Restoration Ecology

Our specialist services include:

Development of environmental mitigation options for infrastructure projects and industry, as well as site restoration management (revegetation, freshwater/marine restoration, and wildlife).

We have a successful record of developing:

  • Practical plans
  • Policy
  • Strategy
  • Management programmes

Our programmes are designed by experts in terrestrial and aquatic ecology, natural resource engineers and water quality scientists. These create and enhance functioning in natural systems, including:

  • Ecosystems
  • Habitat management
  • Species management
  • Amenity improvement
  • Landscape restoration
  • Stormwater control
  • Flood control

Expertise

Our primary areas of expertise include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Ecological engineering and design
  • Land and habitat restoration
  • Revegetation programmes
  • Terrestrial ecology evaluation
  • Marine and freshwater ecology
  • Wetland development
  • Flora and fauna survey 

Experience


Examples of our work include:

Land Restoration - site assessments, options planning and restoration management plan preparation.

Seaside Park is an award-winning recreational and biodiversity conversation area for urban dwellers. It was designed as a collaboration between engineers, environmental planners and ecologists. The 18 hectare rehabilitated closed landfill now boasts playing fields, a coastal walkway and a wildlife management area with planted native forest, purpose-built lizard habitat, and both wetland and shore-bird refuge areas.

New Zealand Steel Landfill covers 31 hectares of degraded streams and farmland. We prepared assessment of environmental effects and options for mitigation. Ecological components included the development of restoration options for adjoining degraded riparian areas, coastal margins and remnant coastal forest patches.

Riparian Restoration requires preparation of site management plans for riparian habitat restoration. Restoration improves stream health, manages stormwater flows and provides essential habitats for native species.

Wainui Stream enhancement in Taharoa restored riparian areas and enhanced whitebait spawning areas.

Auckland’s Olympic Park development provided woody debris weirs and log overhangs to increase physical and hydraulic habitat diversity for native fish.

Stream Restoration involves cross-discipline planning to produce fully eco-engineered aquatic environments.

The Mangakotukutuku Stream restoration transformed a degraded channel into a 1.3km ecological corridor. This supported a diversity of stream habitats and riparian plantings. The project won the IPENZ Arthur Mead Environmental Award in 2007.

 

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