Solutions Inspired by Natural Systems

Keefer Ecological Services Ltd. (KES) provides efficient, ecologically-based solutions inspired by the ingenuity observed in natural systems. In addition to our ecological expertise in a broad range of terrestrial environments, we offer clients multi-disciplinary project coordination, full-spectrum research and development, technical advisory services and green business development support.

Our expertise is sought by clients from diverse industrial and community-based backgrounds including mining, hydroelectric, oil and gas, Indigenous, provincial and federal governments, and municipalities. With four locations in Southern British Columbia, we are able to take part in projects across BC, Canada and the world.

Keefer Ecological Services provided expertise to Ulkatcho to review the Blackwater Gold Projects EA and navigate through the permitting process. The team represented us in a professional manner with the government and community. With their support, we were able to improve many management plans, provide transparency to our community, and help support our government-to-government negotiations. Highly recommend KES.

- Laurie Vaughan, Ulkatcho Councilor


KES is part of a strong network of firms specializing in environmental sciences and other related sectors allowing KES to provide a broad suite of technical services with the utmost in quality, competitive prices and timeliness. Our specialist contractor team includes wildlife & fisheries biologists, hydrologists, professional engineers, geochemists, geoscientists, archaeologists, risk assessors, as well as economists, lawyers and accountants.

Case Study

Blackwater Gold Project Environmental Assessment Review

KES was hired by the Ulkatcho First Nation and Lhoosk'uz Dené Nation to act as the technical review lead for the New Gold Inc. Blackwater Gold Project Environmental Assessment (EA) Review. The KES team reviewed key parts of the EA document and uncovered a number of sizable technical issues which in turn has resulted in major technical improvements to the mine design, greatly reducing the potential environmental risks of the project and improving the understanding of local environmental values such as grizzly bear, moose and caribou.

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