June 24, 2020
Compliance Support for Aggregate Pits and Quarries

Compliance Support for Aggregate Pits and Quarries

Establishing a new pit or quarry in Ontario can be both challenging and complex. Whether on private or public land, the maze of approvals and permits needed for a pit, quarry, or wayside can be overwhelming. Blue Heron offers a diverse team of professionals that can help aggregate operators navigate the process.
June 22, 2020
Ontario Invading Species Awareness Program

Report Invasive Plants in Ontario

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.
April 24, 2020
Benthic Invertebrate Identification Course

Biologist Completes Aquatic Invertebrate I.D. Course

Our newly hired Aquatic Biologist, Kara Gauvreau, recently completed a 3-day Aquatic Invertebrate Identification Course to expand her skill set.
March 2, 2020
Aerial Ungulate and Wildlife Tracking Training course

APB Seminar

Our Senior Biologist Jenn Braun had the opportunity to participate in the Association of Professional Biology’s first ever Aerial Ungulate and Wildlife Tracking Training course.
January 16, 2020
Species at Risk Training

Species at Risk

Industrial activities can have impacts to the habitat of plant and animal species to various degrees. Activities within the potential habitat of listed species as Endangered, Threatened or Special Concern are regulated by the government under the Species at Risk Act and the Endangered Species Act.
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.
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.
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.
March 20, 2019
2019 Wildlife Survey Calendar

2019 Wildlife Survey Calendar

Enjoy a printable 2019 Wildlife Survey Calendar created by our Terrestrial Ecologist, Angie Corson. This convenient calendar will allow you to properly schedule wildlife surveys this season.
August 3, 2018
Wild Parsnip Giant Hogweed in the Timmins District

NOTICE | Look Out for Wild Parsnip

Wild parsnip is an invasive plant commonly found in Canada that has been known to cause severe burns. The roots are edible, but the sap of the plant can cause blisters and severe burns when mixed with sun exposure.
July 16, 2018
Environmental Monitor Workshop | Red Rock, Ontario

SEMINAR | Environmental Monitor Workshop

Students will experience a hands-on fieldwork monitoring course that emphasizes proper sample collection and safety considerations. Monitoring tools and techniques will be discussed, such as equipment calibration exercises, field note taking, data entry, calculations, and laboratory protocols.