Mining and Aggregate

Northern Bioscience provides environmental and technical services to the mining, aggregate, and oil sands sectors. We have assisted in a variety of capacities at all stages of development, from early exploration by junior mining companies through to established mines at closure.

Our services include:

  • environmental baseline studies (design, implementation, and/or peer review) including fish, wildlife, and vegetation
  • Environmental Assessment (both individual and panel EAs)
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
  • Level I and II Natural Environment reports for quarries and aggregate pits (preparation and peer review)
  • habitat modelling and mapping
  • Species At Risk Mitigation Plans and development of Overall Benefit Permits, (e.g., Woodland Caribou, Bats, Eastern Whip-poor-will)
  • road construction (routing) and water crossings
  • environmental permitting, approvals, and registering an activity (OMNRF)
  • Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) for existing mines e.g., fish growth/health and benthic macroinvertebrate community indices
  • site rehabilitation and remediation (e.g., closure plans)
  • indigenous, stakeholder, and government communication/consultation


Northern Bioscience has primarily worked on mining and aggregate projects in Ontario, but also in British Columbia and Uruguay, and in the Alberta oil sands as well.

Our clients have included:

  • Canada Chrome Corp. / KWG Resources
  • Canadian Mining (sub to EcoMetrix)
  • Citadel Gold Mines Inc.
  • Environ
  • Goldcorp Inc.
  • Golder Associates Ltd.
  • Goldstone Resources (sub to exp Services Inc.)
  • Harte Gold Inc.
  • Knight PiĆ©sold Consulting
  • McEwen Mining Inc. (sub to EcoMetrix)
  • Nexen (sub to Matrix Solutions Inc.)
  • New Gold / Rainy River Resources (sub to Klohn Crippen Berger)
  • Noront Resources Ltd.
  • North American Palladium Ltd.
  • Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
  • Ophiolite Consultants Pty Limited
  • Peat Resources Ltd.
  • Premier Gold Mines Ltd. (sub to Stantec Consulting Ltd.)
  • Prodigy Gold Inc. (Argonaut Gold Inc.)
  • Rubicon Minerals Corp.
  • Sage Gold Inc.
  • Statoil / Equinor ASA (sub to Matrix Solutions Inc.)
  • Stillwater Canada Inc. / Marathon PGM
  • TBT Engineering Ltd.
  • Treasury Metals Inc.
  • Villeneuve Construction Co. Ltd.
  • Xstrata Canada Corp. (sub to EcoMetrix)
  • Zamin Group (sub to EcoMetrix)