September 1, 2021

Electrofishing Assistant Workshop | Biological Training Series

The Electrofishing Assistant Workshop will prepare participants to take part in backpack electrofishing field surveys as a netter or assistant. The course will cover the theory and safety of using a backpack electrofishing unit, and an overview of fish identification.
August 26, 2021

Vegetation Surveys | Biological Training Series

Vegetation Surveys-in the Field will also be a full day, consisting of reviewing the tools to identify plants and ecosites common throughout Northeastern Ontario as well as an overview of the Ecological Land Classification (ELC) system.
August 25, 2021

Benthic Surveys | Biological Training Series

Benthic Surveys-in the Field will be a full day, consisting of theoretical background on benthic macroinvertebrate surveys, followed by hands-on practice with sampling methods as per industry standards such as OBBN and OSAP. 
August 24, 2021

Aquatic Surveys | Biological Training Series

Our second webinar, Aquatic Surveys provides a summary of what aquatic studies are, why they are required, timing of studies, and the various types of studies that exist.
August 23, 2021
Biological Training Series-Summer 2021

The Fisheries Act | Biological Training Series

Our first Webinar is an overview of the Federal Fisheries Act, where we review what types of industrial activities that can trigger the Act, how to remain in compliance, and looking into the future with the 2019 amendments.
March 31, 2021
Breeding Bird Surveys and Nest Searches

Breeding Bird Surveys

Learn why breeding bird surveys and nest searches are performed, the legislation that enforces these studies, and the protocols that guide these activities. Gain insight into the Migratory Birds Convention Act (MBCA) and learn how to how to identify nests with eggs and how to protect those nests from activities like tree clearing.
January 25, 2021
On-Site Environmental Compliance Support Flyer

Environmental On-Site Compliance Support

We are pleased to announce that we are offering on-site environmental compliance support at a discounted rate! Take advantage of this offer if you find yourself shorthanded or need temporary additional support to complete a project. We have experienced environmental experts on-hand, ready to help you achieve your goals!
September 14, 2020
Environmental Monitor Course

Environmental Monitor Course

Our Environmental Monitor course is designed to provide training for field monitors hired by industry to monitor environmental management practices at mining operations in Ontario.
August 6, 2020
We joined the Ontario Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

We’ve Joined the OSSGA

We are pleased to announce that Blue Heron Environmental is now a member of the OSSGA. OSSGA is a not-for-profit industry association representing over 280 sand, gravel, and crushed stone producers and suppliers of valuable industry products and services.
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.