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Beacon provides aquatic, wetland and terrestrial assessment services for a variety of energy sector clients and projects, provides input to policy development and guidelines related to natural heritage, and undertakes peer reviews of draft policies and guidelines. Our services include Natural Heritage Assessments required as part of the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) process under Ontario Regulation (O. Reg.) 359/09.

icon Areas of Expertise:


  • Assessment of Terrestrial, Wetland and Aquatic Habitats
    • Assessment of Woodlands, Wetlands, Valleylands and Streams
    • Fisheries Assessments, Mitigation and Compensation Plans
    • Species at Risk Studies
    • Migratory Bird Studies
  • Natural Heritage Assessments under the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) process
  • Tree Surveys / Arboricultural Studies
  • Environmental Impact Studies / Assessments
  • Environmental Management and Monitoring Plans
  • Habitat Creation, Naturalization or Restoration
  • Environmental Monitoring and Site Supervision


icon Selected Projects:


  • New Build Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, Ontario Power Generation
  • Pickering Wind Turbine Natural Heritage Advice, Ontario Power Generation
  • Endangered Species (Loggerhead Shrike) Management Plan, SkyPower Solar Energy Farm, City of Napanee