Falkirk Environmental Consultants Ltd.

We think and act like owners and we get results.

Track Record of Success

Our team has the skills for any project from permitting to public affairs.

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.


We provide solutions that are cost-effective and timely.

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 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.

A Team That Gets Results

We are dedicated to taking your project from plan to completion.

Falkirk Environmental Consultants has been involved in full project permitting strategy design and implementation, budget control, contractor/specialist selection and outcomes management. Project permitting, licences and regulatory affairs for all stages of the development cycle from exploration and assessment to operations and ultimate closure. Design and management of baseline environmental studies. Full environmental assessment process management (Federal, Provincial and Territorial) and regulatory engagement. Government affairs and strategy at all levels from local, to provincial and territorial to Federal and Aboriginal/First Nations and community engagement, Public affairs and communications. Due diligence and risk assessments.

Our Clients

Jennifer Turner

B.Sc., M.Sc., PMP, R.P.Bio. President, Co-Chair and Founding Partner

Jennifer is a Registered Professional Biologist, Environmental Planner and Project Management Professional with over 15 years’ experience encompassing environmental impact assessment, permitting coordination, and environmental management planning. This experience spans an array of infrastructure projects in a variety of sectors. Notable project examples include: mine development (Casino Mine, YK; Red Mountain Underground Gold Project, BC); rapid transit (Evergreen Line, BC; VivaNext Yonge Street Rapidway Project, ON); hydroelectric power supply (Aishihik Generating Station, Yukon; Site C Clean Energy Project, BC); transmission line development (Columbia Valley Transmission Line Project, Atlin Hydro Expansion Project, BC); and transportation infrastructure (Gordie Howe International Crossing, ON).


M.Sc., QEP, Co-Chair and Founding Partner

Michael is a founding partner of Falkirk Environmental Consultants Ltd. and is an accomplished professional with over 25 years of experience working at senior leadership levels in the natural resources sector within BC, across Canada and internationally. He is a specialist in regulatory issues for mining projects and operations and has led the environmental assessment, permitting and government affairs for many projects in western and northern Canada and internationally. Michael also serves as President & CEO of Prize Mining Corporation, Chair of the Board of Ridley Terminals Inc., a Federal Crown Corporation, and IDM Mining Ltd. Michael was the former Chair of Board of the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Michael is also registered as a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) with the Institute of Professional Environmental Practice, USA.

Max Brownhill

B. Sc., R.P. Bio. Chief Operating Officer and Founding Partner

Max Brownhill is a senior professional with strong experience providing environmental leadership for large-scale mining, oil and gas, utility and transportation projects. He has produced successful results in environmental assessments, project management, regulatory affairs, permitting, community and First Nations engagement. Max’s experience includes providing support during the exploration, engineering, construction, and closure phases of the project development cycle.

Max is currently active as the Mine Manager on the Britannia Mine Remediation Project; the EA Project Manager for IDM Mining’s Red Mountain Underground Gold Project; and consulting as the Permitting Lead for Ascot Resource’s Premier Gold Mine in Stewart, BC.

Christy Smith

B.NS, MBA Partner and Vice President, Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations

Christy is a member of the Komoks First Nation and a highly skilled and accomplished professional with 22 years of proven expertise. Her work is deeply rooted in reconciliation and decolonizing the approach to ways of doing business. She specializes in developing long lasting relations, consultation, and engagement, 8e/8f assessments (socioeconomics), reports and management plans that accompany permits and the Environmental Assessment process. Christy has experience in negotiations, strategic planning, risk assessments, facilitation, and mediation. She is recognized for her professional and personal understanding of Indigenous worldviews.

David Parker


David has 25+ years of corporate and environmental law experience in private practice and within the mining industry. David specializes in environmental assessment and permitting of mine projects, negotiating socio-economic participation agreements with First Nations, and wildlife protection agreements with governments in Canada. David was most recently Vice President, Sustainability with Teck Resources Ltd. Under his leadership, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Global 100 Sustainable Corporations at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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Vancouver Office

Suite 250, 1199 West Hastings Street Vancouver BC V6E 3T5 Canada T: +1 (604) 336-6066 E: info@falkirk.ca