A Spotted Salamander is carefully measured at the Bow Lake Project in Northern Ontario.

Photo Credit: Robert Tymstra

A species of Lichen is analyzed.

Photo Credit: Robert Tymstra

The presence of a Salamander egg mass confirms classification of this area of the Bow Lake Project as an amphibian breeding habitat.

Photo Credit: Robert Tymstra

Natural Heritage Assessments

Aligning sustainability and business goals.

Delineating and evaluation of natural heritage features is a key part of Renewable Energy Applications. It is the foundation of any planning or environmental assessment process, in order to understand the surrounding ecosystem and how to best protect its most important features. Not only is this the right thing to do, it also protects proponents from costly mitigation and remediation down the line.

How we can help you

Habitat Identification

MKI biologists are fully capable of performing a variety of habitat identification including classification under the Ecological Land Classification (ELC)

Wetland Assessments

MKI biologists are certified in the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System and capable of assessing wetlands in a variety of geographies.

Audio/Visual Surveys

MKI operates a range of audio/visual wildlife monitoring equipment to effectively assess bird, bat, mammalian, amphibian, and reptile populations.

Vegetation Inventories

MKI biologists and ecologists have created vegetation inventories for rare and common species across a range of projects and ecosystems.