IEG is a small employee-owned company of 20 professionals consciously assembled to provide consulting expertise in applied ecological and cultural research.
We are dedicated to working at the interface between humans and their environments, and apply innovative approaches to ecosystem and cultural assessment, repair and support, and to land-use management. We practice in the disciplines of ecology, ethnoecology, reclamation science, and cumulative-effects studies. Our small size and broad expertise allow us to be agile and focused in responding to our clients’ needs. IEG has personnel in coastal British Columbia, southern Alberta, Ottawa, Montreal, and northern New Mexico.
Currently, over half the employees are active shareholders, with the intention of increasing the number of active employee shareholders over time. As an employee-owned company, employees are actively involved in decision making at a company level.
IEG was founded on the principle that humans are an integral part of the natural environment.
Learn how IEG Gives Back
Our lives wholly depend on the existence of healthy ecosystems, but our practices can cause substantial stress to these systems. Thus the health of our societies relies on our ability to responsibly maintain and repair ecosystem health. IEG’s work is focused on innovative research and approaches to promote healthy ecosystems and cultures that support goals of responsible stewardship and management.
IEG is committed to improving the ecological, cultural, and social wellbeing of people and the planet.
Expanding Our Reach
IEG is an owner and core member of the ALCES Group. ALCES is a world leader in the delivery of land-use cumulative-effects modeling tools, strategic land-use planning advice, and the provision of practical strategies to assist government, business, and society.
ALCES assists clients with developing strategic plans for triple bottom line - people, planet and profit. It is a unique collaboration of planners, environmental scientists, and computer simulation programmers who share a deep commitment to helping clients make balanced, informed decisions that achieve environments in which we and our grandchildren can thrive.
Our Clients & Collaborators
We work with clients and collaborators across a range of sectors, including indigenous and other local communities, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations to support sustainable land-use and policy decisions.
Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc.
Barrick Gold of North America
Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance
Centerra Gold Endako Mine
Copper Mountain Mining Corporation
Imperial Oil Resources
Kirkland Lake Gold
NexGen Energy Ltd.
Nyrstar Myra Falls Mine
Pretium Resources Inc.
Purcell Basin Minerals Inc.
Telkwa Coal Limited
Suncor Energy Inc.
Syncrude Canada Ltd.
Alberta Tomorrow Foundation
BC Tomorrow Foundation
Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op
Landform Design Institute
Wa Ni Ska Tan Alliance of Hydro-Impacted Communities
Watershed Organisation Trust
Wood Buffalo Environmental Association
Adams Lake Indian Band
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
Cadotte Lake Métis
Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation
Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly
Cold Lake First Nation
Ermineskin Cree Nation
Fort Chipewyan Métis Association
Fort McKay First Nation
Fort McKay Métis
Fort McMurray First Nation 468
Fort McMurray Métis
Inuvialuit Game Council
Kainai Nation - Blood Tribe
Ktunaxa Nation Council
Kwikwetlem First Nation
Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation
Lower Nicola Indian Band
Mikisew Cree First Nation
Papaschase First Nation
Penticton Indian Band
Siksika Consultation Department
Stk'emlupsemc Te Secwepemc Nation
Upper Nicola Band
Wahpeton Dakota Nation
Whitefish Lake First Nation #128
McMaster University (Sean Carey)
University of British Columbia (Cindy Prescott, Suzanne Simard)
University of Alberta
University of Manitoba (Stephane McLachlan, Myrle Ballard)
Alces Landscape and Land Use Ltd.
Alexco Environmental Group Inc.
Associated Environmental Consultants Inc.
BGC Engineering Inc.
Endeavour Scientific Inc.
Integrated Toxicology Solutions
Kwusen Research & Media Ltd.
MacDonald Hydrology Consultants Ltd.
NATS Nursery Ltd.
O’Kane Consultants Inc.
Premier Pacific Seeds Ltd.
Scout Engineering & Consulting
Slater Environmental Consulting
Thompson Aquatic Consulting
Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery
Woven Paths Consulting
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation
Cowichan Valley Regional District
Government of Alberta Env & Parks
Oil Sands Monitoring Program
Standards Council of Canada