MLi3 is an innovative environmental management consulting firm with the capability and innovation to take environmental challenges facing companies and offer original, up-to-date and strategic solutions using best available technologies that are economically achievable to enable environmental sustainability for future generations.

Our extensive experience, acquired over more than 39 years, has included providing our clients with environmental project planning, Environmental Impact Assessment process design and strategic management, project licensing and regulatory review, corporate environmental due diligence, environmental toxicology, project-based environmental baseline data collection, an environmental risk assessment. 

With networking contacts spanning the country, MLi3 provides extensive environmental services including: Aboriginal Peoples Engagement, Public Consultations and Engagement, Corporate Environmental Due Diligence, Strategic Management of Regulatory and Licencing Processes and Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Monitoring.

Latest News

Developing First Nations-Validated “Engagement Protocol” to Guide Indigenous Community Engagement with Mining Sector

MLi3 has undertaken several strategic exercises to guide corporate engagement with indigenous communities over the years. Currently, MLi3 is working with the First Nations Mining Economic Development Corporation to collaborate […]

Strategic Guidance and Licensing Plan for Renewing Forest Management Plan Environment License

MLi3’s support to the Louisiana Pacific Canada (LPC) dates to the mid 1990s. MLi3’s principal and staff have contributed to 10- and 20-Year Forest Management Plans, and have created and […]

Multi-Disciplinary Support for Key Rezoning Application Completed

Building on a 15-year relationship with Broda Properties Ltd., we’re concluding work for its North Perimeter Aggregates subsidiary. We recently finalized seven key reports comprising a formal application for rezoning […]

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Our Vision

We seek to create informed advice from the intelligence available from science-based evidence, especially to support clients in planning, siting, and licensing their developments. We are a pro-development support team, focused on analytics, evidence, and science.




Our National Network


Working for several decades in the environmental field is enriching, most especially because of the gift of camaraderie and friendship of highly experienced fellow scientists, planners, and engineers. The MLi3 network of seasoned professionals spans the country with a range of expertise, while global, is highly weighted towards Western Canada. The range of expertise available from 23 staff and associates spans the range from aquatic limnology to terrestrial zoology, over a geographic base ranging most strongly from Nunavut to Brazil. Fully integrated and multi-disciplined teams are available with expertise in regulatory processes, aquatic limnology and toxicology, botany, habitat ecology, urban planning, biochemistry, and biostatistical analysis. We are diverse, accomplished, and passionate, with an especially strong reach across Canada.





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Shoal Lake, Ontario: 49.615270, -95.108557
Sarnia, Ontario: 43.024373, -82.316372
Thunder Bay, Ontario: 48.422821, -89.239883
Swan River, Manitoba: 52.107770, -101.265793
Brandon, Manitoba: 49.841243, -99.943882
Brandon, Manitoba: 49.831339, -99.919968
Brandon, Manitoba: 49.833554, -99.980392
Tulabi Falls, Manitoba: 50.481930, -95.264920
Carberry, Manitoba: 49.871849, -99.361725
RM of Reynolds, Manitoba: 49.649848, -95.905151
RM of Hanover, Manitoba: 49.438664, -96.922073
Lynn Lake, Manitoba: 56.844747, -101.043148
Lynn Lake, Manitoba: 56.827939, -101.096535
CFB Shilo, Manitoba: 49.804092, -99.642906
RM of Rosser, Manitoba: 49.898173, -97.472420
Cromer, Manitoba: 49.731400, -101.235930
Wuskwatim, Manitoba: 55.536199, -98.496372
Churchill, Manitoba: 58.761079, -94.145279
Conawapa, Manitoba: 56.907315, -93.387737
Limestone, Manitoba: 56.507702, -94.109831
Blumenort, Manitoba: 49.604390, -96.689510
Falcon Lake, Manitoba: 49.686400, -95.326600
Arborg, Manitoba: 50.908878, -97.226601
Headingley, Manitoba: 49.866478, -97.395480
Southern Indian Lake, Manitoba: 56.779912, -98.930168
Wabowden, Manitoba: 54.909030, -98.630310
Minnedosa, Manitoba: 50.256288, -99.842291
RM of Stanley: 49.192699, -98.021736
RM of Brokenhead: 50.332970, -96.655998
Shellmouth, Manitoba: 50.936147, -101.478395
Otterburne, Manitoba: 49.500075, -97.048073
Killarney, Manitoba: 49.183320, -99.663640
Elie, Manitoba: 49.902153, -97.762184
Seven Sisters, Manitoba: 50.118571, -96.017729
Bernic Lake, Manitoba: 50.429220, -95.453020
The Pas, Manitoba: 53.820922, -101.235580
Waskada, Manitoba: 49.098275, -100.800729
Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba: 52.017642, -95.456944
Playgreen Lake, Manitoba: 54.033360, -98.233920
St Leon, Manitoba: 49.362924, -98.618002
Pine Falls, Manitoba: 50.567811, -96.225085
Virden, Manitoba: 49.853528, -100.931811
Roblin, Manitoba: 51.226889, -101.357714
Portage La Prairie, Manitoba: 49.972864, -98.290558
Beechy, Saskatchewan: 50.880099, -107.384447
Chaplin, Saskatchewan: 50.461614, -106.657156
Cypress Hill Provincial Park, Saskatchewan: 49.621544, -109.911915
Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan: 49.391204, -105.633268
Morse, Saskatchewan: 50.415519, -107.052155
Yorkton, Saskatchewan: 51.217322, -102.467520
Avonlea, Saskatchewan: 50.014250, -105.058816
Edmonton, Alberta: 53.501934, -113.378906
Okotoks, Alberta: 50.736240, -113.969460
Vanderhoof, British Columbia: 54.009225, -123.976597
MacKenzie River watershed, NWT: 65.245208, -126.826172
Whitehorse, Yukon: 60.703204, -135.074767
Arviat, Nunavut: 61.107591, -94.058161
Rankin Inlet, Nunavut: 62.836265, -92.181301
Devil\'s Lake, North Dakota: 48.114222, -98.867485
Rolla, North Dakota: 48.857035, -99.613724
Seattle, Washington: 47.619024, -122.352923
Kenai, Alaska: 60.562679, -151.233673
Pittsbugh, Pennsylvania: 40.485604, -79.988708
Great Salt Lake, Utah: 41.235995, -112.308426
Ås, Norway: 59.662842, 10.783167
Stockholm, Sweden: 59.338092, 18.072510
Chapeco, Brazil: -27.089084, -52.627945



