Estsék’ provides wildlife expertise in support of regulatory and permitting requirements. Our wildlife team includes biologists and technicians experienced in developing and implementing wildlife surveys for a wide range of species and groups including terrestrial mammals, birds, invertebrates, amphibians and reptiles.

Estsék’s team is able to identify wildlife species and critical habitats across various ecosystems to assess the potential effects of development projects through Wildlife Inventory and Habitat Capability and Suitability Assessments.

Species inventory and relative abundance survey techniques include:

  • Aerial census
  • Track transects
  • Browse surveys
  • Point count census
  • Call playback
  • Amphibian surveys
  • Ungulate Winter Range assessments

Vegetation & Wetlands

Estsék’s biologists and technical teams are experienced in applying current provincial vegetation classification systems for uplands, wetlands, and freshwater aquatic ecosystems supported through baseline vegetation inventory, ecosystem classification and mapping according to current standards.

Estsék’s specialized terrestrial team has extensive experience in delivering the following services to clients:

  • Classification and delineation of vegetative communities and wetlands
  • Listed plants and communities identification
  • Conducting rare plant and ecological inventories
  • Evaluation of potential effects on sensitive resources
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping (TEM)
  • Ecological Land Classification
  • Vegetation Management Audits
  • Ecosystem classification