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 worked with the mining and aggregate primarily in Ontario but also Alberta, British Columbia, and Uruguay

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)