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

Stevens Quarry Design YESAA Submission

Stevens Quarry Design YESAA

Project Description

This project involved preparation of quarry development and reclamation plan, coordination of technical specialists, submission of the project description and liaising with YESAB officials over this controversial project.

Client:

City of Whitehorse

McGowan Geotechnical YESAA Submission

McGowan Geotechnical

Project Description

Inukshuk and Chilkoot Geological Engineers Ltd planned a minimum invasive test program respecting the fishery, wildlife and recreational use values present. The YESAA application was approved and the work completed.

Client:

Government of Yukon, EMR

Versluce Meadow Community Stream Restoration & Stewardship Project

Versluce Meadow

Project Description

Residents wanted help to restore the original drainage and wetland meadow located in the heart of a residential subdivision. IPD helped prepare a park funding proposal and create a conceptual plan involving residents, local schools and two levels of government. 

Client:

 Porter Creek Community Association, Whitehorse, Yukon

Sturgeon Ethylene Plant EIA

Sturgeon Ethylene Plant

Project Description

Responsible for site location studies, land use approvals, public consultation and preparation of the environmental assessment report for this $900M ethylene plant. Competitive projects necessitated fast track scheduling and intergovernmental negotiations. 

Client:

Esso Chemical Canada
Alberta Energy Company
Hudbay Chemical Company