Valued Components (VCs) are aspects of the environment that are important because of their environmental, economic, social, heritage or health value. As part of the environmental assessment process, New Gold has completed baseline reports for a number of VCs.
Baseline reports, conducted and updated by independent scientists, provide information about the existing pre-project environment. It is used to identify opportunities to avoid or mitigate potential project effects.
Baseline reports which are part of New Gold Blackwater Gold Project environmental assessment/ environment impact study are available online here.