Completed Environmental Projects

Trans-Canada Highway Illecillewaet Four-Laning

Environmental Protection Plan and Environmental Support

Duration: June 2019 – November 2021

Project: Coordinated preparation of an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) for the Illecillewaet Brake Check road improvement project along the Tran-Canada Highway 1. SCL acted as the primary environmental support throughout the duration of the project, as per the EPP.

 

Services: EPP, environmental monitoring, erosion and sediment control plans, channel diversion plans, water quality monitoring, bird nest surveys and contaminated soil disposal.

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Quartz Creek Bridge Replacement and Four-Laning

Construction Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Support

Duration: May 2021 – Present

Project: SCL prepared a Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) for the Quartz Creek Bridge Replacement and Four-Laning Project along the Trans-Canada Highway 1 and provides environmental support for the project as per the CEMP.

 

Services: CEMP, environmental monitoring, erosion and sediment control plans, channel diversion plans, water quality monitoring, bird nest surveys, habitat surveys for species-at-risk, bio-inventories and provincial permit applications.

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731 Block Stability Improvements

Environmental Protection Plan and Environmental Support

Duration: March 2020 – Present

Project: Prepared an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP), which included a concrete/shotcrete management plan and erosion and sediment control plan. SCL provides environmental support for the project, as per the EPP.

 

Services: EPP, bird surveys and nest sweeps, herpetofauna salvages, habitat assessments, impact mitigation plans for species-at-risk, provincial permit applications, environmental monitoring, erosion and sediment control plan and water quality monitoring.

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Illecillewaet Curve Safety 1A

Environmental Protection Plan and Environmental Support

Duration: May 2018 – October 2018

Project: SCL coordinated the preparation of the Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) for the lane widening and addition of retaining walls along the Trans-Canada Highway 1 in Glacier National Park, British Columbia. SCL also provided numerous environmental services during construction, as per the EPP.

 

Services: EPP, environmental monitoring, instream works plan, erosion and sediment control plan, bird nest surveys, water quality monitoring, fish salvages and environmental orientation review.

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Forest Service Road Bridge Removal

Environmental Protection Plan and Environmental Support

Duration: April 2019 - September 2019

Project: SCL created the Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) for the decommission of three steel girder timber deck bridges in the Revelstoke portion of the Columbia Operating Area as part of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development / BC Timber Sales Forest Service Road Bridge Removal and Disposal Project. The project involved instream work (stream crossings and bank restoration) at two fish-bearing creeks that drain into the Columbia River at Lake Revelstoke.

 

Services: EPP, instream works plan, erosion and sediment control plan, provincial permit applications, fish salvages, water quality monitoring, environmental monitoring, bird nest surveys, bat surveys, amphibian surveys and environmental orientation review.

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French Creek Mine Revegetation Plan

Bio-Inventory and Revegetation Plan

Duration: July 2020

Project: SCL conducted a desktop review and bio-inventory of the French Creek Mine Site to inform a tailored revegetation plan. Recommendations for revegetation included a bespoke native plant inventory and best practice planting methods.

 

Services: Bio-inventory and tailored revegetation plan.

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Cougar Corner Road Improvements

Environmental Protection Plan and Environmental Support

Duration: May 2019 - July 2019

Project: SCL provided an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) for the road improvements and installation of avalanche mitigation (roadway and drainage excavation) at the Cougar Corner section of the Trans-Canada Highway 1. During construction SCL also completed numerous environmental services to ensure the project remained in compliance with best practice work procedures and mitigation plans featured in the EPP.

 

Services: EPP, instream works plan, erosion and sediment control plan, bird nest surveys, protected species surveys, environmental monitoring, water quality monitoring and an environmental orientation review.

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Glacier National Park Bird and Bat Surveys

Protected Species Surveys and Reporting

Duration: June 2020

Project: SCL surveyed three danger trees, identified by the Parks Canada Agency (PCA), to determine the presence or absence of birds and bats. Trees were surveyed visually before dusk using binoculars and after dusk trees were surveyed audibly using a Wildlife Acoustic’s Echo Meter Touch 2.

 

Services: Acoustic and visual protected species surveys.

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Riparian Areas Assessments (RAPR)

Regulatory submissions and approvals

Duration: 2020 – Present

Project: SCL has extensive experience providing bespoke guidance for a range of residential projects to help clients navigate the local and provincial permitting requirements surrounding developments on or in proximity to riparian areas. Under the Riparian Areas Protection Act, lands within 30 m of a watercourse (i.e., ditch, stream, ravine, wetland or lake) are protected and may require a Riparian Assessment.

 

Services: Riparian Assessments are conducted by a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) and provide a means of determining the appropriate width of a stream setback, while still providing satisfactory protection to the watercourse.

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Walter Hardman Dam Fish Salvage

Trans-Canada Highway Illecillewaet Four-Laning

Duration: October 2019

Project: SCL provided environmental support to BC Hydro while they made improvements to the operating gate at the Walter Hardman dam situated south of Revelstoke.

 

Services: Fish salvage.

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Connaught Creek Dam Removal - Glacier National Park

Trans-Canada Highway Illecillewaet Four-Laning

Duration: April 2019 - September 2019

Project: Prepared an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) for the removal of a dam on Connaught Creek in Glacier National Park. SCL provided environmental support for the duration of the project, as per the EPP.

