Environmental Planning

Most municipal infrastructure projects require compliance with the federal and provincial Environmental Assessment Acts. BMROSS environmental planners coordinate multi-discipline studies to define appropriate alternatives for infrastructure solutions and ensure that environmental planning principles are applied to project implementation. Planners work with teams that include biologists, archaelogists, design engineers, and transportation consultants to achieve results that are technically, economically and environmentally achievable.

Effectively engaging the public is a key to successful environmental assessment. BMROSS staff have a long history of bringing value to public consultation. This includes identifying stakeholder needs and values and facilitating the participation of the public, agencies, and NGO’s in the development of a project. Staff maintain valuable relationships with review agencies, citizens groups and municipal staff that assist in developing projects that are a “win-win” for all involved parties.

BMROSS planning staff have a wide variety of technical and scientific backgrounds – biology, geography, geomatics, agriculture, sustainable development, and public health – that enable us to assist clients in a variety of environmental programs. These include water quality monitoring for lake and river health, natural heritage reviews, groundwater protection studies, and the development of municipal programs for septic reinspection, public awareness, and consultation.

  • Environmental Assessments for Municipal Infrastructure
  • Long-Term Water Quality Monitoring Programs for Groundwater and Surface Water
  • Management of Municipal Environmental Programs – Septic Re-inspection, Environmental Monitoring, Awareness and Consultation Programs
  • Environmental and Natural Heritage Studies

Environmental Planning Project Examples