Our ecology experts work with you from project conception through to completion to help you avoid, minimise and offset any impacts on the local eco-system. We’ll identify environmental constraints and opportunities, and work with stakeholders, planners, designers and engineers to get a good outcome for both you and the environment.

Here’s how we can help you with ecology related decisions:

  • Ecological assessments, surveys and monitoring - For marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, includes birds, bats and lizards

  • Stream Ecological Valuation (SEV)- Assessments of values and key ecological functions of streams

  • Ecological Impact Assessment - With pragmatic advice on mitigation, restoration, and enhancement to address project impacts  

  • Ecological and covenant management plans - To ensure long terms project success

  • Lizard (Herpetofauna) management - Plans, capture, captive management, release and monitoring

  • Watercourse management - Assessments to identify threats to ecosystem health and opportunities for enhancement, plan development to inform investment prioritisation, monitoring to demonstrate benefit

  • Community-based ecological restoration - Design, engagement and facilitation

  • Biosecurity - Management of plant and animal pest incursions

  • Green infrastructure and ecosystem services - Assessments, selection and management

  • State of the Environment - Reporting and investigations to enable effective management decisions and monitoring to assess benefits of initiatives

  • Approved wildlife handlers - Handling, housing and relocating protected species under the Wildlife Act

  • Hearing, Caucusing and Environment Court representation - Ensure your position is best represented by selecting the correct specialists to address the key risk areas

how we can help

balancing outcomes and the environment

We take a pragmatic approach to protecting the natural environment.


4Sight by name, 4sight by nature

4Sight staff were well informed and responsive to the project requirements. They provided SMEC New Zealand with a high quality service within the short timeframe available, meeting project and end user requirements

- James Daly, SMEC New Zealand Limited / SMEC International

Ecology projects

Our own in-house ecology team have the unique skills and experience to make your project a success. We pride ourselves on our ability to think outside the square and do whatever it takes to come up with a solution where everybody wins.

Sandspit Marina
The Challenges Facing a New Marina
Watercourse Assessment
Undertaking Detailed Assessments of Streams
Coastal Walkways
Ecologically Sensitive Walkways Across NZ



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