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Longnose Gar

»Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Rob Hallett was recently out boat-electrofishing with the folks from South Nation Conservation Authority and came up with this Longnose Gar. The fish was caught along the shoreline of St. Lawrence River. The species is not often encountered but is certainly a nice find. Our electrofishing boat has been used for various purposes including inventory of species at risk, inventories of fish habitat compensation projects, and the collection of spawning walleye for egg collection. For more information related to potential use of our boat-shocker unit, please contact Rob Hallett 613–260-5555.

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The Statistics of Normal Ranges

»Posted by on Mar 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Normal ranges are being used more and more as generic criteria in environmental monitoring, particularly in Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM). Testing that an observation falls outside a normal range for a reference data set was described by us in 1998 in our paper (Kilgour et al. 1998) in Ecoscience. Study designs in EEM rarely involve comparison of a single value (exposure value) against a normal range, and more typically involve the case of testing whether a mean of exposure data is > 2 SDs away from the mean of reference data. Our first paper did not deal with this second and more typical case. With support from Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), we were finally able to dedicate the time to communicate the steps involved in dealing...

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Urban Forest Planning

»Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in Posts, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Town of Saugeen Shores Kilgour & Associates Ltd. is working with the Town of Saugeen Shores on Lake Huron to prepare an Urban Forest Management Plan. This Plan is establishing detailed, practical and adaptive guidelines and actions for the Town to follow in its operations so as to achieve long term preservation and enhancement of its urban forest. The Plan integrates urban forest best management practices and standards to meet the main outcomes of proactive and cost-effective protection and maintenance of the existing urban forest on public lands and expansion of forest cover by the Town and its partners. Environmental, social and economic benefits will be realized through effective management that will maintain and enhance the number, quality and diversity of...

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Nunavut sampling program

»Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Posts, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Benthos sampling in Nunavut We just completed a survey of benthos from three lakes in Nunavut for a metal mining Environmental Effects Monitoring program. The blackflies were pesky, but the scenery was fascinating. Blueberries and cranberries were in full fruit, and the snow geese were getting ready to head south. Here is a shot of Anthony Francis taking in the surroundings, and with geese setting up formation. We worked with C. Portt and Associates in the delivery of a gold mine in the middle of Nunavut. The work involved the collection of water, sediment, benthos and fish (lake trout and sculpin).

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Ottawa River Triathlon

»Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Ottawa River Triathlon Kilgour & Associates entered a team in 2014 version of the Ottawa River Triathlon. We entered the “Canoe Triathlon Relay” competition, placing 1st! Well, to be honest, we were the only team to enter a canoe, but we competed well with those that entered the kayak triathlon relay, so we’re still pleased. It was a relatively cool day, and the breeze was brisk on the Ottawa River. See some of the shots of the day below. The event charity was the Hearth and Stroke...

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Where we’ve worked

»Posted by on May 25, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Where we’ve worked Although we spend most of our time in and around Ottawa, Sudbury and Toronto, we have had the opportunity to work across much of Alberta, parts of Saskatchewan, portions of Quebec, and Newfoundland. One project took us all the way to Tasmania where we worked with Hatfield Consultants in Vancouver, and were assisting a proposed pulp mill in its negotiations with regulatory agencies in Australia. We feel very fortunate to get to travel through our work, and enjoy seeing where our clients work.

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