Maureen Forster, M.Sc.
Maureen is a senior level biologist with over 30 years of experience in fisheries biology, aquatic ecology, environmental assessment, project management and environmental consulting. She was previously employed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans as a researcher and fish habitat biologist. Her experience includes: the planning, design and implementation of field programs; aquatic habitat assessments; fish habitat compensation plans; application and adaptation of Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) models; instream flow assessments; Environmental Impact Assessments; sediment and erosion control planning and implementation; assisting clients in meeting applicable provincial and federal regulatory and permitting requirements; providing expert witness testimony; project management; and the production of technical reports.
Maureen has worked on a number of projects in Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories and Siberia, Russia including instream flow needs studies; dam, reservoir and other water management studies; drainage and irrigation projects; water intake monitoring programs; wind power, roads, bridges, transmission line, oil and gas pipeline construction and monitoring; fish habitat compensation projects; sediment and erosion control planning; Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) programs for mining projects; and Environmental Impact Assessments for large-scale open pit and SAGD oilsands mines, metals mines, forestry projects, wind power projects, transportation and water management projects.