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Dmitry Kats

Dmitry Kats, MSc

Planning Ecologist
T. 905.201.7622 ext. 243

icon Areas of Expertise:

Project Management ~ Conservation Planning ~ Land Use Planning ~ Policy Review and Development ~ Consultations and Facilitation ~ Ecological Research ~ Sustainability and Climate Change Planning ~ Peer Review

Dmitry is a seasoned professional with more than 20 years of international and Canadian experience in private sector, non-profit, government, and academic positions. His work has included extensive involvement with conservation, protected areas and environmental planning, research, management, compliance and audit, fundraising, stakeholder and public communication, engagement and partnership, team building and staff management, business development and strategic planning.

Prior to joining Beacon, Dmitry led his own environmental consulting company, worked for the World Wildlife Fund and other conservation NGOs, spent a few years as a Superintendent of a 400,000 acres National Park in Russia, and worked for as an Environmental Planner in Canada.  Dmitry has worked closely with governmental regulatory agencies, nongovernmental organizations, numerous small and large private businesses, and the public.

Dmitry’s diverse project experience includes environmental planning as it relates to urban land use planning, transportation (with a focus on MTO projects), industrial development, infrastructure, mining, Environmental Assessments, and brownfield remediation. He has also played a lead role in ecological research projects, development and implementation regional natural resources / heritage management plans, and habitat restoration programs. Many of these projects have involved the development of environmental strategies, compliance with environmental legislation, consideration of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, stakeholder communication, and provision of consultation and engagement initiatives and campaigns.

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