Senior Aquatic Biologist
EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with specialization in Freshwater Ecology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton
- Professional Biologist – Association of Professional Biologists of Alberta (ASPB) since 2013
- Registered Professional Biologist – College of Applied Biology (CAB), British Columbia since 2013
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Aquatic Biology
- Regulatory Permitting
- Environmental Construction Support
- Environmental Impact Assessments
- Erosion and Sediment Control
Scott Taylor is Senior Aquatic Biologist with over 10 years of experience. He holds professional designations in both Alberta (P.Biol) and British Columbia (R.P.Bio), and has worked on projects throughout Western Canada, Ontario and the Northwest Territories. His main areas of practice include Aquatic Biology, Environmental Construction Support, Environmental Impact Assessments, Erosion and Sediment Control, and Regulatory Permitting.
As a Project Manager and Senior Aquatic Biologist with Green Plan, Scott helps clients navigate the applicable regulatory frameworks for working in or around water. Over his career, he has worked alongside clients from the provincial and private sectors at identifying environmental considerations and supporting responsible development. He has a comprehensive working knowledge of the Alberta Codes of Practice, Water Act, and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, as well as federal legislation including the Fisheries Act, Species at Risk Act, and Canadian Navigable Waters Act. Scott is proficient at completing applications under these pieces of legislation, and is typically responsible for the development of Qualified Aquatic Environmental Specialist (QAES) Reports, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Construction Operations (ECO) Plans, Erosion and Sedimentation Control (ESC) Plans, Care of Water Plans, and Fish Capture and Relocation Plans for Green Plan clients.
Scott’s technical skills include fish sampling, field data collection, statistical data analysis, Geospatial Information System (GIS) analysis, regulatory liaison, technical report writing and environmental construction support services. These skills are applied on projects that require environmental baseline assessments (i.e., fisheries, wetland, benthic invertebrate, zooplankton, phytoplankton, epiphytic algae, and water quality), post-construction monitoring, construction support, and fish rescue operations.