CBA Ltd has extensive experience in conducting bio-physical assessments for a wide range of industrial and commercial projects: wind energy projects, highway and rail corridors, pipeline corridors, airports, residential development, golf courses, ski resorts, and the eco-tourism industry.
Potential Impacts of Birds in Mackenzie Valley from Pipeline Clearings for Mackenzie Gas Project (2004)
Issues related to edge effects on birds and bird community responses are explored and mitigation strategies such as retention harvesting along the pipeline corridor, adaptive landscape management approaches, and considerations of best management practices for future landscape-level development are recommended. To see the full report go to our publications pages.
Wind Energy Projects (2000 to present)
Since completing the very first wind-energy
environmental assessment in British Columbia, CBA Ltd. remains one of the most
active consulting companies in the this field, with project throughout the
province. We have conducted field studies and/or prepared EA reports for
proposed windfarms at Rumble Ridge, Cape Scott,
Nimpkish, Banks Island, Mt. Hays, Mt. McDonald, Mt.
George, Hackney Hills, Thunder-Red
Willow, Wartenbe, Dokie Ridge, Rocky Creek, Mt.
Bouleau, Aristazabal Island,
Studies include inventory and assessment of breeding birds, amphibians, reptiles, ungulate winter range, bats, furbearers, Marbled Murrelet flight paths, raptor migration and nesting areas, migrant songbird flight paths, rare plants and ecosystems, and special habitat features such as wetlands and mineral licks.
CBA has provided wildlife inventory information, as a sub-consultant, for several natural gas and oil pipeline projects including the PNG Looping Pipeline (Summit Lake to Kitimat – 2006), TMX (Hinton to Valemount - 2005), TMX2 (Valemount to Darfield - 2006), Southern Crossing (Kootenay - 1995), Inland Connector (Matsqui to Okanagan - 2001), Spectra LNG (2013-2014), TMEP (2013-2014), Pacific Trails (2013).
Run of the River Hydro
CBA led wildlife assessments and mitigation development for proposed upgrades to the Trans-Canada Highway between Revelstoke and the Alberta border during the preliminary design and design phases for three separate sections of highway (1998-2000).