Assisting ecosystem recovery with a results-oriented approachWe understand ecosystem restoration is all about re-establishing ecological function to damaged or degraded environments through design, management, and monitoring. Our diverse team is here to serve as a trusted technical advisor in helping achieve your restoration goal—at nearly any scale or location. The perfect synthesis of understanding the local environment, deep bench of in-house multi-disciplinary staff, and constant focus on innovation and safety is what drives our success.
We analyze natural processes driving ecological functions and incorporate these processes into designs to create self-sustaining ecosystems.
What does ecosystem restoration look like?Degraded, damaged, or destroyed ecosystems could be anything from mountains after a landslide to streams impacted by urbanization. Ecosystem restoration uses nature-based solutions to recover those areas, improving their natural processes and creating opportunities for resilient planning. Curious to see what an ecosystem restoration project looks like before and after our work? Read More
Why the decade of restoration?The United Nations (UN) believes there has never been a more urgent time to prioritize ecosystem restoration. In the coming years, we will need to provide food, clean water, and energy to more people with the same amount of natural resources—in some cases, less resources. This, plus a changing climate, is driving the critical need for ecosystem restoration today. The good news? Stantec is already way ahead of the UN—we’ve been successfully practicing and implementing ecosystem restoration for more than 25 years!
Creating space for life on land: Putting savings in our environmental bankWhen an infrastructure project impacts a highly functioning wetland, stream, or critical habitat, state and federal agencies require the lost functionality be replaced by restoring that ecosystem in another nearby geography or by purchasing credits from a private mitigation bank. This helps offset the impact from development while promoting ecosystem services such as improved air and water quality, enhanced habitat, flood, and erosion protection, and higher crop yields. Something future generations will certainly need to cash in on.
Ending hunger and achieving food security are a priorityThe worldwide decline of pollinators is posing serious threats to global environments and economies through loss of biodiversity and impacts on food production. Insect pollination is valued at more than $200 billion, yet habitats continue to decline. Our Ecosystem Restoration team strives to demonstrate why this crisis matters. Incorporating proactive thinking and planning into our client’s projects not only supports pollinators and their habitats, it also creates a positive corporate image and sense of community pride.
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