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Kessels Ecology

Providing innovative solutions for

ecological effects assessment, policy, monitoring, mitigation and restoration

founded on experience, trust and integrity


Resources & Core Abilities

Kessels Ecology offer a consultancy service based on our extensive and broad knowledge, experience and networks in water quality monitoring, freshwater and estuarine biological assessments, specialist terrestrial flora and fauna survey techniques and assessments, habitat restoration, management plans, conservation lot subdivision, and environmental impact assessment.

We excel in practical and innovative solutions to ecological challenges.  This was rewarded in 2004 by the 'Business and the Environment Awards - Waikato' when Kessels Ecology was awarded Gold in the Innovation Category for constructed wetland design for the treatment of urban stormwater discharges.  More recently Kessels Ecology have successfully undertaken one of the largest and most complex surveys of bird, bat and lizard habitats for a wind farm proposal in the Western Waikato locality.

Our team is supported by a diverse array of software and hardware, all updated, and backed by certified, sound and up-to-date OSH procedures and experienced staff.  This includes:

  • ARC GIS and property mapping software
  • Access to a full suite of ecology databases
  • 4WD Vehicles, boats & quad bikes
  • Calibrated & certified electric fishing and water quality monitoring equipment
  • A full set of nets and equipment for periphyton, freshwater fish and macroinvertebrate sampling
  • Estuarine macroinvertebrate habitat sampling equipment
  • The latest bat monitoring devices
  • Lizard traps and habitats
  • Long-range radio's & high sensitivity GPS units
  • Access to radar hardware and software for monitoring bird passage through wind farm sites
  • Advanced statistical software packages
  • Advanced Collision Risk modelling software for wind farm assessments
  • Safety equipment and staff with First Aid training

Our operative Health and Safety Plan combined with public liability and professional indemnity insurance give clients' confidence that the risk of potential liabilities is minimised.