Agriculture Sector

At EDI, we provide services that support agricultural producers with their environmental stewardship initiatives. Our team includes Professional Agrologists and experts in planning, soil science, vegetation ecology, erosion and sediment control, GIS, and mapping. Whether it be assessing an agricultural site before or after project activities, considering impacts of crop changes, restoring or reclaiming a site, categorizing competing land uses, evaluating biodiversity, or navigating regulatory processes — EDI has it covered.

 Services EDI provides in the agriculture sector include:

  • Coordination and environmental support for the BC Agricultural Land Commission for projects located in the Agricultural Land Reserve including agricultural soils capability assessments, preliminary and post-reclamation assessments, fill/soil management, and erosion and sediment control.
  • Assessment of riparian area management, erosion control, vegetation buffers, biodiversity, and habitat enhancement.
  • Government agency liaison (Indigenous, municipal, provincial, territorial, and federal) and permitting support.
  • Construction environmental management, planning, and monitoring.
  • Effects assessment related to native grasslands, drainage, and Species at Risk.

Featured Projects

Port Kells Agricultural Land Reserve Property

The proposed land development project in Surrey, was within the Serpentine River watershed, in the…

Analysis of Implementing Solar Electricity On-Farm

In association with Midgard Consulting, EDI co-authored an environmental and social impact assessment of installing…

MacKay Logging Aggregate Products

MacKay Logging Aggregate Products – Non-farm Activities in the Agricultural Land Reserve MacKay Logging Ltd….

Species at Risk Habitat Evaluation

EDI assessed habitats for key species at risk at three Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada sites…