Palmer Environmental Consulting Group Inc. (PECG) was founded in 2010 to provide project direction and technical scientific services to support the environmental assessment and permitting process associated with mining, energy, water and wastewater, and land development and infrastructure projects. PECG is a young, vibrant company that has assembled a versatile team of dedicated staff with expertise in fisheries science, water quality, geomorphology and hydrogeology. To support our
core team, we use relationships built over 20 years in the industry to bring together leading experts, many of whom are associates with PECG, to inject the right expertise at the right time for each project. Our goal is to streamline our clients’ environmental review and permitting processes by identifying the critical path and actions they must take to successfully permit their projects.
PECG is distinguished by its leadership in a variety of innovative research initiatives. Our staff’s regular engagement with the academic community benefits our clients by ensuring we are taking advantage of the latest knowledge and techniques. We regularly present at conferences across Canada, and we have authored publications that address specific challenges faced by our clients. At PECG, we are always seeking alternate and better ways to help achieve our clients’ goals.
For a brief history of PECG’s origin, check out our short video clip,
PECG: How We Started.
PECG IS HIRING
We are seeking an Senior Fisheries Biologist to join our team in Vancouver, BC. See our
Careers page for more information.
PECG OPENS WHITEHORSE OFFICE
PECG has established a local presence in Whitehorse through the recent hire of Derek Cronmiller, a geomorphologist specializing in geohazard mapping and assessment.
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GEOSCIENCE BC INVITES PECG TO PRESENT AT ‘KEG’
PECG’s Dave Sacco is presenting an update of the multi-year surficial geology exploration component of the TREK Project at the upcoming Kamploops Exploration Group (KEG) conference at
11:30am on April 4, 2017.
DFO INVITES PECG TO GIVE WORKSHOP
PECG’s lead geomorphologist, Robin McKillop, is developing a one-day workshop to train DFO staff on the unique challenges posed by permafrost, river icing processes and cold climate conditions for sustainable development that interfaces with northern river systems.
PECG-DURHAM CO-PRESENTATION AT TRIECA CONFERENCE
co-presentation between PECG and Durham Region on March 23, 2017 will showcase our team’s novel approach to erosion/seepage mitigation at the Oshawa Landfill.
PECG PRESENTS EXPLORATION POSTER AT ROUNDUP 2017
Dave Sacco presented a
poster at Roundup in Vancouver, BC, Jan. 23-24, 2017, highlighting a novel approach to the processing and evaluation of surficial exploration data through Geoscience BC’s TREK project.
PECG at 2016 Yellowknife Conference
Robin McKillop showcased our team’s diverse
exploration and permafrost expertise in 2 presentations at the Yellowknife Geoscience Forum in November.
PECG at 2016 WHITEHORSE CONFERENCE
Robin McKillop shared experience mapping Indian River wetlands and Dempster Highway geohazards at the Yukon Geoscience Forum in November.
PALMER ENVIRONMENTAL QUOTED IN TORONTO STAR
Robin McKillop was contacted for his
expert opinion on the implications of climate change on permafrost landscapes.
PALMER ENVIRONMENTAL’S BIOREMEDIATION MITIGATION PUBLICATION
May Quach, Rick Palmer and Nicola Lower co-author
publication that investigates opportunities for bioremediation to reduce potential metal accumulation and toxicity in aquatic organisms at a proposed northern mine site.
PECG opens California Office
Palmer Environmental has expanded to open an office in Arcata, California. There is a demand for a company with our talents and expertise, and we are excited to help new clients understand and overcome challenges surrounding water.
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PALMER ENVIRONMENTAL PRESENTS SHORT COURSE AT YELLOWKNIFE GEOSCIENCE FORUM, NOV. 23, 2015
Robin McKillop and Dave Sacco will be leading a half-day
short course on ‘strategies for resolving misleading sediment dispersal patterns based on local surficial geology’.
PALMER ENVIRONMENTAL PRESENTS AT LATORNELL CONSERVATION SYMPOSIUM, NOV. 17, 2015
Jill Attwood and Robin McKillop will be giving a
presentation entitled, ‘Working with the Contractor: An Ingredient to Any Successful ESC Plan’
Palmer Environmental presents at CWRA Environmental Flows Technical Workshop, Nov. 16, 2015
Rick Palmer will be
presenting on the topic of ‘Establishment of River-Specific Instream Flow Needs for the Wapiti River, Alberta’.
Genome BC’s Powering BC’s Bioeconomy
Interactive Lunch and Learn
PECG’s Nicola Lower presented at Mine Closure 2015
Palmer Environmental is pleased to have attended
Mine Closure 2015 in Vancouver. Dr Nicola Lower presented ‘The role of aquatic ecological risk assessment to guide effluent management from mine waste’.
PALMER ENVIRONMENTAL PRESENTED AT THE INSTREAM FLOW COUNCIL WORKSHOP IN PORTLAND, APRIL 28-30, 2015
We’re happy to have presented our work on applying
Instream Flow Models to help determine fisheries impacts and offsetting.
Changes to the Fisheries Act
We’re keeping up to date with the federal Fisheries Act — find out more
BRACEBRIDGE OFFICE OPENS
Palmer Environmental has expanded to open an
office in Bracebridge, better enabling us to deliver environmental consulting services to central and northern Ontario clients.
PECG PRESENTED AT THE TRIECA CONFERENCE 2:00PM, MARCH 25, 2015
PECG presented the results of our
innovative assessment and mitigation of bedrock erosion along realigned lower Albion Creek, in southern Ontario.
PECG PRESENTED AT THE GENOME BC ROUNDTABLE AT ROUNDUP, JAN. 28, 2015
PECG was pleased to accept an invitation to present its work and contribute to the discussion on the application of genomics in mining. Dr. Nicola Lower, PECG, and Dr. Fiona Brinkman, SFU, discussed
‘The Development of Innovative Tools for the Environmental Assessment of Contaminated Sites’. The Roundtable was chaired by Jean Vavrek, Executive Director of CIM, and Carl Weatherell, Executive Director and CEO of Canada Mining Innovation Council.
Feature-Based Water Budget Assessments to Protect Groundwater-Supported Ecosystems
PECG’s Jason Cole was an invited speaker at the
Resilient Rainwater Management Conference in Ottawa, Ontario. PECG has developed an integrated, feature-based water budget approach to inform stormwater management decisions, understand the potential impacts from development, and provide a basis for protecting groundwater-supported ecosystems, watercourses and aquifers.
Pecg Has Been Granted RAQs Certification For Foundation Engineering – Hydrogeology From The Ontario Ministry Of Transportation (MTO)
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PECG collaborated with Dr. Chris Kennedy at SFU and Genome BC
The investigation examined the role of natural communities of bacteria that may be contributing to reducing copper concentrations at the Casino mine project in the Yukon. Download Genome BC press release
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Canadian Mining Journal, Investing News Network, Vancouver Sun, and Business Vancouver wrote about this story.