Select Environmental Projects

Sinclair Creek Culvert Replacement - Kootenay National Park

Duration: September 2019 -  October 2019 

Project: Prepared an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) for the environmental management during the improvement of the Sinclair Creek culvert along the Trans-Canada highway in Kootenay National Park. SCL provided environmental support for the project as per the EPP.

 

Services: EPP, fish salvages, in-stream monitoring, channel diversion plan and critical habitat surveys for species at risk.

Cougar Corner Road Improvements - Glacier National Park

Duration: May 2019 -  July 2019 

Project: Prepared an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) for the environmental management during avalanche mitigation and road improvements along the Trans-Canada Highway in Glacier National Park. SCL provided environmental support for the project as per the EPP.

 

Services: EPP, In-stream monitoring, weekly environmental monitoring, bird nest surveys, bat surveys and amphibian surveys.

Forest Service Road Bridge Removal

Duration: April 2019 - September 2019 

Project: Prepared an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) for the removal of three bridges along forest service roads north of Revelstoke. SCL provided environmental support for the project as per the EPP.

 

Services: EPP, in-stream monitoring, bird nest surveys, bat surveys and amphibian surveys.

Mt. Stephens Avalanche Control Mitigation - Yoho National Park

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, whitebark pine survey.

Walter Hardman Dam Fish Salvage 

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.

Connaught Creek Dam Removal - Glacier National Park

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. Provided environmental support for the project as per the EPP.

 

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

Illecillewaet Curve Safety 1A - TCH1 - Glacier National Park

Duration: May 2018 - November 2018 

Project: Prepared an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) for the environmental management during construction along the Trans-Canada Highway in Glacier National Park. ​

 

Services:  Water quality sampling and reporting, environmental monitoring, fish salvage, environmental protection plan, instream work plan, nest sweeps and buffer identification.

Walter Hardman Fish Salvage​

Duration: September 2018

Project: To complete a geotechnical dam safety investigation, a low draw down of the Walter Hardman Dam headpond was required.  SCL assisted with the fish slavage from the lowlevel discharge valve to the Columbia River.

 

Services:  Fish salvage electrofishing a 1km complex channel. 

Mount Revelstoke National Park Campground 

Duration: May 2017 - October 2018 

 

Project: Wrote an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to mitigate beaver flooding while aiming to preserve wetlands. Installed two beaver pond levellers.   

 

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

Wetland Beaver Mitigation

Duration: May 2018 - July 2018 

 

Project: Wrote an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the Mount Revelstoke Campground project which is located in Mount Revelstoke National Park.  Coeur d'Alene salamander habitat was identified during the project. SCL provided a mitigation plan, completed a night survey and monitored for salamander activity.

 

Services:  Environmental protection plan, Stormwater Management plan, sediment and erosion control plan, nest sweeps, bat survey, Coeur d'Alene salamander survey and environmental monitoring during construction.

Storm Water Management Plan - Revelstoke, B.C.

Duration: January 2018 - May 2018 

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

 

Services:  Environmental Management Plan, Stormwater Management plan, water quality samples, review of provincial and federal water quality guidelines and provided a long-term monitoring plan. 

TCH Pavement Rehabilitation - Glacier National Park

Duration: May 2018 - July 2018

 

Project: Prepared an Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) for environmental management during highway construction along the TransCanada in Glacier National Park. 

Services:  environmental protection plan, bird nest surveys, water quality monitoring, fish habitat design.

Invasive Species Management - Glacier National Park

Duration: October 2017 

Project: ID and mechanically remove invasive plant species from a corridor off the TransCanada highway in Glacier National Park. ​

 

Services:  Plant ID, invasive species removal, technical reporting

Post Dredge Grain Size Study - Shuswap River, B.C.

Duration: 2015 to 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, cataraft rental, safety services, river-raft guide services, reporting

Wildlife Overview Assessment, Greely, B.C.

Duration: September 2013

Project: 300-Hectare wildlife and habitat assessment.

 

Services:  Grain size measurements, statistical analysis, cataraft rental, safety services, river-raft guide services, reporting

Environmental Monitoring - Revelstoke Dam

Duration: February 2014 to 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 performance and weekly reporting.

Western Toad Breeding Survey - Mica Dam, B.C.

Duration: 2010 to 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, B.C.

Duration: June to September 2013 

Project: Pawlitsky Spring riparian restoration plan 

 

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

Environmental Monitoring - Mica Dam, B.C.

Duration: November 2012 to November 2013 

Project: Onsite environmental manager to monitor drilling works for Mica Dam instrumentation. ​

 

Services: Onsite environmental monitoring, soil and water sampling and reporting.

Environmental Monitoring - Duncan Dam, B.C.

Duration: 2014

Project: Duncan Dam Left Abutment Drainage Isolation Project.

 

Services: Onsite environmental monitoring, soil sampling and reporting.

Revelstoke, Spill Response,  Environmental Monitoring, Erosion and Sediment control, Electrofishing, Project management, Civil maintenance, Road construction, Pre construction and post-construction monitoring, Environmental Protection Plans (EPPs) and Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), Compliance testing for land, air and water systems, Water quality monitoring, Wildlife presence absence and monitoring studies, Species at risk (SAR) protection plans,  Terrestrial and aquatic inventories, Bird presence/absence surveys, nest and bird inventories, nest sweeps, Land impact mitigation and compensation plans, Habitat compensation design, Fish Identification, Wetland Habitat, Creation of wildlife harm reduction programs, Invasive species identification and removal, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Environmental Overview Assessments (EOA),  Environmental Permitting Applications - regulatory submissions and process management, Environmental Avoidance, Prevention and Impact Mitigation Strategies, Riparian Areas Regulation (RAR) Assessments, Phase 1 Preliminary Site Investigations, Technical correspondence, Professional presentations, Public presentations, River surveying with SEC cataraft, Fish population and fish habitat inventories, Aquatic salvages, Taxonomic ID of fish and benthic invertebrates, Design and construction of fish habitat, Statistical analysis, , Training for spill response and hazardous waste management, Impact assessment for spill response, Environmental impact evaluation, Environmental emergency spill response, Emergency spill response coordination, Oil spill sensitivity mapping, Clean-up, remediation, and revegetation of spills and contaminants, Detailed Site Assessments (DSA) for reclamation certificates,  Water, land and soil sampling, Asbestos bulk sampling (building materials)​, Lead in paint and water sampling, Lead Content Water Management, Abatement Risk Assessment

Contact

                    giles@shearing.ca

(250) 683-8882

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