Environment & Archaeology

Northern’s primary business is Aquatics, Vegetation, Wildlife and Archaeology Assessments. Northern’s staff and primary independent contractors have conducted 100’s of watercourse crossing (QAES), wildlife, vegetation and HRI assessments.

Hydrology & Aquatics

With two thirds of the earth’s surface covered by water and the human body consisting of 75 percent of it, it is evident it is the core element of the environment. Northern can support you in all of your water needs including water quality and quantity programs and it’s relationship to your community.


  • Watershed Management Program Planning
  • Hydrological Modelling & Analyses
  • Water Quantity Research
  • Culvert Sizing & Discharge Estimates
  • Hydrological & Watershed Analysis
  • Water Quality Sampling, Hydrometrics & Monitoring
  • Water System Balance Analysis

Integration of hydrology into environmental management programs.


  • Wetland Delineation, Health Evaluations, Classification, Compensation & Management Planning
  • Watercourse and Wetland Crossing Planning, Remediation, and Monitoring
  • QAES Assessments
  • Water Quality Programs
  • Fisheries Assessments
  • Barrier and Culvert Assessment
  • Amphibian Assessments, Rescue & Relocation
  • Instream Works Planning & Monitoring

Aquatic systems are a priority in all development settings. Supporting  your team to make the best choices in water and aquatics management. 


Biophysical Assessments

Providing you with high-quality multi-disciplinary teams to support your development projects and resource management initiatives.

Wildlife & Species at Risk

Developing innovative approaches to wildlife and Species at Risk planning and management:

  • Wildlife Clearance Surveys
  • Bird & Bat Post-Construction Monitoring
  • Breeding Bird Surveys, Stick Nest Surveys, Lek Surveys
  • Wildlife Assessments, Management Planning & Protocols
  • Wildlife Monitoring/Bear Guard
  • Trapping, Wildlife Relocation & Relocation Suitability Assessments

Working with seasoned experts to provide the most current wildlife management practices. 

Vegetation & Ecosystems

Providing your team with vegetation, ecosystem and habitat specialists in the following areas:

  • Ecosystem & Sensitive Habitat Classification & Mapping
  • Range Health Assessments and Management Planning
  • Species at Risk Habitat Identification & Monitoring
  • Timber Salvage & Access Control Planning

Working with specialists across the board to develop effective management plans. 


Providing a clear understanding of historical resources and archaeological regulatory obligations.

Historical Resources

  • Historic Resource Clearance Applications (HRC)
  • Historic Resource Impact Assessments (HRIA)
  • Historic Resource Impact Mitigation (HRIM)
  • Historic Resources Impact Monitoring and Post-Impact Assessments
  • Historic Land Use Studies
  • Archival Research

Working with top archaeologists in the discovery, mitigation and archival of our historical resources and traditional lands. 

Community and Indigenous Collaboration & Traditional Land Use

Northern supports all community and Indigenous collaborations. We strive to work with local community members and can design community-based environmental programs.