Director: Sarah Bassler
Stu has over 25 years supervising, mentoring and guiding teams to achieve complex mandates involving multiple stakeholders in the private and public sectors. As project leader, Stu has led the inter-agency team in updating and re-writing the 2009 Fish Habitat Referral Protocol for Ontario addressing all Federal and Provincial stakeholders’ roles and responsibilities to working in water. He has successfully updated and implemented the policy associated with Ontario Ministry of Transportation projects through the roll out of the 2006 MTO Protocol, training and supporting resources as part of the six member multi-agency team. He is a ecognized excellent presenter and instructor. Well versed in writing as well as interpreting scientific or policy documents, briefings and correspondence.
Steffanie is a registered professional engineer with over 16 years of experience in civil/environmental engineering. She has broad experience in all aspects of environmental management, pollution control and impact assessment with extensive experience in environmental policy and environmental regulation. She has worked in both Canada and the United States with experience in industry, consulting and provincial and municipal governments. While working for the City of Coquitlam, Steffanie developed the City’s Erosion and Sediment Control Management Strategy and associated Streamside Protection Bylaw, which has drastically improved accountability and compliance related to construction site management in Coquitlam