Environmental Impact Assessment

Northern Bioscience has broad experience and training in legislated and proponent-driven environmental impact assessment for various industries (e.g., mining, renewable energy), linear corridors, cottage development, and other activities. Where larger projects warrant, Northern Bioscience can provide terrestrial, wetland, and aquatic expertise to larger planning and engineering firms. We can also provide cost-effective assessments for more limited development by private landowners.

We can assist with:

  • scoping and baseline studies supporting Environmental Assessments (EA) under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA)
  • identification of Valued Ecosystem Components (VECs), assessment of potential impacts, development of mitigation measures, and monitoring
  • preparation of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and studies for private landowners and smaller developments (EIS)
  • Site Assessments
  • development of mitigation and environmental protection plans
  • peer review of Environmental Assessments for First Nations, communities, ENGO’s, and other stakeholders

Representative Clients

Our clients have included:

  • Environment Canada
  • First Nations
    • Keewaywin First Nation
    • Whitesand First Nation
  • Manitoba Clean Environment Commision
  • Municipalities e.g., City of Thunder Bay
  • Hydroelectric Industry e.g.,
    • McGraw Falls Power
    • Namewaminikan Hydro / Axor Group Inc.
    • Ontario Power Generation
    • Pic Mobert Hydro Inc.
    • Regional Power Inc.
    • The Power Limited Partnership
    • Xeneca Power Development Inc.
  • Mining Industry e.g.,
    • Citadel Gold Mines Inc.
    • Goldstone Resources (sub to exp Services Inc.)
    • Harte Gold Inc.
    • New Gold / Rainy River Resources (sub to Klohn Crippen Berger)
    • North American Palladium Ltd.
    • Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
    • Premier Gold Mines Ltd. (sub to Stantec Consulting Ltd.)
    • Rubicon Minerals Corp
    • Stillwater Canada Inc. / Marathon PGM
    • TBT Engineering Ltd.
    • Treasury Metals Inc.
    • Villeneuve Construction Co. Ltd.
  • Private Landowners and Developers