Rick Palmer M.Sc., R.P.Bio.
- Project Direction
- Team Leadership
- Fisheries Science
- Environmental Impact Assessments
- Aquatic Sampling Design
- Fisheries Compensation Plans
- Groundwater / Surface Water Interactions
- In-Stream Flows
- Peer Review
Rick is a Registered Professional Biologist in British Columbia with over two decades of experience designing and leading environmental impact assessments for mining, hydroelectric and municipal water supply developments. He has been involved with environmental assessments in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut.
Rick leverages his strong connections within the Canadian environmental consulting industry to custom build multi-disciplinary teams of environmental experts for mining, hydroelectric and water management clients. Under Rick’s direction, these teams have a proven track record for achieving challenging project goals in creative and progressive environments. His expertise as a fisheries biologist relates to baseline/impact fish and fish habitat assessments, fish habitat compensation (offsetting) plans and surface water-groundwater interactions. Rick’s technical background and natural leadership qualities have led to a highly successful track record in government engagement processes in relation to fish habitat compensation issues. Almost all of his projects in the last decade have required his skills as a senior presenter for fisheries and aquatic programs at community open houses, stakeholder meetings and agency meetings on behalf of clients throughout Canada. Rick also provides third-party senior technical reviews for fisheries components of mining and energy development projects.
When he is not working, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children traveling, skiing and relaxing on Galiano Island.