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Sunkay is an aboriginally owned environmental consulting firm that provides reclamation program management for clients in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Services include environmental assessments (Phase 1 and Phase 2), remediation planning and supervision, reclamation supervision, detailed site assessments, and reclamation certificate applications. Sunkay has also formed strategic partnerships with independent subcontractors who have an industry wide reputation in their field and strong relationships with regulators, to provide expertise in the areas of hydrogeology and risk assessment.

Sunkay has professionals that live and work in the local communities in which our clients operate. The result is a cost efficient and effective response to environmental challenges to minimize the environmental impact of production operations and projects. Sunkay holds verification of the following:

  • Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Membership
  • 51% or more Aboriginal Ownership and Control; and
  • Proof of Aboriginal Heritage of owner(s)

General Manager


Blake Crawford has over 22 years of experience specific to wellsite reclamation. In 1998 Blake graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences, majoring in Land Reclamation. He joined the Alberta Institute of Agrologists in 1999 and became a Professional Agrologist in 2001. Blake has worked in the environmental consulting field throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan as a wellsite reclamation supervisor and a program manager. He is also a Registered Trapper and applies both traditional and scientific principles to operate a Registered Fur Management Area west of Rocky Mountain House, AB as the Senior Holder.

President


Sunkay Waptan (Wild Horse Creek) takes its name from the large herds of wild horses that once ranged along its banks. Sunkay Creek was officially named in 1932 when the number of wild horses along the Sunkay, the upper Bighorn River and the Ram River were at an all-time high. Today the Sunkay is still home to wild horses but it is also part of the trapline that Darla Smith helps to operate which maintains the heritage of the area. Darla has a background in management and safety. She is a local entrepreneur who supports women in industry and is proud of her metis heritage.