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Falkirk Environmental Consulting
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The Falkirk Team
Falkirk Environmental Consulting Team
We often act as an owners’ representative and are known for tackling strategic, complex problems by bringing forward creative, cost-effective solutions.
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Our Service Areas
Falkirk Environmental Services
Our team members are known as thought leaders in their areas of expertise.
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The Falkirk Story
The Falkirk Team
Our Service Areas
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Our Services

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.

Human Environment

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.

Water Stewardship

We help clients along every step of their water stewardship journey through the application of industry-standard, practical approaches, and science-based innovative solutions.

Leadership Team

Jennifer Turner
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Jennifer Turner
President and Founding Partner, and Permitting and Regulatory Specialist

Jennifer is the president of Falkirk and brings nearly 25 years’ experience encompassing environmental impact assessment, permitting coordination, and environmental management planning.

Michael McPhie
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Michael McPhie
Co-Chair and Founding Partner

Michael is a founding partner of Falkirk and is an accomplished professional with 25 years of experience working at senior leadership levels in the natural resources sector within BC, across Canada and internationally.

Christy Smith
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Christy Smith
Vice President, Indigenous and Stakeholder Engagement

Christy leads the Indigenous Engagement and Human Environment Practice Area for Falkirk, is a member of the K’ómoks First Nation and a highly skilled and accomplished professional with 25 years of proven expertise.

Max Brownhill
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Max Brownhill
Founding Partner, and Permitting and Regulatory Specialist

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
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Natalie Tashe
Director, Strategic Initiatives

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.

Apurva Gollamudi
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Apurva Gollamudi
Hydrologist, Water Stewardship Practice Lead

As an experienced water resources engineer, Apurva brings 16 years of combined engineering, environmental consulting, international development, and applied research experience to Falkirk.

Kate Mueller
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Kate Mueller
Practice Lead, Environmental Management and Compliance

Kate is a registered Professional Engineer and regulatory specialist with 23 years’ experience in the mining industry.

Jake Stemeroff
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Jake Stemeroff
Human Environment Practice Lead

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.

Jennifer Turner
Michael McPhie
Christy Smith
Max Brownhill
Natalie Tashe
Apurva Gollamudi
Kate Mueller
Jake Stemeroff
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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.

Why us

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.