Knowledge + Perspective

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

About Us

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.

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 & 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.

Our Clients & Collaborators


Alberta Pacific Forest Industries Inc.

Barrick Gold of North America

Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance

Centerra Gold Endako Mine

Conuma Coal

Copper Mountain Mining Corporation

Imperial Oil Resources

Kirkland Lake Gold

Newmont Corporation

NexGen Energy Ltd.

Nyrstar Myra Falls Mine

Pretium Resources Inc.

Purcell Basin Minerals Inc.

Teck HVC

Teck Legacy

Telkwa Coal Limited

Skeena Resources

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

Conklin Métis

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

Kwadacha Nation

Kwikwetlem First Nation

Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation

Lower Nicola Indian Band

Mikisew Cree First Nation

Papaschase First Nation

Penticton Indian Band

Piikani Consultation

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)

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Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

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Standards Council of Canada