The Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) Environment and Natural Resources Department conducts more than $2.5 million in wildlife research and monitoring activities each year. Associated Environmental (AE) created a robust, user-friendly information system referred to as the Wildlife Management Information System (WMIS) to replace their current data system. In addition to providing data storage for all core GNWT wildlife activities, WMIS boasts several unique features focused on enhancing the user experience, by providing an easy-to-use interface that will ease access to the data and promote the adoption of WMIS as the system of record for wildlife information in the Northwest Territories.
AE conducted numerous workshops with ENR staff to gain an understanding of business requirements, identify data inputs, and to capture their imagination.
Associated Environmental conducted a Phase III Environmental Site Assessment at 16 locations at the Hay River Airport. The objectives were to quantitatively assess soil and groundwater conditions and to delineate any contamination encountered. Data collection was facilitated using a rugged field tablet equipped with tailor-made software to collect and report field observations efficiently and effectively.
Since 2006, fish habitat data have been routinely collected at 91 sites throughout the Okanogan Basin. The resulting database contains thousands of data points pertaining to various fish habitat features throughout the basin. The fish habitat reporting tool is a Windows-based application that allows users to view real-time fish habitat data, and to display data on a dynamic map. The technology facilitates reporting of status and trends relating to ongoing and planned habitat restoration projects in the Okanogan Basin.
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CCT) have a territory covering 2100 square miles in north-central Washington State. CCT's Resident Fisheries Department’s directs several long term data collection programs. Associated Environmental has been working with the Resident Fish Division since 2010. Our team has designed & implemented a robust centralized information management system which uses rugged tablet computers (Trimble Yuma) for data collection in the field that is efficient, reliable, accurate and standardized. Data is then synchronized with the central management system to allow direct upload of field data.
Associated Environmental has produced three mobile data collection applications and a desktop interface to manage the Centre for Indigenouse Environmental Resources (CIER) environmental data. The Government of the Northwest Territories' Land and Water Division is scoping and piloting the project, and has plans to deploy to other CIER partner agencies to support consistent and robust data collection that is user-friendly.
We offer a unique combination of in-house engineers, scientists and information management professionals to develop high quality data systems that are scalable, efficient and flexible. Our team allows us to leverage the technical expertise and experience to provide solutions that make our clients better at what they do.
Our projects often incorporate workshops and needs assessments, technical support, maintenance and training. Our trusted advisors will customize a solution for your needs, ranging from short one-on-one web meetings to multiple-day workshops with many stakeholders.
Our clients include First Nations, local, regional and provincial governments, as well as private sector clients.
Recent Federal Changes to Environmental Legislation - A bird’s eye view
Working with environmental assessments and related permitting and approvals processes is a large part of our day-to-day operations.Read more
Continual evolution of technology improves engineering production processes
Today, we have a plethora of sophisticated tools at our disposal and possess the abilities and skills to leverage these for the benefit of our clients.Read more
The Power of GIS
In its simplest form, Geographical Information System, or GIS is not much more than a digital warehouse of spatiallyrelated data.Read more
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER)
Colville Confederated Tribes
Government of Northwest Territories
Okanagan Basin Water Board