We bring a breadth and depth of expert knowledge and experience to each project.

About Us

IEG is a small company of highly educated and experienced professionals consciously assembled to provide expertise in practical applications of ecological and cultural research.

We are dedicated to working at the interface between humans and their environments, and apply innovative approaches to specific challenges in ecosystem and cultural assessment, repair and support, and land-use management. By bringing together the areas of ecology, ethnoecology, reclamation monitoring and sampling design, cumulative-effects studies, and land-use planning, we work across a variety of technical disciplines to deliver the best in applied ecological and cultural research. Our small size and wide expertise allow us to be agile and focused in responding to our clients’ needs. IEG has offices in coastal British Columbia, southern Alberta and northern New Mexico.

We Believe

Everyone at IEG believes that with energy, determination, creativity, and commitment, we can make a positive difference through our work

Meet our Staff

Our Philosophy

IEG was founded on the principle that humans are an integral part of the natural environment.

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.

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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

We work with clients across a range of sectors, including indigenous and other local communities, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations to support the development of sustainable land-use and policy decisions.

Our Clients


Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc.

Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation

Nyrstar, Myra Falls Mine

Purcell Basin Minerals Inc.

Teck Highland Valley Copper Partnership

Teck Resources Limited, Coal Operations

Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.

Suncor Energy Inc.

Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Walter Energy Inc., Brule Mine

Other consultancies

Alexco Environmental Group Inc. (AEG)

BGC Engineering Inc.

O'Kane Consultants Inc.

Associated Environmental Consultants Inc.


Cowichan Bio-Diesel Co-op

Watershed Organisation Trust


Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

Cowichan Valley Regional District

Government of Alberta

Multi-stakeholder Organizations

Cumulative Environmental Management Association

Wood Buffalo Environmental Association


Fort Chipewyan Métis Local 125

Fort McKay First Nation

Fort McKay Métis

Stk'emlupsemc Te Secwepemc Nation

Wahpeton Dakota Nation

Our Collaborators

We believe that good work should be done by people who are true experts in their fields. Because we are a small and focused company, we actively seek collaborators in universities, nonprofits and other companies to complement our team, and to expand the breadth and depth of knowledge we can offer to our clients.

Our Collaborators


Alberta Innovates Technology Futures


Associated  Environmental Consultants Inc.

Avalon Environmental Solutions Inc.

BGC Engineering Inc.

Black Hawk Helicopters Inc.

Ceanalytic Ltd.

Clover Point Cartographics Ltd.

Derrill Shuttleworth

Donald Functional & Applied Ecology Inc.

Ecoborealis Consulting Inc.

Evernorth Consulting

FM Environmental Services

Gould Environmental Ltd.

Henning Byrne LLP

Impact Analysts LLC

Kwusen Research and Media Ltd.

Kyro Ecological Consulting

Lagimodiere Finigan Inc.

Northwind Land Resources Inc.

O'Kane Consultants Inc.

Pacific Analytics LLC

Pravid Environmental Inc.

Schaldemose and Associates Inc.

SophoStats Data Services Ltd.

SRK Consulting

Thexlwiz Consulting Ltd.

Ver Hoef Statistical Services

Woven Paths Aboriginal Relations,

Research & Consulting Inc.

Nonprofit organizations

Cowichan Energy Alternatives Society

Government Agencies

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Academic Institutions

Dr. Lee Barbour, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Sean Carey, McMaster University

Dr. John Gibson, University of Victoria

Dr. Maja Krzic, University of British Columbia

Dr. Pat McCormack, Professor Emerita, University of Alberta

Dr. Richard Petrone, University of Waterloo

Dr. Nancy Turner, University of Victoria

Dr. Melanie Vile, Villanova University

Dr. Dale Vitt, Southern Illinois University

Dr. Shaun Watmough, Trent University

Dr. Kel Wieder, Villanova University

Dr. Sandra Peacock, University of British Columbia

Dr Steven Newmaster, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO)