Environmental Planning

Effective planning and public consultation creates the understanding communities need and the support decision-makers want. Communication with the client and within the project team is critical. Our approach is guided by four principles:

  1. Create equitable participation
  2. Explore differing perspectives
  3. Generate opportunities to develop mutual respect
  4. Encourage thinking outside the box  

Associated Environmental Consultants has dedicated teams across Canada that provide the specific skills to manage group dynamics and the decision process. Risk is inherent in all types of communication and can arise through all project phases, but but our environmental planning experts provide a cost-effective means to manage information, reduce risk, and achieve balanced decisions.

  • Gerrit Velema

    Gerrit Velema M.Sc., R.P.Bio.

    Environmental Scientist

    • From an early age, I have been fascinated by the natural world. As a Fisheries Biologist, I help protect biological diversity by facilitating the design and execution of environmentally sustainable projects.  

    • An explorer at heart, I enjoy travelling the world with my wife and capturing the beauty of our planet through photography. As a new dad, I look forward to sharing these interests with my son.

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