About Us

 

Making the World a Better Place For All of Us

Our Story

Polster Environmental Services Ltd. is a small consulting firm specializing in the restoration of drastically disturbed sites, vegetation studies, invasive species management, Garry Oak ecosystems and providing courses in reclamation. We have been in operation since 1985 and have been involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from CP Rail’s half a billion dollar tunnelling project through Glacier National Park, the successful re-vegetation of a portion of the UBC Point Grey cliffs, reclamation plans for numerous mines, quarries and gravel pits in Canada and assisted many non-profit groups in rehabilitation of streamside’s. We have developed a wide variety of reclamation techniques for steep/unstable slopes, as well as techniques for the re-establishment of riparian and aquatic habitats. We provide courses including practical applications of the techniques we have developed. We provide individual service to clients solving challenging problems with solutions that build ecological resilience in our world.

Butler Brothers Live Staking

Using live staking this slope was restored using the “rough and loose” method and live staking a mix of cottonwoods and willows to add root stability.

Saanich Wattle fencing

Using wattle fences this property in central Saanich was restored using the natural process with a little help from wattle fencing a strategy used to stabilize steep slopes and create terraces for water to disperse into the soil or trickle down the face of the wattle fence.

UBC Cliffs

All the way back in 1988 Polster Environmental Services was using wattle feching and brush mats to fix the sandy UBC cliffs

Johnson's Landing Landslide

Using aerial seeding and live staking Polster Environmental Services was able to help restore this area using the natural process in a difficult to reach area.