Wetlands represent some of the most productive ecosystems on Earth. As transitional environments between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, wetlands provide important habitat for plants, fish and wildlife, including many rare and endangered species.
Other recognized functions of natural and managed wetlands include:
The biologists and wetland ecologists within Amec Foster Wheeler have been actively involved in the management of wetland resources at a variety of industrial facilities and hazardous waste sites. Our scientists have developed a detailed understanding of freshwater and coastal wetland systems and have been involved in diverse wetland settings, from forested red-maple swamps to tidal marshlands. Amec Foster Wheeler provides sound, science-based support to our customers that will allows for the appropriate use of wetland resources consistent with local and national regulations.
Habitat suitability mapping
Policy-making and planning for the use and conservation of ecosystems require knowledge of landscape changes over extensive areas. Accurate mapping of ecosites and on-site measurements of wildlife use and distribution are merged by our professionals to map habitat suitability. Amec Foster Wheeler is fully equipped with modern GIS technology which produces maps to evaluate:
We offer the following services in support of wetland-related projects for land developers, the oil and gas and mining industrial sectors, municipal, provincial, state and federal governments, and conservation organizations:
The proper management of wetlands requires a multidisciplinary approach since many environmental factors (eg surface and groundwater hydrology, water quality, climate, soils, vegetation and wildlife) interact in the landscape to create a wetland. The Wetland Resources Group is an integrated team of professional environmental biologists, scientists and engineers with the necessary experience and technical expertise to address all aspects of wetland-related projects, from preliminary baseline studies and planning through to construction and follow-up monitoring programs.
By combining landscape and construction engineering with wetland ecology Amec Foster Wheeler has developed innovative approaches to wetland restoration with an emphasis on natural recovery and erosion control. We provide cost-effective wetlands-restoration solutions at industrial sites requiring remedial measures without compromising environmental integrity.
Offering our clients a diverse skill set from our environmental consultants and a complete array of environmental services covering air, land, and water
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