Ecofish Research, a Vancouver-based science and environmental consulting firm, is opening its doors to Cranbrook to better serve two of its biggest clients in the area, B.C. Hydro and Teck, as well as others in the Kootenays and Southern British Columbia region.
The company has worked to reduce the impact of industry on the environment through assessment, monitoring, mitigation, offsetting and design services for more than a decade and will strengthen its ability to do so through its eighth location.
“We already work with clients in the Kootenays, so we’re excited to have a new, local office that will position our scientists to help clients solve key environmental challenges at project sites in a cost-effective and efficient way,” said Ecofish president Adam Lewis.
Andrew Harwood, a senior fisheries scientist will spearhead projects out of the new location along with a team of experts.
“I look forward to working with government, local clients and First Nations to help industry thrive while also preserving and protecting the natural environment of the Kootenays and southern B.C.,” Harwood said.
Ecofish will expand the Cranbrook team to more than six employees over the next year, which will help the company address key environmental challenges in the region and support the local economy and community.
The new office is located at Suite 202, 13-14th Ave South.
Ecofish is an environmental management and monitoring firm that assesses, mitigates and monitors environmental effects of hydro, mining, urban, and government projects on the environment. The company’s team of more than 75 scientists has worked with clients to protect and preserve British Columbia’s natural environment for the past decade. It has also been a key player in developing both provincial and national guidelines for assessment and monitoring.