ESSA Technologies Ltd. offers professional facilitation services for sound and collaborative resolution of environmental challenges in all of our key domain areas, including terrestrial and aquatic ecology, integrated ecosystem management, environmental monitoring, state of environment reporting and impact assessment. We help single and multi-party groups in many different ways: designing and managing mediation processes aimed at environmental consensus building, negotiating environmental management partnerships, designing and convening policy dialogues and round tables, building institutional capacity for management and co-management of natural resources, joint fact-finding, cooperative research design, ecological modelling to facilitate stakeholder understanding of science-intensive debates, and collaborative community consensus-building.
We believe that effective workshops require considerable up-front planning, organization and preparation, and that high quality, professional facilitation begins long before the actual event. We have considerable experience in helping clients design and deliver highly successful workshops where objectives and outcomes are clearly defined, well-understood, and achieved.
- Developing a common approach to resource analysis and the prediction of environmental impacts on the Hudson River; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
- Development of a management strategy for increasing the effectiveness of recreational fisheries management in New Brunswick; Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
- Identifying research priorities for Ontario’s Living Legacy Trust to improve future opportunities for the forest industry and to improve fish and wildlife access management consistent with Ontario’s Forest Accord.
- Identify and recommend approaches or models suitable for assessing cumulative environmental effects (Cumulative Effects Assessment – CEA) resulting from development activities in the Moose River Basin; Environmental Information Partnership, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment Canada.
- Mediation and facilitation for the preservation, enhancement and use of estuarine habitat in California; Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
- Developing Consensus on Sharing the Thames River Walleye Resource; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
- For more information please contact: Lorne Greig