NorthWinds provides a range of professional services supporting infrastructure projects. These services extend to all aspects of project development, from planning, permitting, construction, operation and decommission. Current infrastructure projects include roads and highways, hydro dams and transmission lines.
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Environmental baseline studies (design, implementation) including vegetation, wetlands, fish, wildlife and Species at Risk
Wildlife and wildlife habitat assessment
Vegetation and wetland management
Monitoring program development
Right-of-way and route selection
Indigenous and stakeholder outreach, and government coordination and negotiation
Natural Environment reporting in support of aggregate pit or quarry permits/licences
Species at Risk Permitting (federal and provincial)
Overall Benefit Permitting for provincial Species at Risk, namely Woodland Caribou
Species at Risk Mitigation Plan development
Species at Risk
Species at Risk surveys (eg. Caribou, Eastern Whip-poor Will, Bats, Turtles, Songbirds) and permitting
Impact assessment, avoidance, and mitigation strategies
Project support for requirements under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) including:
Completion of Information Gathering Forms (IGF)
SAR Mitigation Plans
Overall Benefit (OB) permits
Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project
NorthWinds is working on Wataynikaneyap Power project environmental permitting component. It includes the preparation of provincial and Federal species at risk permits, aggregate permits, and work permit applications for water crossings and access roads. This project has enabled us to gain understanding of large-scale transmission projects and how to integrate permitting process and engineering/planning timelines.
Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Hewitson River Culvert Project
NorthWinds provides environmental consulting service on MTO infrastructure projects. These include terrestrial summary reports and fish and fish habitat assessments and fisheries support on active work sites.