Assessment & Permitting

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges around assessments and permitting.

  • Ontario’s new regulation for excess soil—what does it mean for you?

    Ontario’s new regulation for excess soil—what does it mean for you?

    If you’re a municipality or a developer, this regulation will change how you must approach excess soil

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  • Underwater remote sensing: Surveying the marine world safer, faster, and more affordably

    Underwater remote sensing: Surveying the marine world safer, faster, and more affordably

    Futuristic-sounding sensors let scientists work in multiple places at once, but it’s important to begin with a clear study design

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  • Published in Alaska Business: What about the water?

    Published in Alaska Business: What about the water?

    Hydrological environmental engineering is in high demand across the Last Frontier

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  • Back to our (grass)roots: New guide aims to decode grass and rush plant families

    Back to our (grass)roots: New guide aims to decode grass and rush plant families

    A passion for regional ecosystems inspires a user-friendly field guide to ecologically and economically important plant groups

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  • eDNA and metabarcoding—the future of effectively and rapidly surveying biodiversity

    eDNA and metabarcoding—the future of effectively and rapidly surveying biodiversity

    Metabarcoding provides tools that go beyond a targeted approach, it can look back in time, and it’s a time and money saver

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  • How should we dispose of PFAS waste from contaminated sites in Canada?

    How should we dispose of PFAS waste from contaminated sites in Canada?

    Despite our steadily evolving understanding of the negative health impacts of PFAS, disposal of PFAS-contaminated waste remains unregulated

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  • How do we find funding for cities? It’s all about getting creative with partnerships

    How do we find funding for cities? It’s all about getting creative with partnerships

    Two funding experts share strategies for helping cities large and small secure hard-to-find dollars that move projects from concept to construction

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  • Biologist’s goal: wind turbines that kill fewer bats and birds

    Biologist’s goal: wind turbines that kill fewer bats and birds

    Finding a balance between mitigating habitat impact while installing modern turbine technology to provide renewable energy

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  • [With Video] Project Impossible? Not when you have the right team!

    [With Video] Project Impossible? Not when you have the right team!

    A massive flood-fighting complex in New Orleans is featured on HISTORY’s documentary series premiering on September 1

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  • Coastal crisis: We’re running out of sand along Florida’s beaches—what’s the solution?

    Coastal crisis: We’re running out of sand along Florida’s beaches—what’s the solution?

    It takes creativity in both approach/methodology and funding to take care of eroding beaches

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  • Achieving NEPA Assignment—4 ways the right consultant is critical to reaching this goal

    Achieving NEPA Assignment—4 ways the right consultant is critical to reaching this goal

    NEPA Assignment offers many benefits to a state agency, but how can you prepare for the application, execution, and implementation?

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  • Published in Florida Water Resources Journal: Keys to Planning, Designing, and Permitting Resilient Coastal Restoration Projects

    Published in Florida Water Resources Journal: Keys to Planning, Designing, and Permitting Resilient Coastal Restoration Projects

    Matt Starr and Jeff Tabar discuss how using a well-defined plan of action and proactive approach to resiliency will help communities reduce coastal risk now and in the future

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  • The buzz on pollinators: Why their declining population is bad news for everyone

    The buzz on pollinators: Why their declining population is bad news for everyone

    It’s critical that we address the pollinator crisis through natural habitat design and restoration

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  • Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Road kill: the creative destruction of an urban expressway reclaims a city’s soul

    Filling Rochester’s sunken Inner Loop rights a 50-year-old transportation plan gone wrong

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  • How can utilities help solve the pollinator crisis?

    How can utilities help solve the pollinator crisis?

    Utilities should ask themselves three questions before committing to enhancing pollinator habitats: Why? What? Where?

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  • Canada’s peregrine falcon recovery: An inspirational return from devastation

    Canada’s peregrine falcon recovery: An inspirational return from devastation

    After 40 years, the bird of prey was removed from the endangered list; here’s one bird lover’s first-person account of how it happened

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  • King Cove Road: Balancing the needs of people and nature in remote Alaska

    King Cove Road: Balancing the needs of people and nature in remote Alaska

    Engineers learn lessons in a 15-foot skiff and the ‘bear lunchroom’ while trying to connect two communities miles off the highway system

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  • PFAS 101: What you need to know about perfluoroalkylated substances—and why

    PFAS 101: What you need to know about perfluoroalkylated substances—and why

    PFAS—found in firefighting foam, microwave popcorn bags, and cosmetics—are present in our food chain and we’re still studying their impact

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  • Work and wildlife: combining passions for the outdoors to give animals access to water

    Work and wildlife: combining passions for the outdoors to give animals access to water

    It was a long road, but new and rehabbed water sources are helping Nevada’s wildlife thrive in the Goshute Mountain Range

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  • Dixon's wastewater treatment plant meeting state requirements

    Dixon's wastewater treatment plant meeting state requirements

    Read Steven Beck and Joe DiGiorgio's article in the APWA reporter.

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