Lorax Environmental Services Ltd. is an environmental consulting company that has been providing professional services to the mining industry, government regulators and projects, renewable energy projects, First Nations, and oil and gas industry since 1996.
Lorax is comprised of a team scientists and engineers practicing in the fields of geochemistry, hydrology, climate science, surface water quality, hydrogeology, biological services, industrial wastewater treatment, and oceanography.
The Lorax team of specialists have global experience with a wide range of environmental issues and project management. Lorax consistently provides high-caliber environmental services using innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions.
Lorax works with universities and industry leaders to research new and innovative science within the industry and has published articles related to mine waste management, environmental assessment, hydrology and water management, pit lakes, mine closure, selenium, ecotoxicology, bioremediation and passive treatment, climate change, and aquaculture.
The Lorax Team
Lorax geochemists apply principles of geology and chemistry to develop an understanding of the metal leaching (ML) and acid rock drainage (ARD) processes associated with a project site.
Lorax provides geochemical expertise at every stage of a project. Conceptualizing the project and reviewer requirements from the feasibility stage to closure and decommissioning phases.
Geochemical services range from evaluating road alignments to hydroelectric dams project to major mines projects to development and evaluation of GoldSim models.
Lorax geochemists work closely with staff scientists and engineers specializing in climate, hydrology, hydrogeology, water quality, aquatic biology, and oceanography to provide innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions to earth science problems.
Lorax hydrogeologists are proficient in physical and chemical groundwater system characterization and instrumentation in environments ranging from tropical to permafrost conditions.
Lorax groundwater specialists synthesize groundwater quantity, groundwater quality, and isotope information into robust conceptual and numerical models for groundwater flow. Modeling expertise includes development of complex groundwater flow models in FeFlow.
The Lorax groundwater group works closely with the larger team of scientists and engineers to develop fully-integrated, multi-disciplinary solutions for water resource and environmental management challenges.
Hydrology & Climate
Lorax provides clients with hydrologic and climatic solutions for each stage of a project.
Lorax scientists actively engage regulators and First Nations while delivering climate and hydrological services for energy (e.g., wind power, run-of-river hydropower, and large-scale hydropower developments), metal mining, government, and research sectors.
Lorax water professionals apply their skills and experience to resolve complex, inter-disciplinary water resource and environmental management challenges.
Lorax provides a host of water quality services, including data analysis, modeling and reporting, for both freshwater and marine environments.
Lorax water quality specialists work closely with clients to achieve cost-effective and scientifically-defensible solutions for water management achieved through a strong technical foundation, integration with other project components, and effective communication and engagement with project stakeholders.
The Lorax water quality group collaborates with the larger team of scientists and engineers to develop fully-integrated, multi-disciplinary solutions for water resource and environmental management challenges.
Lorax physical oceanographers, geochemists and biologists utilize an integrated approach to characterize the physical, geochemical, and biological nature of open ocean and coastal marine environments.
Lorax scientists utilize a variety of specialized equipment (such as CTDs, current meters, Go-Flo Bottles, and sediment corers) in order to understand the potential impacts relevant to the development of ports, ocean related mining projects, oil and gas industry, and aquaculture industry.
Lorax’s highly skilled technical staff are experienced in working with the development of oceanographic field programs, data analysis and interpretation, and development of numerical models.
The aquatic biologists at Lorax Environmental Services have experience that encompasses both applied and ecotoxicology. This expertise is integrated with our geochemical, hydrogeological, hydrologic and climate, and water quality specialists to develop comprehensive project solutions
Our aquatic biologists design and implement monitoring programs for a variety of project types and for various stages of projects with the intent to evaluate environmental impacts to the aquatic systems and assist clients in navigating regulatory guidelines such that timely decisions can be made to aid project development.
Lorax Environmental Services provides clients with communication tools such as 3D visualization to assist in decision making processes with respect to permitting, production planning, and mine closure.
Lorax has developed 3D perspective images, augmented reality views, and animations that provide easily recognizable views of a project’s design that can be appreciated by both technical and non-technical viewers.