February 13, 2020
Consultation Strategies

Consultation Strategies | Practical Permitting Series

Learn best practices for engaging the public, Métis, as well as First Nation communities, with the goal of developing long term relationships for industrial development.
January 23, 2020
Baseline Studies to Support Permits

Baseline Studies | Practical Permitting Series

Baseline studies are required to support permitting and approvals – they are done to understand the existing environment so that predictions can be made to show how a project may affect the environment in the future. Through the use of case studies, students will be introduced to scoping, planning & executing baseline studies in Ontario.
December 5, 2019
Environmental Assessments

Environmental Impact Assessments | Practical Permitting Series

The environmental assessment process ensures that governments and public bodies consider potential environmental effects before an infrastructure project begins. This session will review the triggers for a project to become subject to an EA, and the criteria of an Environmental Assessment for a project. New CEAA rules will be discussed.
November 14, 2019
Mine Closure Plans

Mine Closure Plans | Practical Permitting Series

Ontario’s regulatory requirements and triggers for a Closure Plan will be reviewed in detail. Participants will understand the “approval” process and information requirements for Closure Plans and Closure Plan Amendments.
October 30, 2019
Breeding Bird Surveys and Nest Searches

Breeding Bird Surveys and Nest Searches

Learn why breeding bird surveys and nest searches are performed, the legislation that enforce these studies, and the protocols that guide these activities.
October 8, 2019
practical permitting environmental permitting

Environmental Permitting | Practical Permitting Series

SESSION 1: Environmental Permitting --- Participants will learn what triggers exist for environmental permits in Ontario, while also being introduced to “Permit Planning” using case study examples.
September 5, 2019
New Hire Jennifer Braun

New Hire | Sr. Terrestrial Biologist

We are excited and pleased to announce that Jennifer Braun has joined Blue Heron Environmental as Senior Terrestrial Biologist, heading up our biological services team in Northeastern Ontario.
August 27, 2019
Resource Industry Calendar Photo Contest

Calendar Contest Opens!

Welcome back to our annual Resource Industry Photo Contest! We look forward to hearing from you all. Check the contest rules for more information.
August 12, 2019
Ontario Invading Species Awareness Program

CAUTION | Invasive Plants

Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program aims to increase public attention to the dangers of invasive plants, animals, and micro-organisms. Below are two examples of invasive plants that can be particularly harmful.
June 23, 2019
Mining and the Environment International Conference

Mining and the Environment International Conference

The Mining and the Environment International Conference will bring together technical experts from the industry, government and academia interested in the environmental aspects of mining.
June 10, 2019

Sr. Environmental Mining Technician Workshop

Designed to provide training for senior environmental technicians hired by industry to monitor environmental management practices at mining operations in Ontario.
June 6, 2019
Northern Ontario Environmental Practitioners Group

Northern Ontario Environmental Practitioners Group

The NOEP group is an informal setting for industry environmental practitioners from Northern Ontario to collaborate on key issues affecting environmental management.