Our Services


The multidisciplinary CPP Environmental team applies the full breadth of its collective knowledge to offer support in the following service areas:

Regulatory Applications

Helping clients exceed policy requirements

CPP Environmental helps natural resource developers and municipalities craft effective procedures that meet or exceed regulatory and policy requirements. We oversee the submission of applications to all regulatory bodies, including provincial and federal agencies. Our in-depth knowledge of the complexities of regulatory filings and proceedings ensures that applications are completed efficiently and precisely to secure a positive outcome. We understand the current regulatory environment and track proposed changes so we can analyze how they will affect clients’ projects and operating procedures.

Our regulatory and policy services include guidance on:

  • All Public Lands Act disposition applications, for example:
    • Surface material exploration (SME) applications
    • Surface material lease (SML) applications
    • Temporary Field Authorizations (TFA)
    • Licence of Occupation (DLO)
    • Department Miscellaneous Lease (DML)
    • Reclamation Certificate Applications
  • All Water Act applications, for example:
    • End pit lake design and authorization
    • Water licences
    • Wetlands disturbance or construction
    • Code of Practice Notifications
  • All Environmental and Protection Enhancement Act (EPEA) applications and plans, for example:
    • Code of Practice (CoP) pit registration
    • Activities plan for gravel operations
    • Specified land construction, operations, and reclamation authorizations
    • Conservation and reclamation plans
    • Reclamation certificate preparation and submission
  • Wetland policies, for example:
    • Identification and delineation
    • Assessment
    • Classification and compensation
    • Compliance orders
    • Wetland Assessment and Impact Form (WAIF) Approvals
    • Wetland Assessment and Impact Report (WAIR) Approvals
  • Municipal zoning and development permit applications
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Review/Authorizations
  • Transport Canada Navigable Water Applications
  • Historical Resource Act approvals

We are also familiar with, and help ensure our clients are aware of, understand, and are in compliance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Species at Risk Act, and the Migratory Birds Convention Act.

Environmental Assessments

Providing expertise for applications and planning

Environmental assessments provide technical information for regulatory applications and planning initiatives. Each project involves the preparation of concise reports with illustrations and accessible language to explain the methods and results. CPP Environmental staff are government-certified to assess terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Our services include:

  • Ecosite classification and interpretation
  • Bathymetric surveys
  • Cumulative effects modelling and assessments
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Environmental risk assessments
  • Wetland identification, delineation, and assessment
  • Vegetation and soil surveys
  • Species at risk inventories
  • Pre and Post construction wildlife surveys and sweeps
  • Hibernacula surveys
  • Bat capture and handling
  • Surface water testing and assessments, including paleolimnology
  • Groundwater testing and feasibility studies
  • Hydrological assessments
  • Fisheries and fish habitat assessments conducted by Qualified Aquatic Environmental Specialists (QAES)
  • Riparian area assessments
  • Watercourse crossing assessments
  • Benthic invertebrate surveys
  • Boat launch planning and approvals
  • Reclamation material testing and sustainability
  • State of the environment reports
  • Watershed reports

Planning and Strategy Development

Developing comprehensive plans

CPP Environmental helps clients develop comprehensive operations, monitoring, and reclamation plans that incorporate industry, regulatory, and stakeholder priorities, along with environmental, social, and economic factors. We also provide educational seminars and advice for clients and their staff on a wide range of policy- and strategy-related topics. Our environmental planning services include:

  • Land-use planning
  • Regulatory review and evaluation
  • Stakeholder engagement and consultation
  • Government relations and client representation
  • Compliance audits and stewardship initiatives
  • Indigenous consultation
  • Land use consent acquisition
  • Gravel exploration and testing (identify reserves, quality and quantity)
  • Public and private land gravel planning
  • Preparation of reclamation certificate application plans to prepare for the reclamation certification process
  • Preparation of Conservation and Reclamation Plans (CORP), including revegetation plans
  • Reclamation guidance documents and frameworks
  • Preparation of monitoring program plans
  • Preparation of plan terms of reference
  • Risk management and mitigation
  • Development and delivery of educational programs
  • Meeting/workshop facilitation
  • Integrated water and watershed management plans
  • FireSmart planning

Read our “FireSmart and Wildfire Management Services” brochure.


Offering unparalled restoration and conservation

CPP Environmental offers unparalleled wetland restoration and conservation services; it is a core service of our company. Our experts have extensive experience in:

  • Wetland policy applications and planning
  • Wetland identification and delineation
  • Wetland classification
  • Permanence assessment
  • Alberta Wetland Rapid Evaluation Tool-Actual (ABWRET-A & D)
  • Wetland Assessment and Impact Form (WAIF) Approvals
  • Wetland Assessment and Impact Report (WAIR) Approvals
  • Water Act submissions
  • Biophysical Impact Assessment (BIA)
  • Wetland design (pre-activity)
  • Wetland construction, restoration and enhancement
  • Wetland monitoring
  • Compliance Orders

Read our “Wetland Management Services” brochure.


Design, implementation, and operations

CPP Environmental has on staff wildlife specialists, Qualified Aquatic Environmental Specialists (QAES) and Wetland Authentication Professionals. These experts possess extensive experience in the following monitoring activities:

  • Monitoring program design, implementation, and operations
    • Reclamation monitoring
    • Water monitoring
    • Terrestrial monitoring
    • Aquatics/wetland monitoring
  • Environmental compliance monitoring
  • Environmental inspections
  • Instream construction monitoring
  • Turbidity and TSS sampling and monitoring
  • Wildlife monitoring
  • Bat capture and acoustic monitoring
  • Statistical Analysis

Project Support Services

Meeting budgets and deadlines

At CPP Environmental, we pride ourselves on our project management skills. We are experts at transferring this knowledge and experience to ensuring project budgets and deadlines are met. We also provide a wide range of expertise and technical support to projects on a day-to-day basis, including:

  • Project management
  • Strategic planning
  • GIS analysis and mapping
  • Technical and certified support in agrology, forestry, biology, and wetlands
  • Peer review and expert opinion
  • Field inspections and audits
  • Accredited training sessions
  • Air photo interpretation and analysis

Read our “GIS and Mapping Services” brochure.