Ecosystems

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges shaping ecosystems.

  • A spotlight on New Zealand's proposed National Environmental Standards for Freshwater

    A spotlight on New Zealand's proposed National Environmental Standards for Freshwater

    New regulations are proposed for the protection of natural wetlands and agricultural land use in New Zealand. Here’s how you can prepare.

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  • New Zealand’s Three Waters Reforms: Prioritising the well-being of freshwater ecosystems

    New Zealand’s Three Waters Reforms: Prioritising the well-being of freshwater ecosystems

    The draft National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management aims to provide a holistic approach for managing the nation’s freshwater resources, but it introduces many new requirements

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  • Become a conservation leader: The benefits of restoring pollinator habitat

    Become a conservation leader: The benefits of restoring pollinator habitat

    Ecosystem restoration can position private industry as conservation leaders, promote public awareness, and ignite passion for protecting wildlife

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  • Published in Water New Zealand: A sustainable career

    Published in Water New Zealand: A sustainable career

    Stantec’s Jim Bradley is profiled as an environmental engineer who’s forged a career ahead of his time

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  • PFAS environmental contaminants in Canadian provinces: Where are the guidelines?

    PFAS environmental contaminants in Canadian provinces: Where are the guidelines?

    As we study impacts of persistent contaminants, jurisdictions are implementing standards. But Canada needs more provincial regulations.

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  • A decade of ecosystem restoration: Protecting planet Earth for future generations

    A decade of ecosystem restoration: Protecting planet Earth for future generations

    How we’re confronting the global issues of climate change, biodiversity, and population

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  • [With Video] Envisioning the revitalized design of the Old Sacramento urban riverfront

    [With Video] Envisioning the revitalized design of the Old Sacramento urban riverfront

    Design competition inspires interdisciplinary team to craft a vision to transform an underutilized district into a vibrant community

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  • Building on our community roots to help North American orchid conservation

    Building on our community roots to help North American orchid conservation

    How Stantec botanist Melissa Curran is partnering with researchers and community members for the conservation of terrestrial orchids in North America

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  • How we can flip the script on pollinator decline

    How we can flip the script on pollinator decline

    Changing the way we think about ecosystem restoration to combat the decline of pollinators

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  • The trickle-down effect of enhancing satellite technology

    The trickle-down effect of enhancing satellite technology

    New satellites can measure the earth’s surface on the scale of centimetres, making remote sensing more powerful

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  • Back to our (grass)roots: New guide aims to decode grass and rush plant families

    Back to our (grass)roots: New guide aims to decode grass and rush plant families

    A passion for regional ecosystems inspires a user-friendly field guide to ecologically and economically important plant groups

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  • How do we find funding for cities? It’s all about getting creative with partnerships

    How do we find funding for cities? It’s all about getting creative with partnerships

    Two funding experts share strategies for helping cities large and small secure hard-to-find dollars that move projects from concept to construction

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  • Smart curtailment: the little-known battle between nature and efficient wind power

    Smart curtailment: the little-known battle between nature and efficient wind power

    Working to save bats, energy, and money at the same time—it’s all about site-specific risk patterns

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  • Biologist’s goal: wind turbines that kill fewer bats and birds

    Biologist’s goal: wind turbines that kill fewer bats and birds

    Finding a balance between mitigating habitat impact while installing modern turbine technology to provide renewable energy

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  • Embracing a new eDNA technology

    Embracing a new eDNA technology

    New sampling approach helps to detect the presence of rare aquatic species—in real time

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  • The top 3 things that make managing a forest preserve successful

    The top 3 things that make managing a forest preserve successful

    Community partnership, long-term leadership, and committed project partners: key ingredients in managing a forest preserve

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  • Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid

    Roundtable: Imagining a day without water—with planning, it’s something we can avoid

    Four experts consider our critical relationship with water and the role we can play in protecting this precious resource

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  • Healthy streams: How to work the bugs into your project

    Healthy streams: How to work the bugs into your project

    Monitoring benthic macroinvertebrates—the little critters living in streams and rivers—is a powerful tool when trying to gauge healthy waterways

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  • 7 ways to tell if a stream restoration project is successful

    7 ways to tell if a stream restoration project is successful

    What does a successful project look like the first few years after construction? Look for pools, riffles, vegetation, and little critters

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  • River resiliency: Restoring function and process following a natural disaster

    River resiliency: Restoring function and process following a natural disaster

    In the face of adversity, it’s important to align stakeholders to foster recovery—and to prepare for the next disaster

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