 

Services: EPP, water quality monitoring and reporting, environmental monitoring, fish passage assessment, fish salvage and bird nest surveys.

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Trans-Canada Highway Pavement Rehabilitation

Environmental Protection Plan

Duration: May 2018 – June 2018

Project: SCL was retained to provide an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) for the pavement rehabilitation project along the Trans-Canada Highway in Glacier National Park. The EPP included an erosion and sediment control plan, hazardous waste mitigation plan and wildlife management measures.

 

Services: EPP

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Mt. Stephens Avalanche Control Mitigation - Yoho National Park

Environmental Protection Plan

Duration: May 2019 - September 2019

Project: Prepared an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) for environmental management during the installation of three remote Avalanche Control Systems (RACS) along the Trans-Canada highway in Yoho National Park.

 

Services: EPP, bird nest surveys, erosion and sediment control plan, spill response plan and whitebark pine survey.

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Snow Forest Campground – Mount Revelstoke National Park

Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Support

Duration: May 2018 – June 2018

Project: SCL created an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the Snow Forest Campground located in Mt. Revelstoke National Park. Habitat favourable to Coeur d’Alene Salamander was identified during the preliminary stages of the project. SCL provided a mitigation plan, completed night surveys and monitored for salamander activity.

 

Services: EMP, storm water management plan, sediment and erosion control plan, bird nest surveys, bat survey, Species-at-Risk mitigation plan, Coeur d’Alene salamander survey and environmental monitoring.

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Snow Forest Campground – Mount Revelstoke National Park

Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Support

Duration: May 2018 – June 2018

Project: Provided an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to mitigate flooding associated with beaver activity, while aiming to preserve wetlands within the Project Area. SCL installed two beaver pond levelers to help mitigate upstream flooding, prior to work commencing at the campground.

 

Services: EMP, wetland identification, watercourse mapping, beaver dam mitigation design, provincial permitting, beaver dam pond leveler construction and installation, and post construction monitoring.

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Stormwater Management Plan - Revelstoke, BC

Trans-Canada Highway Illecillewaet Four-Laning

Duration: January 2018 - May 2018

Project: Provided an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the long-term management of seasonal storm water run-off at the facility.

 

Services: EMP, stormwater management plan, water quality sampling, review of provincial and federal water quality guidelines and provision of a long-term monitoring plan.

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Greely Creek Wetland – Beaver Mitigation

Environmental Management Plan

Duration: May 2017 – October 2018

Project: SCL provided an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to mitigate beaver flooding while aiming to preserve valuable wetland habitat. Mitigation efforts included the installation of two beaver pond levelers.

 

Services: Wetland identification, watercourse mapping, beaver dam mitigation design, EMP, Changes In and About a Stream Notification, beaver dam pond leveler construction and installation, and post construction monitoring.

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Invasive Species Management - Glacier National Park

Environmental Support

Duration: October 2017

Project: Conducted an invasive plant species inventory and mechanical removal of invasive plant species from a section of the Trans-Canada highway in Glacier National Park. ​

 

Services: Plant ID, invasive plant species removal and technical reporting.

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Wildlife Overview Assessment - Greely, BC

Environmental Support

Duration: May 2017 - October 2018

Project: 300-Hectare wildlife and habitat assessment.

 

Services: Completed a large scale habitat assessment for the area.  

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Post Dredge Grain Size Study – Shuswap River, BC

Multi-Year Scientific Study

Duration: 2015 - 2018

Project: Quantified changes in grain size distribution downstream of a 6MW hydroelectric dam after the release of dredged material.

 

Services: Grain size measurements, statistical analysis, catraft rental, safety services, river-raft guide services and technical reporting.

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Environmental Monitoring - Revelstoke Dam

Environmental Support

Duration: February 2014 - September 2014

Project: Deep precision drilling and installation of piezometers. SCL acted as onsite Environmental Monitor.

 

Services: Ensured all environmental management procedures were followed, conducted an environmental orientation, site specific recommendations for improved environmental performance and weekly reporting.

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Western Toad Breeding Survey - Mica Dam, BC

Trans-Canada Highway Illecillewaet Four-Laning

Duration: 2010 - 2014

Project: Breeding survey for western toads at Mica Dam​.

 

Services: Night-time mortality studies, egg mass presence absence survey and field reporting. 

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Riparian Restoration Plan – Revelstoke, BC

Restoration Plan and Environmental Support

Duration: June 2013 – September 2013

Project: Pawlitsky Spring riparian restoration plan.

 

Services: Native plant selection and arrangement, bioengineered bank stabilization, plant installation monitoring and reporting.

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Environmental Monitoring – Mica Dam, BC

Environmental Support

Duration: November 2012 - November 2013

Project: SCL provided environmental support during drilling works for the installation of Mica Dam instrumentation.​

 

Services: Environmental monitoring, soil and water sampling, and reporting.

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Environmental Monitoring - Duncan Dam, BC

Trans-Canada Highway Illecillewaet Four-Laning

Duration: 2014 

Project: Duncan Dam Left Abutment Drainage Isolation Project.

 

Services: Onsite environmental monitoring, soil sampling and reporting.

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