a unique ecosystem and provide function in terms of water management and high value habitat for many species. Wetlands can be seasonally wetted or be visible all year. We will assess wetlands according to the provincial criteria and provide input on their management and the integral role they play in flood management.