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Infrastructure

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.

 

Our Services

Discover Our Expertise

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Environmental Assessment

  • 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

  • Fisheries Assessments

  • Indigenous and stakeholder outreach, and government coordination and negotiation

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Permitting

  • 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

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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

    • Monitoring

 

Current Projects

Wataynikaneyap Power 

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.

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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.

 

Our Valued Partners

Collaborative Efforts

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Hydromega

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Ontario Ministry of Transportation

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Wataynikaneyap Power

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DST Consulting Engineers

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Stantec

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KBM Resources Group

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Golder

Valard

 

807-633-3386

195 Park Ave., Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1B9

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©2019 by NorthWinds Environmental Services. Photo credit: James Barber.