QEP Environmental is a British Columbia based business. The company was incorporated under the Businesses Corporation Act on November 19, 2009.
QEP Environmental is an Environmental Consulting company providing services across British Columbia, including Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Interior BC, and Northern BC.
Our company has worked with a broad and diverse range of clients, and offers services for many sectors:
- Residential property conditions assessments
- Residential development
- Commercial Infrastructure Development
- Hydro energy
In addition to regularly working with federal agencies, provincial ministries, QEP Environmental has a history of effective cooperation and communication with local municipalities, Indigenous Groups and public organizations.
Our expertise is based on our staff’s exceptional theoretical and practical
knowledge in fields including environmental science, environmental management, ecology, toxicology, chemistry, biology and hydrology. Our knowledge of federal, provincial and local regulations allows us to satisfy clients’ needs in a manner exceeding regulatory expectations. We believe that scientifically knowledge of biological characteristics and uniqueness of local animal and plant life, as well as their specific habitat needs, is crucial to the success of our clients' projects.
QEP Environmental’s field of activity includes but is not limited to Phase I ESA (or Stage I PSI), Sensitive Terrestrial Ecosystems, Freshwater and Riparian assessments, Marine Ecosystems and Forest and Riparian Area Vegetation. Our staff possesses extensive practical experience in water quality control, management of stream and lake sediments, hydrology assessments, erosion and sediment control, as well as evaluation of environmental impact of spills and contamination. Our expertise also includes contaminated site assessments in accordance with the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), BC Environmental Management Act (EMA) and Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR).
Having significant experience in conducting EIAs, we offer our expertise in
conducting high quality assessments investigating any present or potential impacts on subject sites. This includes site inspection, field and database habitat evaluation, preparation of a comprehensive report and the development of a Mitigation & Management Plan to minimize or eliminate potential project activity impact on the environment.
QEP Environmental has compiled numerous RAR assessments to aid projects in Interior BC, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. Every RAR report contains a site-specific Erosion Protection Plan, High Water Mark and setback calculations for Lakes, Wetlands, Creeks and Ditches.
Our personnel have been consistently involved in Environmental Monitoring projects for bridge construction and replacement, culvert replacement, dam reconstruction, building construction, and commercial marina construction. Previous experience includes monitoring of construction activity, protection
measures for fish habitat and water quality, and salvage of fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds.
QEP Environmental has extensive experience with developing and preparation of Environmental Protection Plans (EPP) for contractors, as well as Environmental Management Plans (EMP) and Construction Environmental Management Plans for clients. An EPP, EMP and CEMP are comprehensive documents that address the details of developer's planned work/activity that may have actual or potential impact on the environment. The EPP summarizes and refers to the legal, regulatory and best-practice requirements that the planned work must comply with in respect of its environmental aspects, and the developer’s management system must be in compliance with all applicable legal requirements.
Habitat Restoration, Habitat Compensation Plan and Habitat Offsetting
This type of service is meant to offset potential impact and satisfy regulators’ concerns. Our previous plans included site plan preparation with proposed native vegetation, shrub and tree species, fish barrier removal and fish habitat improvements such as introducing large wood debris and rocky clusters to an aquatic environment.