Alistair MacDonald

MA Geography
Team Lead: Environmental Assessment Support
Phone: (780) 760-1255
Location: Edmonton Office

Alistair’s work over the past decade has focused on designing, managing, conducting and critiquing environmental impact assessments for a wide spectrum of employers and clients, including regulators, communities, NGOs, governments and corporations. His disciplinary focus is on the human side of environmental assessments, with emphasis on identifying and managing against potential impacts on social, economic and cultural resources and values. Alistair has worked in the NWT managing assessments for the Mackenzie Valley Review Board and has presented and written extensively on the corporate mining sector, building sustainability into project development, assessment, and methods. Alistair is also Regional Director of the International Association for Impact Assessment’s Northern Alberta office.

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