Mineral Exploration and Development

LGL staff have expertise and experience in the provision of services related to mineral exploration and development in the following technical areas:

  • Water quality
  • Fish and fish habitat
  • Wildlife and wildlife habitat
  • Rare species and habitats
  • Revegetation
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • First Nations consultation
  • Environmental restoration and remediation

Objectives of our work related to mineral exploration and development include:

  • Environmental assessment of proposed mining projects under federal or provincial processes
  • Participation in multi-agency committees to oversee environmental assessments for mining projects
  • Independent review of environmental assessments for mining projects for First Nation or other clients
  • Mine access planning
  • Environmental research in support of environmental assessments for mines
  • Mitigation and restoration planning for proposed mine developments
  • Remediation planning and evaluations for closed and contaminated mine sites
  • Mine permitting and permitting review
  • Integrated resource management planning
  • Planning and other activities to promote First Nation involvement in the mining sector of the economy

Specialized methodologies and products include:

  • Water quality and quantity sampling
  • Electrofishing and other quantitative fishing techniques
  • Radio telemetry for fish and wildlife
  • Remote camera monitoring for fish and wildlife
  • DNA tracking for fish and wildlife
  • Aerial and ground-based surveys
  • Ecological modeling
  • Customized habitat restoration techniques
  • Customized GIS applications
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