SOLUTION ORIENTED ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING SERVICES

Our team can help you! We provide Qualified Environmental Professionals to get your project approved efficiently and quickly while minimizing environmental impacts and meeting regulations and budgets.

  • Development Permit Area Applications
  • Riparian Area Regulation (RAPR) Applications
  • Environmental Management Plans/Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Environmental Management and Monitoring during construction
  • Wildlife and vegetation surveys and salvage
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

This Is Who We Are

Solution Oriented. Protection of the Environment. Absolute Integrity. Open Communication. Respect.

Proven Success

A solution oriented approach means your project succeeds while meeting environmental regulations and minimizing environmental impacts.

Our clients include municipalities, private landowners, heavy civil and industrial infrastructure construction companies, private land developers, utility companies – the common thread is the desire to find solutions.

Customized Solutions

We recognize that you have specific needs and challenges. We leverage our expertise to develop successful project strategies that deliver results.

Our goal is to minimize project costs and negative impacts on the environment, while delivering your project on time and meeting your goals.

Supporting Partnerships

We collaborate with you to deliver environmental solutions using clear communication, efficient timelines and competitive rates.

We take care of the environmental aspects of your project so you can get on with what you do best!

Industry Experience

  • Residential and commercial property development, subdivisions, rezoning applications
  • Land use planning
  • Heavy civil infrastructure
  • Highway and bridge
  • Storm and sanitary sewer
  • Oil and gas
  • Well sites, pipelines, seismic
  • Facilities
  • Electricity generation and transmission, hydro utility reroutes, hydro electric, wind farms
  • First Nations: Cultural consulting, community based monitoring

Since 2003 Corvidae Environmental Consulting has built a solid foundation of client partnerships across Western Canada and the North.

Corvidae Environmental Consulting employs a diverse team of experts to provide the best service possible. Each venture demonstrates excellent management ability by satisfying timeline and budget. We specialize in working with clients, regulators, and stakeholders to coordinate projects and meet objectives.

Comprehensive experience gives our team a superior ability to deal with any challenges that may occur. This dynamic approach, coupled with our dedication to open communication, allows us to immediately highlight and rectify project crises to the satisfaction of our clients and regulators.

We have developed successful project strategies built on a foundation of specialized expertise and the ability to look at the big picture to minimize project costs and impacts on the environment. We are growing and building on our great reputation, with every project we complete!

“Julie and Matt are “top-shelf” people, committed to their work, family and relationships. They have developed a successful environmental consulting company, with customers across Western Canada and abroad. I offer the highest recommendation to Julie as a professional and as a person.”

-Tyrel Watchell, Regional Sales Manager, Western Canada at Exova Group Limited

“You are wonderful….Thanks for taking such great control & making such good headway in such a short time.”

-Dom Piluso, Piluso Construction Ltd. and Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association

“You are awesome!”

-Jason Lausen, Husky Energy

“Thank you so so much, Julie. For the buyer and I, your environmental assessment help is life-changing.”

 Rachel Sutton, Landowner, Project – Residential property development project in Tofino, BC

What’s Happening at Corvidae

Environmental Services and Construction⠀

Environmental consultants are fundamental when it come to new construction. They will provide advice and strategies to construction companies and home owners to ensure they meet all compliance regulations and to ensure the site is not potentially contaminated. This is accomplished through Environmental Assessments. ⠀

The purpose of the Environmental Impact Assessment study is to existing conditions in the project area and to assess the potential impacts of the proposed project on the natural area. This includes; but is not limited to, foundation design and the geology of a site, determining things like slope stability and flood risk.⠀

Would you like to learn more? We are always happy to help… shoot us a message/email or give us a ring. Info in bio. ⠀
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Fish Salvage⠀

A fish salvage is the collecting fish from an isolated section where work is being done; like ditch maintenance and relocating them upstream or downstream of this section.⠀

A fish salvage is done as part of a drainage maintenance plan in order to avoid injuring or killing fish that live in the ditch. Under the Federal Fisheries Act, no person may destroy fish by any means other than fishing except as authorized by the minister.⠀
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Do you know the difference between moss and lichen?⠀

The main difference is that moss is a plant and lichen is not.⠀

Lichens are formed by a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an algae or cyanobacteria; and sometimes both. Also, lichens undergo photosynthesis indirectly. ⠀

While mosses have stems and leaves characteristic of all plant species and undergo direct photosynthesis.⠀

Telling them apart can be difficult as lichens and mosses frequently grow close together.⠀

Can you name and identify the different mosses and lichens in your area? ⠀

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Trail Etiquette⠀

Weather you are hiking, biking, or riding; trail etiquette is important to keep in mind. Following the below tips will help ensure the safety of yourself and others; as well as helping to conserve the pristine beauty of our natural spaces.⠀

