Four Rivers has developed and delivered numerous environmental programs to support community capacity in the areas of:
- Environmental monitoring;
- Environmental research;
- Environmental governance; and,
- Environmental planning.
Four Rivers aims to help position communities into a place of active leadership relative to the stewardship of their lands and waters. Armed with the knowledge, working relationships, tested techniques, advanced partnerships, and expanded environmental networks, Four Rivers is well-situated to work with communities throughout the North to advance their environmental project and program visions.
Four Rivers has provided over 100 environmental presentations, training sessions and workshops at various events including community open houses, environmental conferences, university forums and Elder gatherings. Environmental support services have the focused in the areas of environmental assessments & policy; water, soils and sediment samples; vegetation surveys and assessments; acoustic surveying technology for monitoring frog, bird and bat populations; GIS/GPS for values collection & monitoring, benthic biomonitoring; and contaminated sites assessments. Four Rivers actively partners with organizations and institutions to bring enhanced environmental services to communities.
“I am completely satisfied with the environmental/technical training Four Rivers has provided myself and Ginoogaming First Nation. I feel the organization has gone above the normal standards for acquiring and providing information to the community and assisting our project endeavours. I want to thank the Four Rivers staff for providing us with the assistance and training needed to meet some our Cultural Impact Assessment objectives.” Danny Michano, Community Coordinator/ Environmental Monitor, Ginoogaming First Nation