WEST, Inc. was founded in 1990 by its two principals, Dr. Dale Strickland and Dr. Lyman McDonald. Since then, WEST has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States, and over the years has included Projects spanning North and South America. In 2017 WEST, ULC was founded with the same core values and principles as our US parent company.
Through the use of state-of-the-art statistical principles in the design, conduct and analysis of ecological field studies, WEST, ULC specializes in an objective, defensible and professional approach to the solution of natural resource problems facing government and industry. WEST, ULC’s ecologists and biometricians have a broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data.
WEST ULC’s experience includes ecological, environmental, wildlife, and fisheries studies based on state-of-the-art sampling and census techniques, vegetation and habitat analyses, threatened and endangered species studies, bibliographies and literature reviews, resource inventories, environmental impact analysis, conflict resolution and negotiation of natural resource issues, and education designed for field biologists.
This unique blend of disciplines and our experience in both areas allow us to provide original solutions to a wide range of natural resource issues. WEST, ULC provides consulting services to government, industry and other organizations, and creates interdisciplinary teams from an extensive network of associates, providing expertise tailored for individual client needs.
WEST, ULC recognizes the importance of our Health and Safety program to our employees, to our clients, and to the success of our company. It is the policy and top priority of WEST, ULC to provide a safe, accident-free and comfortable work environment. Our goal is to protect employees from injury while working for our company and this receives top priority from everyone in the corporation. Our health and safety program and specific individual programs comply with federal, provincial, and local regulations.
As an employee owned organization, it is imperative that all employees embrace a positive safety culture. Each employee knows and understands the importance of being safe while both in the field and in the office as well as being able to positively communicate observed hazards to fellow employees.
In addition to our years of work in the environmental sphere, WEST, ULC has practices and procedures in place that are indicative of our commitment to environmental awareness and sensitivity.