RIGHT OF WAY⠀

Generally Horses have the primary right of way, next hikers, and then bikers.⠀

UPHILL TRAFFIC⠀

Anyone moving downhill should yield to those hiking uphill by staying to the right of the trail.⠀

If you’re going to overtake someone on the trail be sure to pass on the left while letting them know you are approaching.⠀

LEAVE NO TRACE⠀

By following these principles, you’re better able to minimize your impact on the environment and it's habitants.: ⠀

Plan and prepare for the trek ahead⠀
Travel and camp on durable surfaces to prevent trail braiding and soil erosion ⠀
Leave nature in nature⠀
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Another project with @BCHydro!⠀

Colwood Creek Duct Bank Installation. ⠀

Corvidae's Jamie completing the final fish salvage prior to pile driving for the BC Hydro duct bank installation at Colwood Creek in Colwood.⠀

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Vancouver Island Wildlife⠀

Island Black Bears⠀
There are ~7000 black bears on Vancouver Island making it one of the most dense places in the world for black bear population. The Vancouver Island black bear is a little darker in colour and larger than the mainland black bear. Vancouver Island black bears are considered one of 6 subspecies in British Columbia and skeletal remains on Vancouver Island have been dated up to 10,000 years. ⠀
#natureschool #welovewherewelive ⠀
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Sediment in the Environment ⠀

Sediment is made up of mineral and organic particles that are displaced by surface and mass erosion processes. Water and ice help carry these particles to rivers, lakes and streams. ⠀

The sedimentation process determines the nature of the sediment and these processes themselves are in turn controlled by environmental factors.⠀

Sediment deposition creates habitats for aquatic life. While too much sediment can be detrimental, too little sediment can also diminish ecosystem quality. Some aquatic habitats are even grain-size specific.⠀

#natureschool⠀

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From Industry to Infrastructure, Mountains to Prairies, our collaborations with Stantec never cease to impress.⠀

Thank you @Stantec for collaborating with @corvidaenevironmentalconsulting on such amazing projects and providing us opportunities to help you shine! ⠀


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Happy Friday! ⠀

Don't forget to get out, enjoy and have fun in nature this weekend! ⠀

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Environmental Development Permit Area⠀

What is a DPA?⠀

The Environmental Development Permit Areas (DPA) regulates development in areas that require protection. ⠀

The objectives of an Environmental Development Permit Area is to:⠀
• Protect the natural environment, its ecosystems and biological diversity ⠀
• Protect development from hazardous conditions ⠀
• Protect human life and property⠀

The Environmental DPA also ensures that proposed developments meet the policy and objectives of the Local Community Plan; as well as the local environmental, heritage, and design guidelines. ⠀

An Environmental Development Permit must be applied for and issued, prior to applying for a building permit.⠀

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Work Hard. Play Hard.

While we may not be piñata pros, we are most definitely solution focused!

When regular piñata play fails, we create piñata baseball!

A great day, with an incredible team... supportive, down to earth and always up for a laugh.

Corvidae Environmental IS the Dream Team you’re looking for!
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Fibre Optic Installation from Dawson Creek to Prince George.⠀

Corvidae Environmental is helping to minimize environmental impact while @shaw and @dixonnetworks build a new Fibre Optic Communications Route between Dawson’s Creek and Prince George! ⠀

The first for this area; and with promising talks of also using this new route to improve the local community's internet and other communication services, in the near future! ⠀

#buildingbritishcolumbiacommunity ⠀

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What's happening here? ⠀

Pumping for road compaction and dust reduction. ⠀

Pictured above; a pumping system set up to pump water to the near by road way. This is to aid in compaction of the road and limit dust during this road resurfacing project. ⠀

The red device attached to the pumping hose is actually a screen to prevent entrainment and impingement of fish. In layman’s terms, to prevent sucking up fish and any other water critters that may come near the pump hose. ⠀
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Jamie on rounds with @harbourair ensuring this project meets the criteria of the Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP). This is done by continuous environmental monitoring of this side road resurfacing project on Mayne Island for @ministryoftranbc and in collaboration with the outstanding team @#duncanpaving. ⠀

Building our communities with and for our communities!⠀

Side note...Is there anything better than an office in the sky? 🤓⠀

#teamwork #welovewhatwe do ⠀

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Eco Friendly Swimming⠀

Summer is for swimming and Vancouver Island is home to some of the best NATURAL swimming spots. Living, and visiting here, we want to do our best to protect these natural environments so we can continue to use them for generations to come. ⠀

