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Fish and Fish Habitat Impact Assessment Tool

Taking the guess-work out of regulations

  • Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary, Alberta

During development we consulted regulators, the provincial government, non-governmental organizations, and academics

When it comes to fish habitats, each is uniquely complex—and intersecting these delicate environments with pipeline crossings or construction activities introduces more risk factors. However, gathering the right data and conducting analysis and documentation with unwavering regulatory compliance is crucial when protecting affected fish and fish habitats.

But, what does it mean for the industry when each assessment uses different processes? Without a standardized assessment method and reporting template, reports are laborious, time consuming, and potentially inaccurate. Seeing the gap in the industry, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA), the Canadian Gas Association (CGA), and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) invited submissions for an online self-assessment tool in concert with their updated Pipeline Associated Watercourse Crossings (PAWC) 5th Edition document.

Senior fisheries biologist Lucas Warner (Calgary, Alberta) and our Fisheries team chose to submit. The result? The Fish and Fish Habitat Impacts Assessment Tool (FFHIAT).

Not only does FFHIAT make for an easier, faster process, but the tool also does right by each complex environment, helping our clients feel confident that they are compliant with the Fisheries Act and Species at Risk Act (SARA).

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