Veronica Silverthorn,

M.Sc. (QEP)

Intermediate Consultant


Experience: 7 years

SEC - 2019 to Present

Previously with Parks Canada and Environment Canada


Professional Designations:

Registered Professional Biologist, CAB BC (2019)


M.Sc. - University of Saskatchewan

Focus: Freshwater river food web, ornithology, ecotoxicology (2016)

B.Sc. - Biology, University of Victoria BC (2013)

Project Experience:

-Ecotoxicological effects of coal-derived contaminants on river food webs.

-Instructor of an Introduction to Field Ornithology Course.

-Extensive experience with statistical modelling

-Designed and implemented river bird and stream sampling.

-Stream contaminate sampling


Publications and Conference Proceedings 

Veronica M. Silverthorna, Christine A. Bishopb, John E. Elliottb, Christy A. Morrisseya. 2018. An assessment of run-of-river hydroelectric dams on mountain stream ecosystems using the American dipper as an avian indicator. Prepared for: Ecological Indicators. Accessed online:


Veronica M. Silverthorn, Christine A. Bishop, Timothy Jardine, John E. Elliott, Christy A. Morrissey . 2017. Impact of Flow Diversion by Run-of-River Dams on American Dipper Diet and Mercury Exposure. Prepared for: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Accessed online:


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Revelstoke, Spill Response,  Environmental Monitoring, Erosion and Sediment control, Electrofishing, Project management, Civil maintenance, Road construction, Pre construction and post-construction monitoring, Environmental Protection Plans (EPPs) and Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), Compliance testing for land, air and water systems, Water quality monitoring, Wildlife presence absence and monitoring studies, Species at risk (SAR) protection plans,  Terrestrial and aquatic inventories, Bird presence/absence surveys, nest and bird inventories, nest sweeps, Land impact mitigation and compensation plans, Habitat compensation design, Fish Identification, Wetland Habitat, Creation of wildlife harm reduction programs, Invasive species identification and removal, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Environmental Overview Assessments (EOA),  Environmental Permitting Applications - regulatory submissions and process management, Environmental Avoidance, Prevention and Impact Mitigation Strategies, Riparian Areas Regulation (RAR) Assessments, Phase 1 Preliminary Site Investigations, Technical correspondence, Professional presentations, Public presentations, River surveying with SEC cataraft, Fish population and fish habitat inventories, Aquatic salvages, Taxonomic ID of fish and benthic invertebrates, Design and construction of fish habitat, Statistical analysis, , Training for spill response and hazardous waste management, Impact assessment for spill response, Environmental impact evaluation, Environmental emergency spill response, Emergency spill response coordination, Oil spill sensitivity mapping, Clean-up, remediation, and revegetation of spills and contaminants, Detailed Site Assessments (DSA) for reclamation certificates,  Water, land and soil sampling, Asbestos bulk sampling (building materials)​, Lead in paint and water sampling, Lead Content Water Management, Abatement Risk Assessment



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