Posts Categorized: Environmental Planning

Landcover Classifications – under the covers

February 24, 2022

A lot of our daily work at Fiera relies on a single, invaluable type of spatial data, the land cover classification. A land cover classification is essentially a map based on satellite imagery that shows all of the different land cover types across an area.

flood mitigation, natural infrastructure, nature based flood prevention, Calgary flood, 2013.

Natural Infrastructure and Flood Mitigation

January 10, 2022

You have already heard us sing the praises of incorporating natural and semi-natural assets (such as wetlands, trees,…

UAV, Riley, Draganflyer X4P, UAV Geomatics, Ecological Geomatics, Riparian Assessments with Drone, Wetland Assessments with Drone, ecology, Drone, processing

Geomatic Applications in Ecology

June 23, 2017

Using Drones and Remote Sensing Techniques to make Habitat Management Decisions! These days it seems everyone and their…

Point count survey, bird survey, relative abundance, birds, survey for birds, bird study, bird studies, bird count, biodiversity, migratory birds, avian study, avian point counts, avian research, bird research, consulting, consultant, Alberta, western canada, edmonton, calgary

Point Count Surveys – birds, birds, birds.

April 5, 2017

Birding season is coming! This week, I heard my first robin of the season. That bubbly, cheery song,…

The Fiera Top Five Highlights of 2016

December 28, 2016

What a great year 2016 was for Fiera Biological. We landed new clients, formed new working relationships, hired new…

Wetland inventory, wetland condition, remote sensing, UAV, Drone, Satellite imagery, landscape planning, conservation planning, municipal policy, municipal planning, wetland conservation, wetland management, land management, stewardship

Wetland Inventory and Loss Assessment

December 12, 2016

Wetlands are important. You don’t have to take our word for it, lots of other folks agree. Environment Canada,…

Habitat connectivity, city of Calgary, Urban Parks, Fiera Biological Consulting, consultant, consult.

Connecting Habitats in Urban Landscapes

October 15, 2016

Habitat Connectivity A lot of planning goes in to designing a North American City. Area Structure Plans that…

Gone Batty! Detecting Bats in Alberta

July 17, 2016

At Fiera Biological, we know a lot about nature and wildlife. A lot of what we know we…

Rare plant survey, botanist, conservation, assessment, ecological service, environmental consult, Fiera Biological, ANPC, Edmonton, Alberta, natural areas

Rare Plant Surveys: What you Need to Know!

April 10, 2012

Here in Alberta, spring is now arriving, which means plants are about to make an appearance and ready…