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Rob Willson, BSc, MSc

Senior Ecologist
T. (705) 645-1050 ext. 325
rwillson@beaconenviro.com

icon Areas of Expertise:

Project Management ~ Species at Risk Studies ~ Environmental Impact Assessment ~ Reptile Surveys and Biology ~ Avian Surveys ~ GIS-GNSS Mapping and Geospatial Analysis ~ Biological Inventory and Monitoring ~ Wetland Evaluations ~ Peer Review and Expert Witness Testimony

Rob has 20 years of applied experience working with Species at Risk in Ontario. Through his authorship of COSEWIC status reports and recovery strategies for Species at Risk, as well as through the development of permits under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, Rob has developed a keen understanding of habitat for Ontario’s most at-risk reptile and bird species. This knowledge enables him to develop innovative and practical solutions that protect habitat and its ecological functions, while helping clients to achieve their goals. Rob regularly completes Environmental Impact Assessments / Studies, Natural Heritage Studies, and peer reviews. He has provincial certifications in wetland evaluation (OWES), Ecological Land Classification (ELC), and Butternut health assessment. Rob has provided expert testimony at the Ontario Municipal Board and has provided expert opinion to the province on permit applications under the Endangered Species Act.

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