Biophysical Assessments

Biophysical assessment assesses biological and physical elements for the purposes of reducing the potential impacts of a proposed development on the natural environment. EnviroLead has championed a diversity of projects throughout Alberta and western Canada in Biophysical assessments. In addition biophysical impact assessments (BIA) have been completed for a diversity of clients across the industry and public sector to support development of various infrastructure developments.

For BIAs EnviroLead look at specific components of the environment such as soils, vegetation, wildlife, topography, geology, hydrology and biodiversity for a precise project and the landscape development area. The main emphasis of BIA is on the proposed project development site; however, any natural habitat features that may be significantly interlinked with the neighbouring environment are also looked upon in detail such as ecological connectivity, watercourses and wetlands

EnviroLead completed biophysical assessment will detail prospective environmental impacts of the development recommending possible mitigation measures to reduce or minimise such impacts. This assessment exercise is accomplished by completing a comprehensive desktop review, site investigation, regulatory review and consultation, information and project analysis and a detailed report writing. GIS imagery and analytical tools are utilized to comprehend the natural features and present specific site conditions.

Our Projects

Biophysical Assessment and Wetlands Assessment,
Cochrane North, Rocky view  County, Alberta  (2016)

Envirolead conducted Biophysical Assessment in preparation for a residential subdivision in the Rocky view County, Alberta, Canada. This include characterization of biophysical features (natural regions, wetlands classification, vegetation, and wildlife) within the Site; landscape characteristics, surface drainage patterns, physiography (in context of natural regions and sub-regions of Alberta), landforms and topography, surficial geology, hydrology; and determine the ecological value ecological features within the study area.

Determined areas suitable for conservation easements and identified lands suitable for designation as potential municipal and/or environmental reserve, and applicable setbacks pursuant with the Municipal Government Act (MGA); and provided recommendations for any conservation and enhancement measures at the Site and setbacks required.

Biophysical Assessment and Wetlands Assessment, Parkland County, Alberta  (2014)

Envirolead conducted Biophysical Assessment in preparation for a residential subdivision in the Parkland County, Alberta, Canada. This include characterization of biophysical features (natural regions, wetlands classification, vegetation, and wildlife) within the Site; landscape characteristics, surface drainage patterns, physiography (in context of natural regions and sub-regions of Alberta), landforms and topography, surficial geology, hydrology; and determine the ecological value ecological features within the study area. Determined areas suitable for conservation easements and identified lands suitable for designation as potential municipal and/or environmental reserve, and applicable setbacks pursuant with the Municipal Government Act (MGA); and provided recommendations for any conservation and enhancement measures at the Site and setbacks required.

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