We focus on First Nation stakeholders (persons and organizations) who could potentially have a vested interest in the research and monitoring being conducted.
Our partnership with the academic community benefits clients by ensuring we are taking advantage of the latest knowledge and techniques. We regularly present at conferences across Canada.
Our monitoring services generate critical and up-to-date information that is essential for government, industry and First Nations to provide sound stewardship of water quality and the environment.
We incorporate environmental mitigation measures and cultural risk factors into decision-making at all stages of the project life cycle, to minimize adverse impacts and promote successful projects.
Community capacity building through economic development is about connecting local researchers with proponents to support the development of projects that are a good fit for the local economy.
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.
While there are many landscape values to consider when planning and reviewing natural resource management projects, Northwest Research & Monitoring Ltd. focuses on four core areas of interest: Heritage, Water, Wildlife and Fish. Aligned with First Nations stewardship principles and community interests, these core areas guide our management approach and services across programs.
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.
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