EIA for the Mackenzie Gas Project, a proposed 1300-kilometre natural gas pipeline system along the Mackenzie Valley of Canada's Northwest Territories to connect northern onshore gas fields with North American markets.
Studies include spring and fall waterfowl surveys, and detailed wildlife and vegetation surveys and mapping. Kavik-AXYS also provides technical coordination on this project including community consultation, filing of screening submissions and research permit applications, and regulatory liaison.
Devon Canada Corporation
EIA for Devon's proposal to drill offshore wells in the Beaufort Sea, including input into the project description, designing and conducting relevant environmental research to support the application, and final preparation of the Comprehensive Study Report and other relevant regulatory applications.
Chevron Canada Resources
Project description for submission to the Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) in support of a proposed winter onshore drilling program in the Mackenzie Delta. Submission includes an overview of environmental conditions, mitigation plans, reclamation and emergency response plans, and cumulative effects.
Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.
Wildlife assessment and terrestrial cumulative effects assessment for the Diavik Diamonds Project, a diamond mine located in Lac de Gras, roughly 300 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife, expected to produce approximately 107 million carats of diamonds over its life span.
As part of the project, Kavik-AXYS provided an expert witness for caribou energetics at the DIAND technical sessions in support of the Diavik Diamonds Project Comprehensive Study.
Department of Sustainable Development, Government of Nunavut
Review of the Draft Environmental Impact Study (EIS) and supporting study documents for a proposed underground gold mine on Inuit owned land, to provide an assessment of the adequacy of the work, with recommendations for an intervention at the Nunavut Impact Review Board hearing on the Draft EIS.
Environmental Impact Screening Committee (EISC) and the Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB)
Assistance to the EISC and the EIRB in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in developing guidelines for the consideration of cumulative effects, to facilitate the review of project applications. Three publications were developed as a result of this work:
The Joint Secretariat - Inuvialuit Renewable Resource Committees
Coordination of the Inuvialuit Harvest Study for the Joint Secretariat in Inuvik, NT from 1987 to 1996, which involved the management and coordination of all aspects of the study including preparation of the annual Inuvialuit Harvest Study Data Report and a 10-year summary report on the methods and data of the study.