Wetlands

Northern Bioscience is a recognized leader in wetland inventory, evaluation, and monitoring in northern Ontario. We have been intimately involved in wetlands for over two decades, having been coauthors of the Terrestrial and Wetland Ecosites of Northwestern Ontario, Field Guide to the Wetland Ecosystem Classification for Northwestern Ontario, and Wetland Plants of Ontario. Northern Bioscience has conducted dozens of wetland-related projects including official evaluations over 25 wetlands in northern Ontario.


We can provide the following:

  • wetland evaluation using the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System (OWES) – Northern Manual or rapid assessment techniques
  • wetland inventory and mapping
  • wetland impact assessment
  • wetland research including multi-disciplinary studies with fish, and wildlife (e.g., waterfowl, SAR, amphibians)
  • impacts on wetlands from water level regulation and historical flooding for land claims
  • wetland data analysis and ecological land classification (ELC), including field data collection, multivariate statistical analysis (e.g., TWINSPAN, DERCORANA, MDS, CCA), and ELC factsheet production/review

Representative Clients

Our clients have included:

  • Conservation Authorities e.g., Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA)
  • Environment Canada
  • First Nations
    • Couchiching First Nation
    • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (Michigan)
    • Lake of the Woods First Nation
    • Naotkamegwanning First Nation
    • Nigigoon First Nation
    • Onigaming First Nation
    • Rainy River First Nation
    • Seine River First Nation
    • Stanjicoming First Nation
  • Forest Industry e.g., Resolute Forest Products
  • International Joint Commission (IJC)
  • Municipalities e.g., City of Thunder Bay
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) e.g., Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Parks Canada (e.g., Pukaskwa NP)
  • Private Landowners
  • Peat Industry
  • U.S. National Park Service (e.g., Voyageurs NP, Isle Royale NP)