As a Wildlife Biologist for Environmental Dynamic Incorporated (EDI), a typical work day can take me anywhere from my home base of Whitehorse, Yukon, to Southern B.C., to Baffin Island, Nunavut. I am making a career of my passion to understand the interactions between environment and industry, particularly as it relates to wildlife.
"There’s always impact when it comes to development...It’s by no means straightforward or easy but it is important work and I do my best to do it well and wisely."
I now work on a variety of projects relating to wildlife research and management and environmental impact assessments. In my current role, I assess prospective developments and work with developers to minimize environmental impacts related to development. My process involves running field studies to document the wildlife and wildlife habitat present in an area prior to development, analyzing the potential effects of the proposed development on those species, and making recommendations to limit any impacts to those species.
There’s always impact when it comes to development, so we need to do our best to ensure that any effects are as small as possible, and to make intelligent choices about what impacts we can and cannot accept. It’s by no means straightforward or easy but it is important work and I do my best to do it well and wisely.