Envirolead’s expert judgement and services in assessing potential environmental risks and mitigation of identified ecological hazards enables clients to meet regulatory and legal challenges, reduce or eliminate future liabilities, and achieve their commitment to protect the environment.
Our earth’s atmosphere acts like a glasshouse/greenhouse. The infrared radiation (heat) from sun and earth’s surface gets trapped in the atmosphere and warms it up due to the presence of heat trapping gases in it called greenhouse gases (GHGs). Higher the concentration of GHGs, warmer will be the atmosphere. … Read more
Envirolead has a leading edge in providing Environmental Impact Assessment and Planning Services for projects in the oil and gas, Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) development, and road construction. Our goal is to assist our clients to get their projects planned, built and operated on schedule, by developing management.... Read more
Biophysical assessment assesses biological and physical elements for the purposes of reducing the potential impacts of a proposed development on the natural environment. EnviroLead has championed a diversity of projects throughout Alberta and western Canada in Biophysical assessments... Read more
Wetlands are immaculate ecosystems and a valuable source of biodiversity and diverse habitat functioning. Wetlands are generally defined as areas that are saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally. EnviroLead has comprehensive knowledge in dealing with the Wetland assessment... Read more
Based on initial assessment (Phase I –Environmental Site Assessment), we develop a detail investigation plan to determine the contamination of a site. If the contamination confirms, the next step provides the extent of soil, groundwater contamination. This detail investigation provide us the necessary... Read more
Environmental Monitoring is one of the core areas of Envirolead. We develop plans for effective environmental monitoring for a variety of projects. These include environmental monitoring of pipeline development, Bridge Construction, highway construction, land development. Environmental monitoring is... Read more
Envirolead provides guidelines for environmental management audit and it covers a range of areas. Audit methodology is based on ISO 14011 and current industry practice standards. Audit includes regulatory review; review of procedures and practices; and examination of records, including environmental training and... Read more
Exposure to environmental risk affects far more companies than those directly involved with hazardous materials. Environmental risk analysis is subject to the costs and liabilities of environmental exposures. Envirolead can analyze, quantify, mitigate, and transfer your company’s risks to deliver solutions tailored to your... Read more
Environmental Site Investigations/Assessments (Phase I & Phase II) are used to delineate and characterize contaminant impacts to soil, groundwater and air. Preliminary (Phase I) assessment is undertaken to identify possible contaminants and gather clues and evidences through review of land titles for... Read more
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) defined as “a process by which the anticipated effects on the environment of a proposed development or project are measured. If the likely effects are unacceptable, design measures or other relevant mitigation measures can be taken to reduce or avoid those effects... Read more
All development work and activities have environmental impacts or footprints on our environment. We need to develop our understanding of how to reduce any negative impacts so that our work reflects our care and stewardship of the environment. We carry out projects through adopting... Read more
Envirolead conducted Biophysical Assessment in preparation for a residential subdivision in the Rocky view County, Alberta, Canada. This include characterization of biophysical features (natural regions, wetlands classification, vegetation, and wildlife) within the Site; landscape characteristics, surface drainage patterns, physiography (in context of natural regions and sub-regions of Alberta), landforms and topography, surficial geology, hydrology; and determine the ecological value ecological features within the study area.
Determined areas suitable for conservation easements and identified lands suitable for designation as potential municipal and/or environmental reserve, and applicable setbacks pursuant with the Municipal Government Act (MGA); and provided recommendations for any conservation and enhancement measures at the Site and setbacks required.
Recognized to supervise the remediation program include characterization for determining the contaminative status of areas where potential contamination from past activities, and to conduct sampling program.
Supervision and certification during and after performing remediation of contaminated sites that include waste pits, cutting pits, water pits, and flare pits used during drilling operations. Provided periodical supervision, soil sampling and issuing Compliance Certificate for individual well sites.
Envirolead conducted Biophysical Assessment in preparation for a residential subdivision in the Parkland County, Alberta, Canada. This include characterization of biophysical features (natural regions, wetlands classification, vegetation, and wildlife) within the Site; landscape characteristics, surface drainage patterns, physiography (in context of natural regions and sub-regions of Alberta), landforms and topography, surficial geology, hydrology; and determine the ecological value ecological features within the study area. Determined areas suitable for conservation easements and identified lands suitable for designation as potential municipal and/or environmental reserve, and applicable setbacks pursuant with the Municipal Government Act (MGA); and provided recommendations for any conservation and enhancement measures at the Site and setbacks required.
Envirolead performed major parts of the environmental monitoring program of Kitimat LNG project in Canada. Kitimat LNG project is committed to high environmental standards in its all operations to minimize the impacts of the project on the environment. Focus was given to assess impacts on all fronts include air and water quality of the freshwater streams include; turbidity, TSS, and pH from the early works and construction activities. Baseline studies include wildlife monitoring, avi-fauna, fauna and flora both in marine and terrestrial environments. Measures have been taken to minimize environmental impacts include:
Small facility footprint to minimize land use
Use of hydroelectric power to reduce overall emissions
No harbour dredging to minimize impact on marine environment
Sediment control and monitoring for maintaining water quality of the streams
Biodiversity monitoring program for assessing impacts
The Soil Management Plan was developed to address the deposit of naturally occurring elevated soil metals, particularly arsenic, was found to be present in a band at depths of 2.5 meters from current grade within the Residential Development Phase. This assessment included the excavation of test pits and analysis of soil samples was conducted within the arsenic zone of the property. All of the analytical results for the test pit soil samples from within this area were within the detection limit of the 30 mg/kg Arsenic guideline set for this area by Alberta Environment and Alberta Health Services. None of the test pit soil samples in the remainder of the development area exceeded the Tier 1 residential guideline for arsenic of 17 mg/kg.
A soil management plan for the county was developed to remediate the arsenic band. A full time onsite inspection was recommended to document and proceed with the construction and to ensure all procedures as specified by the soil management plan are being followed by the contractor.
Investigated the extent of hydrocarbon contamination from the neighbouring activities of fuelling station. Investigation included assessment of onsite migration of contaminants from the neighbouring property, and confirmation of the contamination with limited soil sampling. Provided the evidence of contamination from the activities adjacent to the property.
Designed and conducted a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment to investigate the nature and extent of contamination at a site used historically for burial of wastes. Investigation included assessment of onsite migration of contaminants from an adjacent property, also used for waste burial. Ground water monitoring, methane was conducted for a period of one year.