Michelle is an aquatic ecologist with extensive experience in project oversight, design and implementation of ecological surveys, construction monitoring, natural areas management and best management practice (BMP) design projects with more than 15 years of experience throughout Canada, United States and South America.
Michelle has experience inventorying and assessing flora and fauna in both freshwater and marine environments. She has led and organized projects in various industry sectors, including pulp and paper, mining, power generation, transportation, recreation, urban development and government. These projects have given her a comprehensive working knowledge of government regulations, habitat assessment techniques and monitoring methods. She has implemented projects to meet regulatory requirements under CEPA, SARA, ESA, FWCA, Planning Act, Reg. 153/04, Fisheries Act, MMER, and PPER. She delivers experience and services in ecology (aquatic and terrestrial), biology (aquatic and terrestrial), environmental quality, ecological health, human health and toxicology. She has developed a holistic view of the aquatic ecosystem and anthropogenic activities allowing her to identify and focus on key interactions potentially affecting the long-term health of ecosystems.