About Us


Canada, a country of vast wilderness, is increasingly becoming a nation of cities. The choices we make when designing urban spaces shape both the environment our children will inherit, and the strength of the economy we leave them.

Brinkman Living Infrastructure builds three things into every project: ecological integrity, fiscal sustainability and quality of life. Whether we’re designing green zones for new housing subdivisions or shoring up transit corridors with native species, our goal is to reduce maintenance costs and improve relationships between people and urban spaces.

Our elegant and efficient designs foster natural cycles for filtering air and water at the neighbourhood level. These improved landscapes reduce erosion, flooding and landslide risk; create healthy habitats for fish and wildlife, all while saving taxpayers money on energy, fertilizer and irrigation. The age of unplanned sprawl is ending. It’s time to upgrade to smart, sustainable approaches. Developers and municipal governments can count on Brinkman to lay the groundwork for the coming transition.

How we work

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We work with urban planners, public utilities, civil constructors, governments and land management agencies to enhance and reinforce living infrastructure. As human population intensifies the pressure on life support systems, the need to recognize and ameliorate the effects intensifies as well.

Brinkman Living Infrastructure (BLI) serves a key function in the ongoing effort to provide effective approaches, balanced with professional management, and implementation expertise to diverse restoration challenges.

At BLI, we recognize that the successful development and implementation of sophisticated landscape restoration methods occurs at the intersection of Landscape Architecture, Biology and Civil Engineering. Working creatively with our clients to meet the unique challenges of each site, our field teams operate within a comprehensive OH&S system to ensure a safe work environment for both our employees and the general public.

About Our History

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Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd. began in 1970 as a group of friends who won one of the first tree planting contracts in BC, and has grown to become one of the largest reforestation contractors in Canada, having planted over a billion trees, redefining the art and science of forestry along the way.

Brinkman Living Infrastructure was developed as a division in response to the opportunity to bring best practices and technical innovations to urban environments.  We're excited to meet the challenge of creating sustainable habitats and plant communities within the urban interface.

The work of Brinkman Restoration is primarily focused in the Greater Toronto area and the BC Lower Mainland, but in recent years has expanded to include projects alongside urban and industrial infrastructure development in Alberta. Brinkman Restoration has transformed hundreds of hectares of marginal urban land and restored natural ecosystems to development sites and transportation corridors to enhance biodiversity and achieve a balance between human impacts and a sustainable, healthy landscape. 

Where we work

Brinkman Living Infrastructure has operational headquarters in British Columbia and Ontario.

Western Canada Division

Brinkman Living Infrastructure has been completing ecological restoration projects to the satisfaction of municipalities and commercial clients throughout British Columbia and Alberta, for over three decades.

Together, working towards achieving a balance between human impacts and a sustainable healthy landscape.

Eastern Division

Brinkman Living Infrastructure has been pleased to work with many metropolitan municipalities, developers and experimental ecological innovators throughout Southern Ontario on projects, such as channel stabilization and reforestation initiatives.

Together, working towards achieving a balance between human impacts and a sustainable healthy landscape.