With our diverse team and varied skillsets, NorthWinds Environmental Services is able to offer a full suite of environmental services related to mining, aggregate development, and associated areas. From baseline studies, planning and initial permitting applications, to mine closure and remediation plans, we are capable of successfully guiding you through the entire process.
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Wildlife and wildlife habitat assessment
Vegetation and wetland management
Environmental baseline studies (design, implementation) including vegetation, wetlands, fish, wildlife and Species at Risk
Environmental Assessment (EA)
Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
Road construction (routing) and water crossings
Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) for existing mines
Site rehabilitation and remediation
Indigenous, stakeholder, and government communication/consultation
Planning and Permitting
Natural Environment reporting in support of aggregate 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 (e.g. 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 SAR Mitigation Plans, Monitoring, Overall Benefit (OB) permits, Information Gathering Forms (IGF), etc
Treasury Metals Inc.
Goliath Gold Project
Treasury Metals Inc. (TMI) is a Canadian gold exploration and development company focused on its 100% owned high-grade Goliath Gold Project (the Project), situated in the Kenora/Dryden Mining District of northwestern Ontario. Between 2011 and 2019, NorthWinds employees have supported Treasury Metals’ provincial and federal environmental assessment for the Project, including: baseline data collection, terrestrial environment assessment (vegetation, wetlands, wildlife, Species At Risk), permitting, working in sensitive areas, and liaising with government reviewers and First Nations communities. As of August 2019, the Goliath Gold Project has received approval to proceed, and NorthWinds maintains a strong relationship with Treasury Metals.
First Mining Gold
Springpole Gold Project
The First Mining Gold Springpole Project is located within the boreal shield terrestrial ecozone of northwestern Ontario. The project is expected to require the completion of federal and provincial environmental assessments and permits prior to development. To support drilling activities and project permitting, the team from NorthWinds is gathering baseline data, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment (terrestrial component), Species at Risk, and Overall Benefit Permitting for Woodland Caribou.