EBB Environmental Consulting Inc. is a Lower Mainland based firm that provides professional, ethical, and quality service in the environmental resource sector. EBB Environmental Consulting Inc. prides itself on the ability to provide the highest quality service at affordable rates while being dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of the natural environment. We provide our clients with technical excellence and innovative solutions in response to present land use and environmental challenges.
Since 2000, EBB Environmental Consulting Inc. has been providing consulting services in the Lower Mainland, and has expanded to Vancouver Island and interior regions of BC. We have a varied background of staff with experience in the areas of agrology, forestry, fisheries, and wildlife management. Furthermore, because our staff forms the foundation of EBB, we are committed to providing opportunities and resources to help them grow and achieve their respective career goals.
We specialize in agricultural and environmental resource management planning, through biophysical inventory, public consultation and environmental impact assessments. Services we offer include resource inventories (e.g. alien invasive plants, soil sampling); avian inventories; biophysical surveys; ecological surveys and asessments; fisheries and wildlife habitat inventories; species at risk inventories; resource management planning (e.g. ecosystem mapping; BMP development and implementation; urban wildlife management; invasive and problem species management); water management; environmental planning and monitoring (e.g. environmental impact assessments, project planning, permitting/approvals, monitoring and compliance, feasibility studies), and agri-environmental planning (e.g. environmental assessments of farm operations, develop risk management strategies, assist in funding applications).
EBB’s approach to project management is based on an adaptive management strategy focusing on progress monitoring and regular communication amongst team members and involved parties. Activity and progress reporting is a systematic way of creating a valuable written record of the project, which can later be assessed to determine how this and/or future projects can be improved. In addition, EBB regards prior planning, selection of project protocols, and thoughtful implementation of these protocols as fundamental steps in our management strategy. The goal is proactive management of the work plan so objectives and deliverables are met on-time, on-budget, and are of the highest expected quality.
EBB is committed to maintaining the highest level of safety during all our activities. EBB takes the health and safety of all its employees, contractors and site visitors very seriously, and believes a job is not worth doing if it cannot be done in a safe and responsible manner. EBB has a proven safety track record, and is in good standing with WorkSafeBC.
EBB carries Comprehensive General Liability Insurance, Automobile Liability, and Professional Errors and Omissions. Prior to initiating a project, EBB reviews its coverage to ensure it will cover the endorsements specified for the project.
Professional development of our staff, particularly where safety is concerned, is a top priority at EBB. All staff are certified in Occupational First Aid Level 1 with CPR training at the very minimum; however, most employees have additional safety training including OFA Transportation Endorsement, Swiftwater Rescue Technician Level 1, WHMIS, and Bear Aware. EBB keeps all personnel current with their respective first aid and safety training levels, and updates certifications as required.
Prior to undertaking any major field project, especially if the site is in a remote location, EBB’s safety policy requires staff to develop a thorough safety plan. This process involves identifying a Sequence of Basic Job Steps covering all aspects of the project, determining any potential hazards, determining the level of risk posed by each hazard, and preparing safety protocols to reduce or eliminate risks. Site conditions, field tasks, equipment, WCB regulations and status of employees’ safety training are all considered in the development of safety protocols. EBB safety plans are considered living documents, given that they are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure all safety issues are addressed. All staff and contractors are required to review the project safety plan before entering the field.