top of page


Natural R

Natural Resource Inventories

AAR/AARES have an established track-record with all aspects of environmental support associated with development of pipelines, infrastructure and facilities. The AAR/AARES core team consists of senior professionals with many years of experience across a range of disciplines including:

  • Environmental Planning

  • Qualified Aquatic Environmental Specialists (QAES)

  • Wetland Science Practitioners and Authenticating Professionals

  • Watercourse and wetland crossing and reclamation design

  • Soil survey and conservation

  • Clubroot identification and sampling

  • Surface and ground water management and monitoring

  • Wildlife inventory, monitoring and protection

  • Aquatic habitat and fish population inventories

  • Vegetation inventory and wetland surveys

  • Historical Resource Impact Assessments (HRIA)

Kate and Jess stream gauging.JPG

Fisheries & Aquatic Services

Our Water Services Team specializes in all aspects of water sourcing, management and climate change-related studies for industry, municipalities, provincial and federal government and NGOs. We work efficiently with government agencies to ensure regulatory compliance and secure water supply and management solutions.

Surface Water and Climate Change

  • Bioengineering design for watercourse restoration projects

  • Channel geomorphology and hydraulics

  • Emergency spill response plans and monitoring for watercourses

  • Erosion and sediment control

  • Surface water management for industrial sites

  • Regulatory applications and permitting


  • Groundwater monitoring

  • Groundwater quality sampling and analysis

  • Hydrogeological investigations and aquifer characterization

  • Sourcing, development, permitting, and management

  • Water resource assessments (scoping, design of pumping and slug tests, pumping/slug test analysis)

  • Well design, installation and Well logging

  • Regulatory applications

  • Groundwater Management Plans (GMPs)

  • Geological/hydrogeological mapping

  • Groundwater dewatering and seepage mitigation

  • Wellfield assessment and rehabilitation


Regulatory Permitting and Planning

  • Identification of environmental constraints/sensitivities

  • HRIA, historical resource inventory

  • Spatial data manipulation (GIS), alignment sheets and imaging (in-house and through affiliates)

  • ECO, Care of Water and Fish Capture & Release Management Plans

  • Regulatory Applications - Disposition Approvals, C&R Plan, Water Act Approvals, Wetland Assessment and Impact Form (WAIF) Approvals, Wetland Assessment and Impact Report (WAIR) Approvals,  Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Authorizations, Historical Resource Act Approvals. 

IMG_5458 (Medium).JPG

Environmental Inspection & Monitoring

  • Construction monitoring and oversight

    • Water quality monitoring​

    • Fish rescues

    • Wildlife monitoring

  • Post-construction monitoring (PCM) and oversight

  • Reclamation support and oversight

  • Environmental Inspection


Testimonials from our Clients

"Our Environmental Supervisor, was on site with your team yesterday at this site and wanted to communicate how well the field work was executed and how well the team listened and understood the scope of work.  It is not often that I get a call from the field noting how enthusiastic, professional and engaged an environmental support team is."
bottom of page