Defence Research and Development Canada Tent Installation - Canadian Forces Base Suffield

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a project which consists of installing a temporary soft-membrane structure within the Experimental Proving Grounds. The structure is to be raised at a previously occupied site of a 300 foot tower. The site requires removal of debris and placement of geotextile fabric, along with crushed rock. Furthermore, the site needs to be levelled, so the soft membrane structure can be erected. The site may require a unexploded explosive ordnance sweep for the construction of the site. The site will be disassembled at the end and efforts will be put in for land reclamation.

Site work will consist of laying a geotextile tarp/fabric, laying and levelling the crushed rock. Transport and assembly of the soft-membrane test enclosure. Test enclosure will be 150 feet x 50 feet with internal peak height of roughly 25 feet. The structure will be a steel framed, fabric covered building with steel framing on the two end walls, along with fabric cladding. The building will require power supply to power test instruments and exhaust fans.

Latest update

September 7, 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 - September 7, 2023
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - July 27, 2022


Corey Davidson
Defence Research and Development Canada
Corey Davidson, Environment Officer
DRDC-Suffield Research Centre, PO Box 4000, Station Main
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8K6

  • 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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