T2 Environnement works with a team of senior specialists who successfully undertake large-scale projects. Having a multidisciplinary team allows us to offer a complete range of tailored services in the following areas:
1. Management and environmental enhancement
T2 Environnement possesses the expertise and the know-how required to offer the following tailored services:
Inventory and mapping of biological and physical environments
With over 50,000 Km2 of territory of various types inventoried and mapped, the T2 Environnement experts can conduct quality biophysical studies. T2 Environnement carries out wildlife or plant inventories of terrestrial, aquatic, or sensitive environments as well as wetlands in accordance with the requirements of local authorities. In addition, T2 has developed an ecology mapping system which integrates the various elements that constitute an ecosystem: namely, vegetation, wildlife habitats, soil, local topography, and surface deposits. We can also create models that can map the distribution of forest, non-forest, and wetland ecosystems.
T2 Environnement’s two founders have a combined experience of over 40 years in environmental assessment at the municipal, provincial, federal, and international level. They have coordinated environmental impact studies on a variety of projects such as mines, wind farms, railroads, drinking water supply, landfill sites, and airport planning. They have also managed certificate of authorization requests for residential, commercial, and industrial projects.
Conservation of sensitive environments
The conservation of sensitive environments requires that their ecosystems be characterized. Their ecological value must first be assessed and conservation priorities must be established. The concerns of stakeholders must then be clearly understood. Finally, the ability to effectively negotiate with concerned authorities is essential to develop a realistic conservation plan that is adapted to local socio-economic conditions. T2 Environnement supports its clients to ensure that their conservation projects meet with success.
A well-planned residential, commercial, or industrial area makes for a better environment in which to live and work, a place residents and users will be happy to adopt. Before investing large amounts to execute a plan, it is important to have a firm grasp of the opportunities and the constraints of the site. The parameters to be studied can include the view, ambient conditions (such as the presence of water, forest covers, or natural shorelines), the topography (relative to a waste water management system, for example), the optimal path of roads and trails, or the constraints inherent to the site (such as slopes, type of soil, presence of sensitive or protected environments, presence of wetlands, and rights-of-way). T2 Environnement can help you improve the quality of your development project by factoring in all of these parameters.
T2 Environnement offers a complete range of ecological restoration services which can increase the value of a project or meet the requirements of provincial or municipal governments. Relying on the client’s needs, the ecology of the site, and the concerns of stakeholders as its starting point, T2 Environnement plans work meticulously and offers innovative, simple, and targeted solutions that will allow for the reintroduction of ecological functions in degraded sites. The T2 Environnement specialists rely on the ecological characteristics of the target environment (available water, type of soil, natural topography, hours of sunshine, climate, and remaining vegetation) to determine the best solution for each situation.
Assessment of biodiversity and ecological services
The ecosystems that surround us offer an impressive array of ecological goods and services. Trees, which filter air, release oxygen, or regulate temperatures, are but one example. Forests and marshes, which filter water, and soil, with which we cultivate our food, are other examples. But what is the true value of these services? T2 Environnement and its partners can evaluate these immeasurable benefits.
2. Strategic consulting
By bringing its complementary expertise into play, T2 Environnement is able to offer strategic consultation services in the following areas:
Residential, commercial, and industrial developments
Relying on their extensive experience, T2 Environnement associates are able to offer high-quality strategic consultation services. This strategic advice can identify the environmental issues related to a project and establish the steps needed to complete it. The strategic consultation can highlight the best approach to conduct an environmental assessment, formulate a conservation and compensation plan, or undertake a residential, commercial, or industrial project.
Agro-environmental advisory services (agricultural projects)
Both T2 Environnement associates have intimate knowledge of the world of agriculture. Hugo owns and manages a field crop farm in the Eastern townships and Daniel grew up on a family farm (dairy and grain crops in the Montérégie region). T2 Environnement therefore understands the realities of agricultural producers and can propose realistic and economically feasible solutions that will not unnecessarily burden the producer. This hands-on experience of agro-environmental practices provides them with a profound understanding of the benefits of such practices, as well as their limits.
Multidisciplinary research project management
Expertise in the management of major environmental projects combined with a flexible structure allows T2 Environnement to integrate the scientific knowledge of its multidisciplinary team to complete complex research projects. An understanding of the environmental challenges faced by the private sector allows T2 Environnement to serve as a bridge between university researchers and companies.
Dialogue, negotiation, and public consultations
In addition to scientific expertise, T2 Environnement possesses the necessary skills and experience to coordinate fruitful negotiations between various stakeholders (property owners, citizens who live nearby, and local decision makers) or to participate in public consultations.