Lyndsey MacBride
Senior Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist and Project Manager, SNC-Lavalin Inc.

The Northern Road Link Project: An Indigenous-Led Environmental Assessment

The Northern Road Link (NRL) Project is a proposed all-season road in northern Ontario. The proponents of the project are the Marten Falls First Nation (MFFN) and the Webequie First Nation (WFN), two communities that are not currently accessible by all-season roads. The proposed road will ultimately connect the Ring of Fire mineral deposits to the all-season highway network by connecting with the proposed Marten Falls Community Access Road (MFCAR) to the south and the proposed Webequie Supply Road (WSR) to the north, while also providing an opportunity to connect Webequie First Nation (WFN) to the all-season road network. MFFN and WFN are committed to the sustainable development of their traditional territories. The NRL Project is an important step in linking the communities and the region. The Project would enable a broader range of economic activity than currently exists by facilitating the transport of goods, services and resources. The project is subject to both the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and the federal Impact Assessment Act.



Lyndsey manages SNC-Lavalin’s Environmental Assessment and Project Management team for the Prairies and Central Canada. With more than 20-years of experience, she specializes in the management of provincial and federal environmental impact assessments for projects across central and western Canada. Lyndsey has a broad range of expertise, including environmental planning, baseline studies, impact assessments, regulatory permitting, and community engagement. She is currently co-managing the environmental impact assessment and preliminary engineering design for the Northern Road Link Project in northern Ontario.