SILVERWING ECOLOGICAL CONSULTING

FOUNDED ON ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES AND
STRATEGIC CONCEPTS

Services

Silverwing Ecological Consulting was established in 2003

Based in Nelson, BC, Silverwing Ecological Consulting (SEC) provides professional consulting services that are delivered with integrity, innovation, and high standards. Silverwing Ecological Consulting provides services for provincial and local government, tribal councils, industry, and non-profit organizations.


Invasive plant
management

including inventory, monitoring, biological control, and management planning. SEC conducts activities that are consistent with provincial standards, regional committee operational plans, and the client's mandate.

(See past projects)

Strategic
Planning

and facilitation of collaborative partnerships with a focus on natural resource issues. SEC facilitates meetings and processes that incorporate multi-stakeholder input while remaining on task and goal-focused.

(See past projects)

Wildlife
Conservation

with a specialization in bats in structures. SEC offers services in bat mitigation, roost enhancements, and citizen-science programs.

(See past projects)
 
 

Technical writing
and research

particularly focusing on natural resource topics. SEC synthesizes technical information into clear, concise, usable documents for natural resource planners and the general public.

(See past projects)

Outreach
and education

in natural resource management issues. SEC moves beyond raising awareness to focus on achieving behavior change, shifting attitude, and fostering skills. SEC develops concepts and content for educational programs and outreach materials including workshops, curricula and printed media.

(See past projects)

Program
Coordination

and management for organizations, including administration, partnership development, fundraising, capacity building, planning, and program delivery.

(See past projects)
 
 

About

Owned and operated by Juliet Craig, sole proprietor and principal consultant

With over 25 years of experience, Juliet Craig is involved in all aspects of SEC's project planning and delivery, ensuring excellent quality and high standards.

JULIET CRAIG

Juliet Craig is Registered Professional Biologist and a Professional Agrologist who brings a collaborative and innovative mindset to a wide range of ecological projects. In addition to her biological expertise, Juliet contributes a set of communication skills that are a refreshing and invaluable asset to any project requiring professional planning and facilitation. She has over 25 years of experience in ecology and in outreach and educational services that address ecological issues in communities where public awareness is critical. She conducts work on invasive plants, citizen science, and bat conservation. 

 Juliet has earned a Master of Science degree in ethnobotany from UVic and a Bachelor of Science in wildlife ecology from SFU. Since 2005, she has written numerous reports for provincial and local government and for non-profit organizations. Juliet has been a consulting biologist for the BC Community Bat Program, Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee, Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, Kootenay Community Bat Project, and Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network. She is currently the Program Manager for the Kootenay Conservation Program. 

Wildlife has held Juliet’s interest since she was a young girl. Her enthusiasm for wildlife has taken her around the world to work on projects on snowshoe hares, night snakes, spotted bats, kangaroos, orangutans, and chimpanzees. In 2002, she fulfilled her childhood dream of seeing all of the great apes of the “Tri-Mates” in the wild. When not working, Juliet enjoys camping and exploring with her two small children.


Projects

Selected past projects

Invasive plant management

including inventory, monitoring, biological control, and management planning. SEC conducts activities that are consistent with provincial standards, regional committee operational plans, and the client's mandate.

  • Delivery of a wide range of invasive plant services for the Central Kootenay Invasive Plant Committee (2005 onward) including:
    • Invasive plant inventories, site assessments and treatments
    • Biocontrol collections, releases and monitoring
    • Partnership development and coordination of multi-stakeholder activities
    • Development and delivery of training workshops
  • Facilitation and writing of a Local Government Toolkit for Invasive Plant Management for the Invasive Plant Council of BC (2010)
  • Development of an Invasive Plant Management Plan for Baldface Lodge (2007)
  • Assessment of the efficacy of the bioagent Mecinus janthinus on Dalmatian toadflax for the Ministry of Forests (2007)
  • Planning and delivery of invasive plant inventories and treatment recommendations for the Ministry of Forests (2006, 2007)
  • Monitoring of biocontrol release sites in the Vancouver Forest Region for the Ministry of Forests (2003)

Strategic Planning

and facilitation of collaborative partnerships with a focus on natural resource issues. SEC facilitates meetings and processes that incorporate multi-stakeholder input while remaining on task and goal-focused.


Wildlife Conservation

with a specialization in bats in structures. SEC offers services in bat mitigation, roost enhancements, and citizen-science programs.


Technical writing and research

particularly focusing on natural resource topics. SEC synthesizes technical information into clear, concise, usable documents for natural resource planners and the general public.


Outreach and education

in natural resource management issues. SEC moves beyond raising awareness to focus on achieving behavior change, shifting attitude, and fostering skills. SEC develops concepts and content for educational programs and outreach materials including workshops, curricula and printed media.

  • Preparation and delivery of workshops on:
    • Invasive plant identification and management (2005 - 2016)
    • Invasive plant inventory methods (2012, 2014)
    • Annual bat count methodology (2014)
    • Educator workshop on bats (2012, 2014)
    • Invasive Alien Plant Program Application (2007)
    • Biocontrol agent identification and field techniques (2006)
  • Development of numerous printed materials including brochures, displays, articles, website text, educational curriculum, and playing cards
  • Development of the Nab the Bully Plant: Become a Bully Plant Special Agent educational program for the Fraser Basin Council (2007)

Program Coordination

and management for organizations, including administration, partnership development, fundraising, capacity building, planning, and program delivery.


Testimonials

Highly recommended

Juliet Craig is remarkable in her ability to take complex information and organize it into such a way that is orderly, logical and accessible. I'd highly recommend Silverwing Ecological Consulting to help any organization develop their program plans and operational objectives.

Natalie Stafl, Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District contracted Silverwing Ecological Consulting to evaluate options for the delivery of our Noxious weed control program. Juliet was a pleasure to work with and provided very professional services on time and on budget.

Hamish Kassa, Columbia Shuswap Regional District

With her knowledge, enthusiasm and impressive facilitation and strategic planning skills, Juliet has assisted the Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society in achieving its current success. Juliet has been integral in our growth as a society and her long-term visioning and strategic thinking has assisted us in meeting our vision and mission. 

Jennifer Vogel, Central Kootenay Invasive Species Society


Contact

Located in Nelson, BC, Canada

Silverwing Ecological Consulting 
915 Vernon Street
Nelson BC Canada 
V1L 4G7 

E-mail Jcraig@silverwingecogical.com

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