Best Practices for Construction in Sensitive Areas

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Compliance in Construction is Key! Ensuring compliance is one of the largest responsibilities you will have when working as an Environmental Monitor in a sensitive area during the construction stage. I know what you’re thinking – compliant to what? Well, compliant to a variety of factors really. Compliance needs to be ensured in terms of regulatory and the owner’s requirements, ... Read More

Fish Salvage Using Backpack Electro Fishers

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Fish Salvage using Electrofishers - Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Monitors get Electrifying Results with these Unique Techniques! Even though they look like a device from Ghostbusters, Backpack Electrofishers are actually a significantly useful tool in salvaging fish and carrying out baseline aquatic assessments. Electrofishers use the technique of depositing electricity into areas of water, in order to capture and remove fish from project sites. Keep in mind – ... Read More

Planning as an Environmental Monitor

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Planning as an environmental monitor - things to consider

To Plan or not to Plan – Plan! As an Environmental Monitors you need to plan, plan, plan! Planning as an Environmental Monitor means that you may need to look at what the concerns are on a project site, what the sedimentation risks are, as well as what kind of equipment is needed on the site. These are considerations to … Read More

Hazard and Incident Assessment

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Hazard and incident assessment as an environmental monitor

Fighting Hazards with Hardhats You always gotta keep your eyes peeled for HAZARDS! Did you know that 70% of injuries that occur on project worksites are due to slips, falls, strains and sprains? In order to mitigate common injuries it is important to be aware of work safe procedures and conditions while you are on a worksite. Hazard and Incident Assessment … Read More

B.C. Water Act

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BC Water Act overview - Environmental Monitoring

Flow into a Course of Water Protection The Provincial Water Act is a very important statute that is involved in any project development process in B.C. You know that that means! As an Environmental Monitor is it part of your job to make sure you know what the Provincial Water Act involves and that its regulations are adhered to during … Read More

Ecosystems Defined

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Ecosystems Defined - Tips for Environmental Monitors

Examine Ecosystem Education Whether you’re trekking through the woods, or working on a project site in the wilderness as an Environmental Monitor, it might be handy to know what an ecosystem is and what it is defined as. An ecosystem is defined as all of the biotic and a-biotic components of a part of the landscape and their interactions. Ecosystems … Read More

History of GPS

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History of GPS

A Brief History of…Satellite Systems When we think of GPS’ we think of a single and all-encompassing global positioning system – but this isn’t the case! Did you a ‘GPS’ is actually just one of four global positioning systems used today? The four global positioning systems include: GPS –From the United States and consists of 24 satellites included in the … Read More

Strategies to Employ as an Environmental Monitor

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Strategies to employ as an environmental monitor

Strive for Success by Strategizing! Want to be a wicked Environmental Monitor? Well check out some of these helpful tips and strategies to help you achieve success on your project sites! Strive to define yourself and your roles as an Environmental Monitor Communicate with others working on the project to help to clarify what their expectations are and what yours … Read More

Erosion: Issues, Causes & Concerns

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Erosion Issues that cause concern - Environmental Monitoring

Stop the Slide! What are the main causes of erosion? What are the issues and concerns involved in erosion? Who is responsible for regulation in order to control erosion on a project site? Well, sit back, relax, and let me fill you in! The biggest problem in sediment erosion? Removing vegetation. This is because vegetation helps soil particle to maintain … Read More