Our scientists, engineers and trained field workers study wildlife, fish, soils, vegetation, surface geology, and terrain around the project to better understand and minimize its effects on the environment. Archaeology is studied to identify and safeguard local indigenous cultural heritage.
How do we do archaeological studies?
WHERE WILL THE SHOVEL TESTING HAPPEN?
Across New Brunswick, on both Crown and private lands that are within the planned pipeline construction zones of the Canaport Energy East tank terminal and in many areas along the proposed pipeline route.
IS TRANSCANADA AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT THIS FIELD STUDY?
Archaeological shovel testing is permitted by Archaeology Services in the Province’s Heritage Branch and is carried out following the strict requirements under the Heritage Conservation Act of New Brunswick.
HOW ARE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES INVOLVED?
Each crew has Indigenous field workers actively digging and sieving as well as observers on site to monitor the shovel testing. The overall archaeological program is overseen by an Indigenous archaeologist and regular reports are provided back to Indigenous communities.
If you have any further questions, please contact EnergyEast@transcanada.com