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Side-Scan Sonar Surveys to Mitigate Impacts to Sturgeon

Keystone Environmental is using side-scan sonar during pre-dredging monitoring surveys to detect white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) and minimize risks to this important at-risk species. The Fraser River negatively impacts numerous shipping channels, harbours,...

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Environmental Considerations for Dedicated Land

As part of the development process, many municipalities will request a portion of the property to be redeveloped be dedicated to the municipality.  The dedicated land is often to widen roads or sidewalks or for public amenities such as parkland. If the property to be...

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Collecting Accurate Data in Environmental Remediation

Field Equipment Usage & Maintenance is Key in Collecting Accurate Data The selection, maintenance and safe use of field equipment is essential to collecting accurate data in environmental remediation. In the scientific community there is a saying: “data is only as...

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Environmental DNA (eDNA)

A new and exciting opportunity to discover what species are living in a habitat has arrived! The process is called environmental DNA, or eDNA, and involves the analysis of environmental samples (e.g., water) to determine presence of a fish or aquatic wildlife species...

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Japanese Beetle Soil Movement Restrictions

As of April 27, 2018, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is restricting movement of soil and plant material out of the False Creek area due to the identification of an invasive plant pest, Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica).  For the designated area (as...

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation

Reliable Operators Available 24 Hours a Day Keystone Environmental Ltd. has nearly thirty years of experience in wastewater treatment plant operation across British Columbia, from the Lower Mainland to remote locations in Northern British Columbia. Some of the...

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New Bill Proposed to Amend the Fisheries Act

Potential for Change to the Project Review Process On February 6th, 2018 Bill C-68 was announced, which proposes significant amendments to the Fisheries Act. The focus of the amendments is the restoration of lost protection as a result of changes to the Fisheries Act...

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