Building Construction - Canadian Forces Base Suffield

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which involves the construction of a new building, which will be located in the southwestern portion of Canadian Forces Base Suffield, Alberta. The Project will involve the following Project components: Mobilization and demobilization of Project personnel, equipment, and materials and construction and reclamation of the temporary laydown area(s); Construction of the Ground Based Optical System and associated infrastructure including access road and utilities; Operation and regular maintenance of the Ground Based Optical System throughout the Project life; and, Accidents, malfunctions, and unplanned events throughout the Project life. DND is responsible for managing lands in a sustainable manner, and therefore, the Project must demonstrate that sustainable environmental protection and mitigation measures are provided and implemented throughout all of the Project components.

Latest update

May 16, 2023— The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - May 16, 2023
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - March 31, 2023


Sheri McNamara
Department of National Defence
Sheri McNamara, Base Environment Officer
CFB Suffield, Box 6000 St Main
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8K8

  • Location

    • Canadian Forces Base Suffield (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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