Regulatory Approvals, Environmental Assessment, and Permitting
We understand what is necessary to create positive and productive relationships and create the right conditions for regulatory approval success.
Indigenous Interests and Stakeholder Engagement
We strive to build trust and promote respectful relationships within all communities by creating effective platforms for open communication.
Our Human Environment team emphasizes three foundational items: community, communication, and competence.
Operational Compliance and Environmental Management
We are focused on providing effective interpretation and identification of activities required to maintain compliance, as well as establishing environmental management systems and processes.
We help clients along every step of their water stewardship journey through the application of industry-standard, practical approaches, and science-based innovative solutions.
Max Brownhill is the operations leads, a founding partner of Falkirk and a senior professional with 24 years of experience providing environmental leadership for mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, and transportation projects.
Natalie Tashe is a Professional Agrologist trained in project management and brings over 20 years’ experience in terrestrial environmental assessments throughout Western and Northern Canada in leading both Provincial and Federal environmental impact assessments, permitting applications, and environmental design and compliance for existing mine operations.
Jake Stemeroff leads Falkirk’s human environment team and is a socio-economic consultant and project manager with a diverse background in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) consulting, economic and financial modelling, economic development, and community engagement.
Who we are
We differentiate ourselves by thinking and acting like owners, we commit to timelines, and focus on outcomes. Our team has an unparalleled track record of success both in government and industry delivering project approvals in a timely and cost-effective manner. We do this using strong relationships, science and engineering proficiency, and proven communication strategies for stakeholder alignment.
Falkirk has helped companies and organizations across Canada, and in other jurisdictions globally, to navigate their projects through complex permitting processes and political realities, successfully moving them into their next phase of development with understanding, alignment, and strong support.
What we do
Falkirk is comprised of an accomplished team of senior technical, regulatory and indigenous engagement professionals with decades of experience. We are headquartered in Vancouver, BC and our primary focus is on the mining and mineral exploration sector in British Columbia. We lead permitting and regulatory affairs matters for dozens of projects in BC and northern Canada. We work with government, financial institutions, and communities to provide solutions to complex issues.
The Falkirk team members have decades of experience in all aspects of project permitting and assessments, regulatory matters and compliance requirements, Indigenous engagement, public and governmental affairs, and environmental science and engineering. Falkirk is comfortable working within the adapting regulatory environment of Indigenous engagement and within the nascent provincial and federal Environmental Assessment landscape. Falkirk’s team utilizes its complementary skill sets to provide individualized and adaptive services to clients with efficiency and professionalism.