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 assessments and management
Wetland assessments as per the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System, via certified Evaluators
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
Continue scrolling to learn more about a few of our current projects.
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.
Green Technology Metals
Seymour Lake Project
The Green Technology Metals: Seymour Lake Project is located within the boreal shield terrestrial ecozone of northwestern Ontario, about 250km north of Thunder Bay. This area contains high quality Spodumene deposits, for the mining of lithium that is used in batteries. To support drilling activities and project permitting, the team from NorthWinds is gathering baseline data through various surveys, including fisheries, wetland, migratory bird, and species at risk.
Clean Air Metals
Thunder Bay North Project
Clean Air Metals Inc. has recently initiated environmental baseline field studies for the future Thunder Bay North Project, located about 50km northeast of Thunder Bay. The Thunder Bay North Project covers an aggregate area of about 30 000 ha, and has an impressive deposit of platinum group elements, nickel, and copper intercepts. Partnered with Englobe, NorthWinds is completing baseline terrestrial (vegetation, wetlands and wildlife) and fisheries field surveys to support a future environmental impact assessment and subsequent permitting for the project.
Villeneuve Construction Aggregates Reporting
Villeneuve Construction Company Ltd.
Villeneuve Construction Co. Ltd. operates concrete and asphalt production facilities, aggregate resources, and construction services across Northern Ontario. To support the development of new aggregate mining opportunities for Villeneuve, NorthWinds is completing the required Natural Environment reporting to obtain the appropriate permits and licensing.