Ecological Services for the Oil and Gas Industry in Northeastern British Columbia and Northern Alberta
Highmark Environmental Services Ltd. has offered the following types of ecological services in Northeastern British Columbia and Northern Alberta.
Stream and Wetland Assessments
Highmark Environmental Services Ltd. provides stream and wetland assessments under the direction of qualified professional biologists. Pre-construction stream assessments help determine proper well site placement prior to surveying. This reduces the need for multiple site visits by survey crews, which saves time and costs.
Fish and Wildlife Habitat Assessments
Highmark Environmental Services Ltd. performs fish and wildlife habitat assessment as part of our ecological services package under the direction of qualified professional biologists that have worked in the BC Peace Region for more than 25 years. Local knowledge, coupled with extensive experience, ensures a quality and timely product.
Active Migratory Bird Nest Surveys
Highmark Environmental Services Ltd. provides pre-construction bird nest surveys under the direction of qualified professional biologists. Surveys examine whether nests are active or dormant, which determines whether construction activities can continue or need to be terminated.
Area Based Analysis Mitigation and Environmental Protection Plans
With the advent of the recent BC Oil and Gas Commission Area-based Analysis (July 2015) requirement, Highmark Environmental Services Ltd. has developed ABA plans with 100% success rates from the OGC. HESL has also developed Environmental Protection Plans for large scale projects, such as Site C and other highway construction projects throughout the BC Peace Region.
Water Permit Applications
Recent OGC regulatory changes to water licence applications have lengthened and complicated a once simple process. Our project managers have the experience to submit upstream oil and gas water applications to the OGC in a timely fashion and to ensure that projects are not delayed.
Wildlife Deterrent Products and Installation
Birds and wildlife may come in contact with potentially harmful substances generated in upstream oil and gas operations. Wildlife deterrents can help avoid such contact. Highmark Environmental Services Ltd. installs a variety of wildlife/bird deterrents, such as Zon canons, netting, flagging, effigies, etc. These deterrents have been installed on a variety of applications, including frac water ponds, C-Rings, drilling waste sumps, spill restoration projects, etc.