Environmental Assessments

Trusted Environmental Information


Our ecological studies and environmental assessments help you understand the environment and plan for the future. Our approach is to understand your concerns, perform comprehensive and rigorous surveying and analysis and deliver relevant, accurate and dependable information. With us, you will feel confident when making land and resource use decisions.

Environmental Programs

  • Baseline Studies
  • Biophsycial Impact Assessments & Environmental Impact Studies
  • Cumulative Impact Assessments
  • Habitat Assessments
  • Wetland Evaluations
  • Wildlife and Nest Sweeps
  • Population Viability Analyses
  • Mitigation & Monitoring Programs
  • Traditional Land Use & Historic Resource Assessments
  • Community Impact Assessments

Areas of Specialization

  • Wildlife
  • Breeding Birds
  • Vegetation & Rare Plants
  • Species at Risk
  • Surface Water & Groundwater
  • Hydrology
  • Air Quality & Noise
  • Traditional Land Use and Historic Resources
  • Socio-economics

Industry Types

  • Renewable Resources e.g. Wind, Hydroelectric, Solar
  • Urban and Residential Developments
  • Petroleum & Mineral Resources
  • Linear Projects e.g. Transmission Lines, Pipelines
  • Aggregate Projects

Featured Projects

Habitat & Population Viability Analyses for Wood Bison, Alberta (ongoing since 2016)

MSES conducted a research project that utilized Indigenous Knowledge and western scientific data to understand the habitat distribution and population viability of the Ronald Lake Bison Herd, in light of the potential impacts from future development.

Field Study & Design of Monitoring Program for Birds at Solar Facilities, Southern Alberta (2016 – 2017)

Completed an environmental assessment with a focus on migratory birds. This included developing a post-construction bird monitoring program to monitor for effects of the Project on avifauna and guide the post-construction mitigation process.

Biosolids Impact Research and Monitoring Program, British Columbia (2016-2017)

MSES produced a literature review assessing the potential impacts of biosolids application to rangeland in the British Columbia interior region, for clients concerned about mobilization of contaminants. This was followed by sampling, analysis and results reporting for biosolids collected from the source wastewater treatment plant, which was used to identify the specific constituents of potential concern (COPC) in the biosolids source.

Biophysical Impact Assessment for the Lakewood Meadows Development, Alberta (2014)

MSES designed and conducted wildlife surveys, vegetation community surveys and classified wetlands for a residential development project located near Strathmore, Alberta to gain a better understanding of the ecological resources in the project area.

Wildlife & Vegetation Assessments for Donlin Creek Gold Project, Alaska (2006)

MSES developed meaningful, up-to-date and legally defensible assessments for wildlife and vegetation disciplines for a National Environmental Policy Act evaluation for the PDUS Donlin Creek Gold Mine Project in Alaska, USA.

Environmental Impact Assessment for Parson’s Creek limestone quarry, Alberta

MSES completed wildlife and vegetation impact assessments that involved the statistical evaluation and mapping of wildlife habitat use and vegetation community types. The final product was a scientifically sound assessment that included an accurate baseline dataset that can be used as a foundation for effective monitoring programs.

Environmental screening for the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation Highway Twinning, Alberta

MSES led a team of experts in the completion of landform & soils, vegetation & wetland, wildlife, and fisheries & water quality surveys and reporting, producing a final product that was scientifically sound and included defensible mitigation measures that were developed further with input from regulators and communities to reflect local and regional environmental plans.

“Thank you for teaching me so much about the biology of the local area & the importance of connectivity. … I appreciated your diligence & support on Environmental Committee issues… & you took the time to explain them in layman’s terms.” – Goodman & McDougall Associates Ltd.

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