Hemmera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausenco is our leading Canadian environmental consultancy team valued for their expertise and boutique approach.

Our highly respected multi-disciplinary professionals are leaders in environmental and social sciences and engineering; providing innovative solutions for complex mining and resource development projects in Canada. From initial design to decommissioning, Hemmera’s mining teams successfully support projects through their entire life cycle, shaping solutions that work – for our clients, the environment, and neighbouring communities.

With specialists in Environmental Planning and Ecology, Site Assessment and Remediation, Geosciences, Human Environment, and Geomatics, our mining environmental services include:

Environmental Planning and Ecology:

  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Freshwater, estuarine, and marine biota and aquatic habitat assessment
  • Wildlife and wildlife habitat inventory and assessment
  • Water quality assessment
  • Environmental management mapping and protection plans
  • Environmental assessment scoping
  • Permitting and regulatory approvals management, support, and strategic advice
  • Construction risk management services
  • Bird nest sweeps
  • Species at risk assessment

Site Assessment and Remediation:

  • Environmental (ecological and human health) risk assessment and risk management
  • Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Spill response planning, training, and facilitation
  • Remedial option evaluation and analysis
  • Waste discharge authorizations and permits
  • Brownfield site investigation and remediation


  • Data management
  • Sophisticated Web, GIS and CAD mapping
  • Thematic and topographical mapping
  • Cartographic mapping and design
  • Slope Profile capture and analysis
  • Detailed spatial analysis
  • 2D and 3D data capture modelling, and analysis

Human Environment:

  • Indigenous consultation, engagement, and relationship building
  • Indigenous negotiation and negotiation support
  • Overseeing successful implementation of Impact Benefit Agreements or other commitments to Indigenous groups
  • Socio-economic baseline studies and community profiles
  • Indigenous knowledge and use studies
  • Socio-economic impact assessments and management planning


  • Geotechnical investigations and engineering
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geochemistry and water quality
  • Hydrology, water resource management and engineering
  • Mine water balance and management
  • Mine closure planning and reclamation
  • Air quality and noise monitoring, modelling and assessment
  • Climate change including GHG inventory and adaptation

Learn more about Hemmera’s mining services.