Jason Yarmish, BSC, RPBio.
Jason Yarmish is a Professional Biologist with over 18 years of experience working throughout western Canada. Jason completed his BSc in Natural Resource Management as a Fisheries major in 2001. He has worked in various capacities including research biology and provision of technical support to First Nations, government agencies, and proponents of industrial developments. As a consultant with EDI, Jason continues to provide environmental support and expertise to construction projects, by coordinating numerous baseline, permitting, and environmental monitoring works.
EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc.
EDI scientists study living things and the places they live. We work on projects that are being planned, projects that are under construction, and sites that are being reclaimed. We collect baseline information in a project area so we understand the ecosystem and can help developers design the project so it complies with regulatory requirements. Many of our staff have conducted monitoring on construction sites and this perspective enables us to provide mitigation and monitoring plans that are realistic and achievable on the ground. For example, EDI developed an industry best practice for Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers to mitigate impacts to nesting birds. We have managed terrestrial and fisheries baseline assessments for proposed projects and successfully navigated through environmental assessment and permitting processes. In a unique partnership between EDI, First Nations, University of Northern BC, and industry, we initiated a traditional plants project based on incorporating community involvement into requirements for environmental impact assessment. In recognition of this project, EDI and UNBC were awarded the “Collaborative Research Award” at the Northern BC Business and Technology Awards along with our partners Encana and Prophet River First Nation. EDI applies a science-based approach to consider things that live and places where they live.