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W Georgia St
Vancouver, BC

Zoetica Environmental Research Services is a full spectrum environmental consulting firm, with in-house expertise in Terrestrial Sciences, Environmental Impact Assessment, Biostatistics, Land Use, Toxicology, and TK. Zoetica also consists of ZoeticaNet Associates in Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, Engineering, Statistics, Planning, Mapping, Social Scientists (the Human Environment), and Legal Information Providers (Aboriginal and Environmental Lawyers) . When you hire Zoetica on a project, you get the added bonus of having your project hosted on and being provided free access to the ZoeticaNet system and online boardroom. This new project management system allows you, and us, to work together on joint documents, track the progress of your project, assign tasks and milestones, and to access expert feedback and advice, and to share information in real-time. Over 249 senior-level scientists at the forefront of their disciplines are now signed up with the ZoeticaNet system, giving us ease of access to the leading experts in over 28 disciplines. Zoetica also enables you to solicit answers from the leading experts across disciplines from the comfort of your own home via the ZOETICANET question and answer system. 



Dr. Heather Bears

Dr. Heather Bears, M.Sc, PhD., R.P. Bio

Dr. Bears is an expert Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) practitioner, reviewer, and technical consultant for wildlife and wildlife habitat issues, terrestrial sciences, and ecotoxicology/genotoxicology in fish. She is well-versed in scoping and conducting baseline studies, analyzing and reporting data, making mitigation, monitoring, or compensation recommendations, and leading large scale research programs using multi-disciplinary teams. As a consultant, she works on mining, land development, and energy projects and aids clients in complying with environmental regulations. She has a proven track record of successful projects from Canada and abroad (see 'Projects' under the 'About' tab). As a trusted expert who stays abreast in her field, she also advises, Aboriginal groups, government entities, and other intervening parties on the quality of Environmental Assessments and related reports produced by other consulting firms. 

In the past ten years, Dr. Bears has actively orchestrated and participated in a plethora of consulting projects based out of British Columbia, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Mexico, New Brunswick, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and the Dominican Republic. Clients of Dr. Bears have included over 20 Aboriginal groups throughout BC, the Yukon/NWT, Nunavut, and Saskatchewan, Universities, well-known mining companies (e.g., BHP Biliton, Barrick, Tech, NovaGold, Capstone, Sabina, Seabridge, Avanti, New Gold), hydro-electrical developers (e.g., Innergex, Sequoia, Hydromax, Veresen, BC Hydro), land developers (City of North Vancouver, City of Langley), small energy companies, government departments (e.g., Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada, Defense Construction Canada), and not-for-profit groups.