Northwest Research & Monitoring


What We Do

We provide high-quality, on-the-ground assessments, research and monitoring undertaken by qualified professionals who live and work here. We know our region intimately and have extensive knowledge of its history, cultures, environment and challenges. We use local, trusted scientists who deliver complete information with thorough and comprehensive analyses to create clarity for proponents, government, First Nations and communities. Our early adoption of UNDRIP principles ensures certainty for a variety of stakeholders.

Stakeholder Analysis NWRM

We focus on First Nation stakeholders (persons and organizations) who could potentially have a vested interest in the...

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Our partnership with the academic community benefits clients by ensuring we are taking advantage of the latest knowle...

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We incorporate environmental mitigation measures and cultural risk factors into decision-making at all stages of the ...

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Environmental Monitoring | Smithers, BC

Community capacity building through economic development is about connecting local researchers with proponents to sup...

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Featured Project

Combining monitoring with First Nation collaboration

Northwest Research and Monitoring worked in partnership with Goldcorp Inc to deliver their water quality compliance program on the Equity Mine site during 2018/2019. Goldcorp Inc. is a gold production company headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They are engaged in gold mining and related activities including exploration, extraction, processing and reclamation.

NWRM conducted cumulative impact monitoring at the mine site to evaluate changes in the environment to meet values with respect to heritage, water, fish and wildlife. Our monitoring services generated critical and up-to-date information that is essential to provide sound stewardship of water quality and the environment.

NWRM collaborated with the Office of the Wet’suwet’en Fisheries Department on this important monitoring work. The first few visits included Jeff Anderson, a Principal Fluvial Geomorphologist/ Hydrologist. Jeff trained technicians from the Office of the Wet’suwet’en to conduct the monitoring and water quality labwork. The last few visits were performed solely by the trained technicians. This collaboration provides learning opportunities for local First Nations and improves the economic outlook for the community.

Areas of Interest

While there are many landscape values to consider when planning and reviewing natural resource management projects, Northwest Research & Monitoring Ltd. focuses on five core areas of interest: Heritage, Water, Wildlife, Fish and Plants. Aligned with First Nations stewardship principles and community interests, these core areas guide our management approach and services across programs.

Building Trust

NWRM builds trust and community buy-in by leveraging local knowledge and strong First Nations partnerships. We work at the intersection of resource development, local communities and environment in order to assist the right projects in achieving efficient and effective outcomes.

Our objective is to create agreement and understanding between a diverse set of stakeholders with a goal of moving our economy forward through industrial projects that are a good fit with our local region, communities and environment. We are the only company in the northwest balancing financial, environmental, cultural and social aspects to create greater certainty and efficiency for industrial proponents. Our commitment to local communities and First Nations’ values helps to create an inclusive context for proponents to develop socially and environmentally responsible projects.

We are an engaged, community-minded agency with a firm understanding of local culture. We are your best option for finding a fit with local stakeholders.

We are part of Crossroads Science and Culture Exchange 

a strategic alliance of independent businesses that meaningfully connect First Nations, resource industries, and the general public.