Fields of Study
A Little About Me
As a professional biologist registered with College of Applied Biology and the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, my experience in biological field assessments has focused primarily on wildlife and fisheries studies and monitoring programs throughout western Canada.
As the current wildlife program lead biologist for X-Terra Environmental Services I
have been involved in all aspects in attaining project specific approvals from government agencies gained during the past seven years working in environmental consulting sector. I have been involved in all stages of project approvals, from the initial desktop screenings to designing and implementing biophysical field programs in compliance with provincial and federal legislation. These submissions include environmental assessments, cumulative effects assessments, environmental as-built reports, technical proposals, private land checklists, and oil and gas project proposals. I also provides technical expertise in statistics and study design for biological field and monitoring programs. I have completed analyses and reporting for a long-term wildlife monitoring program in the North Saskatchewan River Valley assessing wildlife habitat, diversity and abundance using data collected from Breeding Bird Surveys, Autonomous Recording units (ARU’s), winter track surveys, and wildlife camera trap surveys. Analysis of wildlife data was completed using non-parametric univariate analyses to assess differences in species presence and relative abundance in developed and undeveloped areas Within the study area.
In addition, my experience dealing and consulting with various stakeholder groups and organizations. During large scale projects in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Northwest territories Randy worked alongside and collaborated with numerous first Nation groups, landowners, Government, and private organizations. During this time, ongoing communication and socioeconomic concerns where addressed and implemented into project coordination and field programs. Specific attention was given to first Nation engagement, implementing traditional ecological knowledge, and addressing concerns relating to historically sensitive areas.