Environment and field work programs

Our approach to environmental protection begins with a thorough understanding of the local environment and socioeconomic surroundings.

We have undertaken a number of local and regional environmental fieldwork programs and studies to date.

What we’ve done

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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
  • Heritage resources assessment
  • Onshore geophysics
  • Geology and geotechnical drilling
  • Terrestrial vegetation and wetlands
  • Upland wildlife habitat assessment
  • Marine mammal surveys
  • Marine bird surveys
  • Underwater noise monitoring
  • Groundwater studies
  • Ambient air quality monitoring
  • Meteorology monitoring
  • Oceanography
  • Marine resource surveys, including:
    • Herring spawning and abalone dive
    • Plankton, nutrient and conductivity, temperature and depth profiles
    • Active fish sampling
    • Fish hydroacoustic surveys

Ongoing studies

  • Hydrogeology studies
  • Surface water quality study
  • 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
  • Shawatlan River Watershed studies, including:
    • Watershed water balance study
    • Shawatlan Lake fish and wildlife habitat assessment

What’s next

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Collecting Zooplankton Samples during Marine Resource Surveys

Data collection and studies on:

  • Noise and light
  • Soils
  • Archaeology and heritage resources assessment
  • Land and resource use
  • Human health
  • Visual resources
  • Marine use and transportation
  • Social and economy
  • Shawatlan Lake archaeological impact assessment