Environmental Impact Assessment

Northern Bioscience has broad experience and training in legislated and proponent-driven environmental impact assessment for forest management, industry, corridors, cottage development and other development. Where larger projects warrant, Northern Bioscience can provide terrestrial, wetland and/or aquatic biological and ecological 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
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • 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.