Environmental Consultants

Cato Bolam’s environmental planners help companies develop land in a considerate and ecological way. We offer environmental consulting services in Auckland, Whangarei and Orewa as well as offering consulting & planning services across New Zealand.

With over 40 years of experience, Cato Bolam and its team of qualified ecologists assess the environmental quality of terrestrial and aquatic resources within a subdivision development area. In situations where land use might affect the native bush or wetland — or vice versa — Cato Bolam’s experts will suggest ways to comply with subdivision rules and development policies.

Services offered by Cato Bolam environmental consultants:

  • Environmental assessments for subdivision
  • Bush and vegetation assessments
  • Wetland assessments
  • Wetland enhancement advice
  • Planting and weed control reports
  • Ecological Impact Assessments
  • Stream status assessment
  • Stream ecological valuation (SEV) assessment
  • Stream fish surveys (e.g. electronic fishing)
  • stream macroinvertebrate sampling

Ecology project examples

Cato Bolam has extensive experience in undertaking ecological surveys and providing ecological advice in relation to subdivisions and other projects which have potential effects on the environment.  Cato Bolam’s ecologists have completed well over 1000 such projects, which have included wetland and bush quality assessments; wetland, bush and riparian margin restoration advice and planting plans; and weed and pest control plans.

Cato Bolam ecologists also undertake Stream Ecological Valuation assessments, freshwater fish surveys and fish relocations. 

Most development projects undergo multiple revisions to ensure that their environmental impact — in the short and long term — is minimal. This is especially true of projects on large areas of land, or those which are built on, or by, more delicate ecosystems. Cato Bolam’s qualified ecologists help developers to build environmentally-friendly projects that do not harm the environment.

Cato Bolam’s team of environmental consultants in Auckland, Whangarei and Orewa serves New Zealand’s corporate, private and public sectors.