and Environmental Impact Studies
our environmental assessment and impact studies include long-term monitoring
of migration patterns of rare and endangered
fishes in relation to water diversion and hydro-electric projects in
Ontario, Quebec, Wisconsin, Michigan, British Columbia,
and the deserts of Texas
and Nevada. From 1996 to 1999 we investigated the effects of peaking hydroelectric operations on brown trout and brook trout in the Rocky Mountains, and
the effects of hydroelectric operations on eels in the St. Lawrence River.
In 2004 and 2005, we assisted the Cree Regional Authority, by reviewing and assessing
a large-scale Environmental Impact Statement produced by
Hydro Quebec in relation to significant river flow diversion
near James Bay.
clients determine requirements for fish passage at
proposed hydroelectric generating stations and mines. Some environmental assessments simply involve
biological studies, species inventories, mussel
relocations, identification of migratory pathways, and other behavioural
or physiological patterns of interest prior to, during
or after major construction projects; while others are
more complicated. We specialize in the
development of biological, self-sustaining solutions and
strategies to reduce and monitor potentially harmful effects
of migration barriers and dams on fish and other wildlife, while recognizing specific needs and requirements of our clients.