Natural Resource Management

Cardno offers integrated environmental consulting services specialising in natural resources, including species, habitat and water resources management.
Our natural resource management efforts begin with understanding the physical, chemical and biological factors that interact and control ecological processes and the species that depend on them.
Our team of scientists, restoration engineers and resource economists link client goals with regulatory requirements to manage and conserve our natural resources.
We serve public and private clients across a wide range of industries, and have delivered high profile projects using environmental experience, strategic planning and sustainable solutions.
Habitat Restoration
Habitat restoration is a viable tool for addressing a broad range of environmental challenges including providing permits for mitigation, treating wastewater streams using constructed wetlands, or offsetting prior actions that reduce the habitat quality. The Cardno approach incorporates sustainable, cost-effective strategies for the long-term management of natural resources by fostering collaboration across multi-disciplinary professionals ranging from biologists and ecologists to engineers and land use planners.
Habitat Banking
Cardno is experienced with both mitigation and conservation banking used to restore, create or preserve natural habitat in advance of permitted environmental impacts. We help with policy development, permitting, and operations, and have developed excellent relationships with existing habitat bankers, landowners of prospective bank sites, and regulatory agencies.
Habitat banking provides assurances for project proponents that projects can proceed while also providing assurances to resource management agencies that resources will be conserved. Our expertise with habitat banking can mean the difference between successfully implementing your project, and having it stall due to unmitigated environmental impacts.