Successful Professional Practices

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Successful professional practices as an environmental monitor

Professional Practices on the Project Site Environmental Monitoring is a very rewarding job, but it can be tough work! While working as an Environmental Monitor, it’s important to implement the most successful professional practices. A few things you will want to keep in mind include timing, flexibility and a varying monitoring effort. An example of practicing a varying monitor effort … Read More

Nuisance Bears

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When Bears get Pesky on Project Sites When working in the wilderness as an Environmental Monitor you will most likely experience bears on countless occasions. It is important that when you have a bear encounter that you do not encourage behavior that could create nuisance bear behavior. The term ‘nuisance bear’ means a bear that acts on a learned behavior … Read More

Aboriginal Consultation

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Priority Project Permission Starting an industrial project is B.C. can be MASSIVE work. As you may have already read in one of our previous blogs, there are quite a few steps in the process of reaching project approval. However, in Canada and more significantly B.C., a large area that needs to be taken into consideration is the area of Aboriginal … Read More

What is GPS?

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What is GPS - Environmental Monitoring

Global Positioning Systems or Genius Pinpointing Systems? Did you know that GPS’ (also known as global positioning systems) are just one of the satellite navigation systems that we have on earth? GPS’ were first created and introduced by the United States Department of Defense, with the accompanying launch of 24 satellites into the earth’s orbit. Eventually, this system evolved and … Read More

The Difference between Environmental Protection Prevention and Mitigation

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The Difference between Environmental Protection, Prevention and Mitigation
To Serve & Protect, Prevent & Mitigate! What is the difference between environmental protection, prevention and mitigation? Well let me give you the goods! Environmental protection is the practice of preserving the natural environment during project development. This is important because it provides projects to carry out sustainable development, while at the same time maintaining environmental values for future generations. ... Read More

The Water Cycle and Types of Water

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Types of water - the water cycle
Help Keep the Glass Half-full! The water cycle consists of three stages, beginning with precipitation. Precipitation is described as any water that falls from the sky in the form of rain, sleet, snow or hail. The next stage of the cycle is evaporation – this is where water leaves the earth and rises as vapor. Factors that cause evaporation in ... Read More

Amphibian Handling

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Amphibian handling
Keep the Frogs Hoppin’ with these Useful Amphibian Handling Tips! You don’t need to learn how to be a snake charmer to gain skills for amphibian handling as an Environmental Monitor – but you do need a permit! If you are entering a construction site you will need a permit for handling amphibians. This usually takes anywhere from 3 weeks ... Read More

The Differences of Endangered Species

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The Differences of Endangered Species
‘What Can I do to help Endangered Species?’ More than you think… We need to protect all animals, no matter how endangered they are! BUT did you know that in B.C. only identified wildlife habitats are protected under management plans. So, unless an area is identified as a wildlife habitat, project mitigation measures will not even apply, even if there ... Read More

Types of Soils

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Types of Soils
Get the Dirt on Soil! While conducting baseline studies as an Environmental Monitor, you will need to conduct soil samples, in order to determine the type of the soil in a project area. To begin sampling, you need to create a soil profile. A soil profile is basically a 2-dimensional section of soil, this can be seen in a soil ... Read More