Recognized as provincial experts in many core services areas, Ecora’s team has delivered hundreds of projects to Indigenous communities and to clients in government and across industrial sectors, including regional, provincial and federal government agencies, forestry, renewable energy, municipal land development, oil and gas, transportation and mining. Ecora aims to provide recommendations and innovative solutions that are consistent with applicable regulations and Best Management Practices (BMPs), thus ensuring projects are designed to achieve desired economic, environmental and scheduling outcomes. Working seamlessly with Ecora’s spatial data management experts, our core service areas are summarized below:
Collaboration with Indigenous Communities
Ecora successfully collaborates with dozens of Indigenous communities across BC, providing our complete range of professional services. This includes referrals coordination / management, representation on technical working groups and expert advice in the navigation of provincial and federal environmental policy with focus on the analysis of effects on traditional and cultural values. Our staff are experienced in the environmental and regulatory consultation framework, offering professional guidance for requirements under the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO), the BC Oil and Gas Commission (BC OGC), the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) and the multitude of other relevant federal and provincial regulations. Additionally, Ecora regularly provides support in acquiring funds for capacity development and knowledge transition projects.
Ecological Landscape Inventory and Assessment
Ecora’s team provides ecosystem mapping, terrestrial and aquatic habitat assessments and mapping (including species and ecosystems at risk), fish/wildlife assessments, flood risk assessments and preparation of environmental baseline and effects assessments. These projects range in scope from small scale, residential assessments to large scale assessments for major industrial and resource development projects undergoing the provincial and/or federal environmental assessment process.