Vegetation Ecology and Research

VAST’s vegetation specialists have extensive expertise in wetland, riparian, grassland and forest vegetation ecology and plant community assessments.

  • Floristic and vegetation surveys and research for riparian and upland plant communities, including rare plants and species at risk (SARA)
  • Riparian ecosystem classification and Proper Functioning Condition assessment
  • Wetland, stream/river and floodplain classification and vegetation assessment
  • Bioengineering for streambank and slope stabilization
  • Pre-disturbance environmental impact and sensitive area assessments
  • Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping (TEM) including sampling design and field surveys
  • Weed and invasive plant species identification, management and monitoring
  • Statistical analysis and reporting