Our Services

Mergers and Acquisitions Support

Working closely with legal counsel, MLi3 senior staff have undertaken important responsibilities for identifying and evaluating environment-related potential liabilities and opportunities for legal exposure arising from either divestiture or purchase of industrial assets. Contributions to environmental due diligence have facilitated transactions involving mines (base metal, rare earth elements), tanneries (Edmonton, Winnipeg, Pennsylvania), forestry operations, rocket-launch facilities, and other major assets.

Aboriginal Peoples Engagement

The recognition of the rights of Aboriginal Peoples in relation to the Constitution Act is growing. Requirements to protect the "honour of the Crown", while protecting regulatory process timeliness, are becoming increasingly onerous. While caselaw on the "Duty to Consult" provides helpful guidance, working with government decision-making processes by means of delegated responsibilities without compromising regulatory process integrity is now extremely challenging. Thoughtful, proactive, and caselaw-sensitive engagement with Aboriginal Peoples is critical. MLi3's experience includes close collaboration with corporate legal counsel and public relations executives, and with government officials, to build process integrity through constructive engagement.

Public Consultations and Engagement

Engagement is now fundamental to most proactive corporate project planning, and all regulatory review processes. Engagement methods are proliferating. Digital methods are increasingly popular, but not widespread through all public demographics. Seeking means to engage with people's "better angels" is both art and science, especially if first impressions of a proposed project create misunderstanding and anxiety. MLi3's experience includes multilingual and multicultural dialogue in many of the more than 65 public processes it has designed and strategically managed. Public engagement processes, for either project planning, or as a critical component of regulatory review, have occured across Western Canada and Nunavut.

Corporate Environment Due Diligence

Since the Bata Shoe Decision (R. v. Bata Industries Ltd., 1992), corporate enviromental liability has become increasingly top-of-mind. Director responsibility grows in importance almost daily. Examining major corporate decisions through the lens of potential acquired liability, or insufficient due diligence, is now commonplace in all but the most reluctant of corporations, whether public or private. MLi3 has worked closely with corporate legal counsel to build evidently diligent corporate action, to identify potential corporate risk, and to support corporate risk-management planning. Perhaps our most effective work has been in project planning, and in the designs for strategic management of regulatory processes, when corporations prepare for major capital expenditures. Often, this has been expressed through multidisciplinary collaboration with corporate counsel, plant managers, public communications managers, and industrial process engineers, always attempting to preclude environment-related risk.

Strategic Management of Licensing Processes

Triggering public review of a proposed project initiates a process of heightened public exposure and, frequently, unmanaged risk. Preparations for regulatory review processes are now as strategically important as CAPEX planning and finalizing a project site, project layout, process design, and in-service planning. More detailed focus on strategic management of anticipated regulatory review process where corporations have discretion to exercise is critical to securing the desired regulatory outcomes. This is especially so in seeking to preclude intrusive approval or license terms and conditions apparently arising from misunderstanding or inadequate public engagement. MLi3 has worked very closely with corporate legal counsel and senior executives to develop approaches to public review processes that seek more informed decisions, less residual risk (to all parties), enhanced corporate enviromental stewardship, and enhanced corporate and public socio-economic benefit.

Environmental Impact Assessment

Marrying science with empathy, and seeking always to understand local history and socio-cultural values, the best impact assessments build trust among stakeholders and the most truly informed regulatory decisions. At their worst, impact assessments are mere regurgitation of facts, without sensitivity to stakeholder needs and concerns, without creation of useful feedback to corporate project planners. Done well, EIA is transformational and relationship-building. Done poorly, it builds disrespect for both corporations and regulators. MLi3 has been privileged to work with proactive corporations, both public and private, who invest in EIA to make their projects better, to reduce "the carrying cost" upon surrounding ecosystems and communities. EIA projects have been completed for proposed highways, rocket-launch facilities, pharmaceutical R & D facilities, smelters, forest-management plans, a wide variety of manufacturing plants, tanneries, water-treatment plants, wastewater-treatment plants, wind farms, generating stations, and transmission lines. Our experience also includes providing independent 3rd-Party Peer Review of EIA documents prepared by other consultants.

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Phone: 204-295-1946