Assessments, Mitigation, Closure, Reclamation & Remediation

​Most projects begin with an environmental assessment of a project site to review the specific environmental considerations and concerns that factor into planning, design, management, and execution of your project. Environmental assessments outline the technical requirements for regulatory applications and planning initiatives. These assessments are crucial, as they are also used by government agencies to ensure your project complies with existing environmental mitigation regulations.

Mitigation planning considers the future uses of your site and provides specific suggestions to minimize the harmful impact your project may have on surrounding environments. Site development strategies that consider the health of natural resources, land, and wildlife are key for effective land use planning.

We know each site is unique, providing us with the opportunity to craft tailored solutions for our clients to the particular challenges unearthed in our initial assessment. ESAK Consulting is trained and certified in environmental assessments and overviews, mitigation risk management practices, and site reclamation & remediation strategies for terrestrial and wetland habitats, providing you with professional, easy-to-understand reports and supporting graphics to assist you in making the best decisions for the future of your project. We are leaders in integrated land, water, and resource management planning and work to advance unique solutions in a socially and environmentally responsible way, ensuring a level of due diligence you can trust.

environmental assessments
  • Assessments
    • Biophysical & Natural Site Assessments
      • Soils and Vegetation Surveys, Ecosite Classification & Interpretation
      • Soil Sampling Protocols, Soil Surveys/Classification & Equivalent Capability Assessments
    • Species-at-Risk Inventory
    • Reclamation Material Testing & Sustainability
    • Wetland Identification, Delineation & Assessment
    • Surface Water Testing & Assessments
    • Cumulative Effects Modelling & Assessments
  • Overviews and Reviews
    • Environmental Overviews
    • Biophysical Overviews
    • Project Initiator Environmental Reviews
    • Environmental Field Reports & Site Information Forms
    • Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA)
    • Alberta Environmental Protection & Enhancement Act
    • Municipal Area Structure Plans & Development Permits
    • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
    • Screening Assessments Associated with Preliminary Design & Engineering
    • Other Permitting & Licensing Requirements
  • Mitigation
    • Routing & Site Selection Planning
    • Environmental Management Plans (EMP)
    • Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMP)
    • Best Management Practices (BMP)
    • Wetland Mitigation Plans
    • Emergency Response Plans
    • Erosion Control Plans
    • Water Management Plans
    • Mitigation Planning (Environmental Protection Plans & EcoPlans)
    • Development of Environmental Guidelines & Best Management Practices
    • Conservation Operations & Reclamation Plans as regulated by the Public Lands Act
    • Activity Plans as regulated by the Code of Practice for Pits
    • Reclamation & End Land Use Plans


enviromental reclaimation
  • Closure
    • Land-use Planning
    • Public & Private Land Gravel Planning
    • Regulatory Review & Evaluation
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Preparation of Plan Terms of Reference
    • Reclamation Guidance Documents & Frameworks
    • Risk Management and Mitigation
    • Development & Delivery of Educational Programs
    • Meeting & Workshop Facilitation
  • Remediation
    • Phase I, II and III Environmental Site Assessments (ESAS) & Remediation
    • Manage Assessment & Remediation of Abandoned Site Portfolios
    • Assessment & Remediation of soil at facilities where single and multiple source contaminant plumes vary in size & complexity
    • Management of Historically Contaminated Sites
  • Reclamation
    • Complete Lifecycle Abandoned Site Reclamation
    • Management of Well Site, Facility & Pipeline Reclamation Programs
      • Field & Office Technical/Assessment Activities, Stakeholder Engagement
      • Assurance of Regulatory Compliance
      • Certification Application of Reclamation Work
    • Pre-drill & Pre-disturbance Site Evaluations; Environmental Reviews for Submission to Regulatory Authorities
    • Erosion Control
    • Soil, Vegetation, Wetland & Landscape Damage Assessments
    • Soil & Vegetation Surveys
    • Land Capability Classification
    • Preparation of Conservation & Reclamation Plans, including Revegetation Plans
    • Preparation of Monitoring Program Plans


enviromental remediation


  • We ensure a smooth and rapid transition between all phases of work while meeting the constraints of the relevant schedules, costs, scope, and resources required.
  • We compile, collate, and create engaging reports and graphics to assist your team in understanding your project’s specific needs and requirements, enabling you to make better informed decisions at all levels.
  • We take a balanced micro- and macro-perspective approach to our assessments and planning in order to consider the long-term effects of your project on the existing land and environment.
  • We provide effective project tracking, consistent stakeholder engagement, and comprehensive education of regulatory requirements.
  • We work to ensure consistent success for the reclamation of project sites, wherever possible.