Little Red River Cree Nation John D'or Prairie Gravel Pit Expansion

This planned pit is north of an existing pit that was mined historically to support Little Red River Cree Nation, and will be 85.6 ac or 34.64 ha with a phased, four cell development sequence to minimize site disturbance and allow for progressive reclamation. Little Red River Nation conducted test hole exploration of the area including 28 test to quantity the resource extent and delineate pit boundary. Development is planned by Caribou Mountain Construction to expand in the spring of 2021 until 2028. 

It was quantified that 674,697 tonnes of minable aggregate material were in this deposit. (based on a 1.52 tonne/cubic meter conversion factor). Based on typical use of Little Red Cree Nation historical use, this pit would provide aggregate, clay, and sand material for 4-6 years for all their required needs depending on production needs.

Black Fly completed the biophysical (soils, vegetation, wildlife, and any weltands/watercourses) was assessed by regulated environmental professionals in the field on October 4th, 2020.


Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

January 1, 2021 – The public period on the project is closed. Indigenous Services Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - December 1, 2020


Indigenous Services Canada
Stacey LeBlanc, Sr. Environment Officer
630 Canada Place, 9700 Jasper Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4G2
Telephone: 780-782-8350

  • Location

    • Little Red River Cree Nation (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Other, not otherwise specified
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Little Red River Cree Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


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...within 200 kilometres
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