March 5, 2020
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.
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.
February 3, 2020
Environmental Monitor Course

Environmental Monitor Course

Our Environmental Monitor Workshop program is designed to provide training for field monitors hired by industry to monitor environmental management practices at mining operations in Ontario.
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 13, 2019
New Aquatic Biologist in Timmins Office

New Hire | Aquatic Biologist

We are pleased to announce that Kara Gauvreau has joined Blue Heron Environmental as our Aquatic Biologist. Kara will be working out of our Timmins office.
December 12, 2019
Building your 2020 Sampling and Reporting Calendar

Building a 2020 Environmental Sampling and Reporting Calendar

This session will review the major reporting dates in the calendar year for the Ontario regulations, as well as applicable federal regulations in mining, forestry, or other applicable resource industries.
December 5, 2019
Building your 2020 Sampling and Reporting Calendar

Building a 2020 Environmental Sampling and Reporting Calendar

This session will review the major reporting dates in the calendar year for the Ontario regulations, as well as applicable federal regulations in mining, forestry, or other applicable resource industries.
November 21, 2019
Winter Biological Monitoring

Winter Biological Monitoring

Learn about typical winter monitoring and data collection programs.
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 21, 2019
Coats for Kids Campaign

Coats for Kids Campaign

Blue Heron Environmental will be using their office locations to serve as a drop-off centers for the Ontario Coats for Kids Campaign. We will accept your gently used coats to help keep children warm this winter.
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.