Impact Assessment

Mayo Needs Assessment 2014Impact Assessment

The challenge in environmental impact assessment is separating the wheat from the chaff - sorting through symptoms to identify underlying cause and effect relationships both positive and negative. As planners with a stewardship ethic we are by nature always thinking about the future and the potential long term consequences of our actions.

Our approach is holistic and focused on understanding the interrelationships that will have a bearing on reaching a decision. What sets us aside from many of our competitors are five characteristics:

Our multidisciplinary training and ability to consult, listen and assimilate technical information and local knowledge distilling the relevant facts accurately; Our ability to define the core issues, develop realistic timeframes and organize the research needed in realistic, pragmatic terms applicable to the north; Our ability to present the facts clearly and concisely in non technical terms that are adapted to the needs of different
audiences; Our ability to customize processes and project teams to suit the specific situation and client needs; and Our ability to think and work strategically finding creative, cost effective solutions where others fall back on standard formulas and experiences.

 

View some of our previous work below:

Impact Assessment

Crow Mountain Quarry

Crow Mountain

Project Description

 Inukshuk coordinated preparation of the project description and environmental screening to the standards expected to be required under the Yukon’s new environmental and socio-economic assessment legislation. The project was designed to establish the benchmark for future submissions and demonstrate the First Nation’s commitment to apply the same standards to its own projects.

Client:

 Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation

Annie Lake Trucking Quarry Operation & Rehabilitation Plan

Project Description

The reclamation strategy incorporates final pit closure recommendations and site reclamation guidelines. The plan was divided into two phases, Phase 1 involving reclamation work around the periphery of the lease, and Phase 2 involving site re-grading and slope stabilisation following closure of quarry operations. The reclamation plan allows for integration of the Annie Lake lease into a park and provides the basic infrastructure needed for development at virtually no cost to the municipality. 

Client:

 Annie Lake Trucking Ltd/Government of Yukon

Ear Lake/South Access Quarry Reclamation Plan

Ear Lake

Project Description

This project involved updating the 1980 Reclamation Plan to include reclamation performance measures to be attached to lease renewals. Inukshuk facilitated a design charette to allow direct industry and public participation in plan preparation as the quarries are situated along the main access road into Whitehorse.

Client:

 Government of Yukon

Agricultural Chemicals Complex Expansion

Agricultural Chemicals Complex Expansion

Project Description

Responsible for obtaining rezoning, co-ordinating plan of subdivision, road closures, preparation of the environmental assessment report, public consultation, advising on land purchase negotiations and Industrial Development Permit procedures for a $500M expansion of existing fertilizer complex. The project was completed in record time, with all work and approvals including Cabinet authorisation completed within six months.

Client:

 Esso Chemicals Canada