Eco Friendly Swimming - Tips ⠀

Skip The Plastics – Try reusable picnic products, water bottles, snack packs etc. as much as possible. ⠀
Choose sunscreen carefully – Choose mineral based sunscreens or at least choose sunscreens that DO NOT have the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. ⠀

Pack it in, Pack it out – As simple as it sounds. Whatever you pack in, make sure you pack it out. ⠀

Respect the vegetation and wildlife – Wherever you are, have respect for the vegetation and wildlife in the area. Try to minimize your impact by staying on already made trails, avoiding tramping shoreline grasses, and by leaving animals and vegetation alone. ⠀

#Welovewherewelive⠀

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Riparian Areas Protection Regulation, or RAPR. ⠀

Riparian areas are where water meets land, and border water bodies like streams, lakes and wetlands. This blend of shoreline, water, and vegetation that is essential to amphibian and fish habitats.⠀

The Riparian Areas Protection Regulation was enacted in 2004 to protect the many different functions and conditions that are essential for maintaining the health of a body of water. A few key components to maintaining stream health are: vegetative cover up, bank stabilization, channel migration, erosion control, nutrients and food. ⠀

At Corvidae, our biologists assist to ensure the maintenance of these areas by conducting RAPR assessments. These assessments can help determine the appropriate development setbacks as regulated by local municipal standards. A RAPR Assessment can also be used to identify ways in which to restore the habitat. ⠀
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Tree cavities are formed in many ways such as natural decay, animal creation or both. Some birds, like woodpeckers, make their own while others, like chickadees, use these pre-made homes once they have been abandoned. ⠀

Nest boxes have become important for breeding birds as natural nest sites are disappearing due to development of wild spaces and removal of snags and logs in parks and yards. ⠀

Luckily, we can create and use nest boxes as an effective replacement for natural nest sites. There are many different nest boxes to suit the needs of different species. ⠀

Visit @canadianwildlifefederation to learn more and @theempressofdirt https://buff.ly/2WYFU0m to DIY a nest box yourself! ⠀

Some birds that utilize tree cavities and nest boxes:⠀

*Chickadee *Nuthatch *Tufted Titmouse *Woodpecker *Flicker *Peregrine Falcon *Owl *Turkey Vulture *Tree Swallow *Chimney Swift *House Wren *Wood Duck and more...⠀


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A project in Paradise... 🍃🌷⠀

We're helping @totangiproperties in the development of the new community of Creekside Glen @wildwoodterracejordanriver

Providing DPA's, Geohazard Assessment, Mapping, and Monitoring of a collection of 2.5 Acre, Forested Lots, in the Jordan River area. ⠀

Close to amazing beaches, surfing, paddling, hiking and anything nature based you crave. Every lot has a well, driveway, hydro and telephone line. ⠀

Learn more by visiting @wildwoodterracejordanriver or https://buff.ly/3CjMmPu ⠀

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Nothing like a good hand pump, well purge, to get your blood flowing in the morning! ⠀

Purging is the process of removing stagnant water from a well, immediately prior to fresh ground water sampling. Water sitting in a well, over time, changes and can that alter the water quality and it stagnates. ⠀

Well purging is done to ensure the samples are as accurate and are representative of the actual ground water giving us a clear indication of the contaminant levels within the vicinity of that well. ⠀

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Meet the Team

Corvidae Environmental Consulting is a multidisciplinary environmental consulting company now based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, with roots in Canmore, Alberta. Our team of professionals includes biologists, ecologists, project managers, logistics coordinators, environmental planners and erosion and sediment control experts. Collectively, our experience draws from industry, conservation and academic projects and together we have provided environmental consulting services in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.

Our Projects

We develop successful project strategies built on a foundation of clear communication and expertise while looking at the big picture to minimize project costs and impacts on the environment. Our project experience includes parks and protected areas, municipal districts, private lands, commercial enterprises and the oil & gas industry. We are growing and building on our great reputation, with every project we complete!

Looking for a career?

Here at Corvidae we’re always looking for passionate and talented people to join our team. Our company culture is an essential element of our success and reputation and we operate from the core values of:

  • Solution focused
  • Protection of the environment
  • Open communication
  • Absolute integrity
  • Respect

If you are an experienced professional with excellent communication skills interested in a collaborative and exciting working environment, please review our relevant opportunities and contact us today.

Current Postings:

There are currently no vacancies.

Get In Touch

250.642.0078

info@corvidaeenv.com

6526 Water St, Sooke, BC V9Z 0X1

Looking for solutions?

Solution oriented! Your project succeeds while meeting environmental regulations and minimizing environmental impacts when Corvidae Environmental Consulting’s team of experts is working for you.