Environment and field work programs

We have undertaken a number of local and regional environmental fieldwork programs and studies to date as we work towards compiling our Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate with the BC Environmental Assessment Office.

Our approach to environmental protection begins with a thorough understanding of the local environment and socioeconomic conditions, shown in the image below. WCC LNG is currently at the “describing existing conditions” phase.

Completed Studies

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WCC LNG project team members on a site tour

  • Marine water and sediment quality
  • Remotely operated vehicle mapping marine flora, fauna and habitat features
  • Marine resource surveys, including:
    • Herring spawning and abalone dive
    • Plankton, nutrient and conductivity, temperature and depth profiles
    • Active fish sampling
    • Fish hydroacoustic surveys
  • Onshore geophysics
  • Heritage resources assessment
  • Geology and geotechnical drilling
  • Terrestrial vegetation and wetlands
  • Underwater noise monitoring
  • Groundwater studies
  • Ambient air quality monitoring
  • Meteorology monitoring
  • Oceanography
  • Hydrogeology studies
  • Shawatlan Lake fish and wildlife habitat assessment
  • Upland wildlife habitat assessment
  • Marine mammal surveys
  • Marine bird surveys
  • Western screech owl
  • Marbled murrelet
  • Freshwater fish and fish habitat
  • Terrestrial wildlife surveys, including:
    • Breeding bird
    • Raptor and heron stick nest
    • Northern Goshawk survey
    • Amphibian
    • Bat
  • Surface water quality study
  • Noise and light
  • Visual resources
  • Shawatlan Lake archaeological impact assessment
  • Soils

Ongoing studies

  • Shawatlan River Watershed studies, including:
    • Watershed water balance study

Remaining Studies

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Collecting Zooplankton Samples during Marine Resource Surveys

  • Archaeology and heritage resources assessment
  • Land and resource use
  • Human health
  • Visual resources
  • Marine use and transportation
  • Social and economy