Environmental Services

Polar Geoscience Ltd. offers environmental consulting services with a focus on water resources and earth science. Since many projects are multi-disciplinary, we regularly partner with a network of well qualified professionals in engineering, biology, ecology, forestry, hydrogeology, and geographic information systems. This approach minimizes our overhead and provides the flexibility to customize a team best suited to the project’s requirements.

Water Resources

  • Forest hydrology
  • Water supply and demand
  • Hydrologic studies (regional and stream-specific)
  • Watershed risk assessment
  • Stream crossing design and culvert sizing (including fish-friendly crossings)
  • Post-wildfire impact assessment
  • Flooding and erosion studies
  • Sediment transport investigation
  • Stream and habitat restoration
  • Streamflow monitoring
  • Snow and ice studies
  • Drainage plans
  • Erosion and sediment control plans
  • Water quality monitoring

Earth Science

  • Air photo analysis
  • Surficial geology and soils mapping
  • Terrain stability mapping
  • Natural hazard assessments
  • Identification of aggregate sources
  • Identification of stormwater and sewage disposal sites
  • Bioterrain mapping for Terrestrial (TEM) and Predictive (PEM) Ecosystem mapping
  • Shoreline erosion studies

In addition to the two main technical divisions, we also offer the following services:

  • Environmental permitting
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMPs)
  • Emergency Preparedness Plans (EPPs)
  • Expert Witness
  • Independent quality assurance reviews

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