Environmental Services

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges—measuring and designing for biodiversity, responsible product production, the changing energy mix, and more—shaping today's environmental services industry.

  • Turning land-use restrictions into something positive

    Turning land-use restrictions into something positive

    Using the environmental review process to guide a design can be a win-win for the client and community

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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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  • 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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  • Green unicorns in the Bay Area – they do exist!

    Green unicorns in the Bay Area – they do exist!

    Creating communities that are both sustainable and affordable in California’s Bay Area is tough – but not impossible.

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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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  • 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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  • Published in The Institute of Water Magazine: Developing with our water environment

    Published in The Institute of Water Magazine: Developing with our water environment

    Stantec’s Chris Mooij looks ahead to meeting the challenges of the Water Industry National Environment Programme

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Disrupting species identification: eDNA and a new way to identify organisms in the field

    Disrupting species identification: eDNA and a new way to identify organisms in the field

    How Mary Murdoch is using DNA barcoding and environmental DNA to change the way scientists identify organisms

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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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  • How modern tracking technologies can protect birds and support wind farm permitting

    How modern tracking technologies can protect birds and support wind farm permitting

    Stantec’s Creativity & Innovation Program is backing industry research into a new approach to monitor peregrine falcon migration 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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  • Published: Building capacity, capabilities, and competencies for the future

    Published: Building capacity, capabilities, and competencies for the future

    As part of the Qatar Integrated Drainage Master Plan, the Public Works Authority of the State of Qatar has set an ambitious path to build the infrastructure needed to optimize its water resources

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  • Published: Nontraditional solutions deliver multiple benefits for municipalities

    Published: Nontraditional solutions deliver multiple benefits for municipalities

    Stream restoration and shoreline stabilization provide valuable results in municipalities required to meet assigned waste load allocations for phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment

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  • [With Video] Project Impossible? Not when you have the right team!

    [With Video] Project Impossible? Not when you have the right team!

    A massive flood-fighting complex in New Orleans is featured on HISTORY’s documentary series premiering on September 1

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  • 4 things to consider when tendering a stream project

    4 things to consider when tendering a stream project

    Scheduling a pre-bid meeting and having an experienced contractor are key to a successful project

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  • Nature is a patient, not a machine: Looking at stream restoration through the medical lens

    Nature is a patient, not a machine: Looking at stream restoration through the medical lens

    We shouldn’t treat natural channel design like any other engineering project

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  • The buzz on pollinators: Why their declining population is bad news for everyone

    The buzz on pollinators: Why their declining population is bad news for everyone

    It’s critical that we address the pollinator crisis through natural habitat design and restoration

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