What Is An Ecological Assessment?

Ecological assessments provide information about current ecological site conditions – including vegetation, wetlands, streams, birds, bats, and lizards – and assist in guiding future actions to restore or mitigate potential impacts on them.

If your development may impact on an ecological area – bush, wetland, or a stream – it is best to have an ecologist involved early on to address any potential issues, so they don’t become a problem later in the development.

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Ecological Assessments For Developments

For development projects our ecological feasibility assessments – often completed at the outset or as part of the due-diligence process – can quickly identify the ecological areas and any likely associated development constraints (riparian yards, esplanade reserves and set-backs, vegetation clearance, etc.).

Following concept design, we can then prepare a comprehensive ecological assessment with practical solutions – including planting plans, weed & pest management plans – to support the proposed development.

Need to find out more about ecological assessments? Speak to one of our Ecologists today.

Ecological Assessments For Restoration/Protection

If you are looking to restore or protect a natural area, we can assess and classify the area in accordance with Auckland Council’s Significant Ecological Area (SEA) criteria and provide advice on potential additional benefits – SEA and wetland protection subdivisions, transferable titles, carbon credits – and provide practical plans to support and monitor the restoration efforts.

Our ecological feasibility assessments can also assist by assessing the potential for properties to gain these future benefits – SEA and wetland protection subdivisions, transferable titles, and carbon credits – and provide advice on any actions required.

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Ecological Assessments for Resource Consent

Our experienced team can help navigate the often technically complex processes effectively to keep your project on track.

Resource consent applications may require an ecological assessment for any of the following reasons:

  • Bush and vegetation clearance
  • Stream or wetland impacts
  • Riparian yard infringements
  • Esplanade reserve reduction
  • Vegetation protection consents – wetland, bush, riparian or re-vegetation.

Need to find out more about ecological assessments? Speak to one of our Ecologists today.

Specialist Advice from Ecological Consultants

We can assist to provide specialist ecological advice for other matters. Some common questions we can help you answer include:

  • Is my overland flowpath a stream or wetland?
  • How can I look after my bush, stream or wetland? Click here for more information.
  • There is an SEA on my property – what does this mean for me?
  • Is my proposed development possible? – e.g. would council support removing SEA vegetation so I can subdivide my property?
  • What plants will suit my site best?

Our team can help answer your ecological questions. Get in touch today.

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