Foulds Environmental is operated by Dr. Jim Foulds, an ecologist and Certified Environmental Professional (EP). Dr. Foulds has worked on the ecological impacts of a variety of projects throughout Atlantic Canada since 1981. Ecology is the study of the interrelationship between organisms and their environment and Jim is a specialist (Ph. D.) in freshwater, terrestrial, and marine environments. As an environmental consultant, Jim uses this ecological expertise to work effectively, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to solve problems within an ecological context. This background and approach not only help to predict impacts, but to assess their significance as well. Jim also brings to the table a global perspective through experiences in places such as India, South Africa, Northern Thailand, the Philippines, the Carribean, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, and the Galapagos Islands.
Jim believes it is critical to acknowledge, foster, and find consensus among the various interests that surround development and the environment. He encourages both traditional and innovative solutions to the prevention, mitigation, and/or compensation of environmental impacts in such sectors as mining (e.g., gypsum, coal), remediation projects (e.g., Tar Ponds/Coke Ovens), highway construction, aquaculture, shoreline infrastructure development, and other activities that are an inherent part of our culture and society. He also strives to be inclusive in the planning and implementation of development projects; involving all stakeholder groups (industry, regulators, First Nations, citizens) early on in the process. The overall context for Jims work is the belief that the competing interests related to the environment must co-exist and ways to build a consensus, go-forward strategy are critical to future development.