When it comes to environmental assessments, Megan is responsible for the planning, design, and implementation of terrestrial wildlife and marine bird baseline studies and inventories throughout British Columbia. Working under provincial and federal legislation, Megan helps clients navigate permitting and regulatory requirements as they work through their environmental assessment process.
Recently, Megan worked on an R&D project in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada and Simon Fraser University that used biomarkers to measure physiological responses in marine bird populations (specifically, Barrow’s goldeneye) in response to chronic sources of hydrocarbons in their prey in British Columbia marine environments. In establishing this coast-focused contemporary baseline, we’re better prepared to provide recommendations on oil spill response planning.
Although experienced in oil and gas, port development, renewable energy, transportation, and residential sectors, Megan is most passionate about preserving the long-term viability of wildlife populations, particularly birds.