Welcome To Pinchin West (PWL)

Established in 1985, Pinchin West , formerly Scott Resource Services, is an award-winning environmental sciences firm with over 30 years of experience providing high-quality, cost-effective and value-added environmental consulting expertise in support of fisheries, wildlife and vegetation management. Pinchin West provides expert advice on all environmental aspects pertaining to planning, design and construction for the development, infrastructure and resource industries. In concert with Pinchin West, the combined firms provide multi-disciplinary professional services to support all stages of development, infrastructure and resource projects.

Collectively, our creative, practical and Client-specific solutions allow projects to move cost effectively and efficiently through environmental and construction stages, resulting in timely project approvals for our Clients. Depending on the client’s project requirements, Pinchin West can operate as a sub-consultant or as a lead consultant that can provide one stop turn-key environmental management solutions which allows our clients to focus on their core business needs.

PWL has provided professional services to more than 900 Clients in the private sector, industry and all levels of government including:

  • Municipal, regional districts, provincial and federal governments
  • Industrial and manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure
  • Forestry, fisheries, oil and gas, mining, agriculture, power generation
  • Healthcare and recreation facilities, schools, public buildings
  • Commercial and retail facilities
  • Developers, contractors, engineers, architects, private land owners

Our core environmental management services include:

  • Fish and aquatic environmental assessment (Riparian Areas Regulation, Streamside Protection Regulation and the Forest Practices Code of BC Act);
  • Wildlife and vegetation environmental assessment;
  • Environmental impact assessment;
  • Environmental regulatory permitting and approvals;
  • Development of environmental mitigation and/or compensation strategies;
  • Development and Construction Support (Permitting, Approvals, EMP, EPP, ESC and Environmental Monitoring)
  • Environmental auditing and development of environmental management plans and systems;
  • Liaison with municipal, provincial and federal regulatory agencies and project engineers;
  • Presentations at public meetings and hearings
  • Post-project follow-up monitoring
  • Education and training

Through our parent organization Pinchin West and in conjunction with our environmental management services we are also able to provide services in the following areas:

Site Contamination and Remediation

  • Phase 1,2 & 3 Environmental site assessments, water quality sampling and testing, groundwater management, risk assessments, human health\ecological risk, regulatory liaison, environmental permit applications

Hazardous Materials Management

  • Asbestos, lead, mercury, mould, PCB’s, Radon investigations, assessments, abatement, remediation, removal, inspection services\air monitoring, project design\specifications and tendering, project management

Mould and Microbial Assessment and Remediation

  • Investigation and testing, remediation plans, remediation, removal, inspection services\air monitoring, project design\specifications and tendering, project management

Building Sciences

  • Property condition assessments, reserve fund studies\depreciation reports, building envelope assessments and repairs, project design\specifications and tendering, project management

Occupational Health and Safety

  • Evaluation and control of chemical, physical, biological and safety hazards in the workplace, safety audits\assessments, confided space, fall protection, safety management systems

With the combined strengths of Scott Resource Services and Pinchin West, we are able to provide our clients a comprehensive range of services and full one stop, turn-key project management.


Reflections on 25 Years

It was the best of times – it was ….all good! Over 25 years a lot has changed at PWL. In the early days we were a home based business pursuing clients and projects that aligned with the experience of the company principal. As demand and the size of projects increased, PWL became involved with consortium arrangements with other small and medium size consulting firms. Our mode of operation was to hire sub-consultants on a project by project basis, depending on project requirements. As we continued to grow, in the early 1990’s it became evident that we needed permanent staff and a formal office location. Once we moved into a formal office, with a full time office manager and core staff, our capabilities again increased to the point where we could take on large, complex multidisciplinary projects which spanned years.


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