free website builder

MISSION AND VALUES

The mission of EcoTerra Solutions is to support planning and policy development in sustainable land-use and conservation by bringing together the most appropriate data, knowledge, tools, and methods. Our core values are professionalism, efficiency, effectiveness, and scientific rigour. 

STEPHEN YAMASAKI, PHD
PRESIDENT

With 20 years of experience in forest ecology and management Stephen's fields of expertise include collaborative landscape modeling, multi-disciplinary knowledge integration, statistical and financial analysis, and payment for ecosystem services. He has considerable exprience working with governments, multilateral organizations, ENGO, and the private sector. He was post-doctoral fellow at the Université du Québec à Montréal and at McGill and Laval Universities, and worked as a research scientist at the Quebec Institute for Hardwood Management (IQAFF, now ISFORT). More recently, Stephen worked in Washington DC with New Forests Inc., a private-equity funds manager specializing in payment for ecosystem services. Stephen holds a BSc in agriculture and a PhD in forest science from McGill University.

TYLER RUDOLPH, MSC
ASSOCIATE

Tyler has been working on natural resource management, planning, and conservation for the past 15 years. Specializing in wildlife ecology, he is a recognized expert on caribou ecology. Tyler has been a scientific advisor for the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach and is a member of the technical committee for caribou recovery in the Jamésie region of Quebec. Tyler has previously worked with the Cree-Quebec Forestry Board, the Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Coordinating Committee, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation. Tyler holds a BSc in Natural Resources Conservation from the University of British Columbia, and an MSc from the University of Quebec in Montreal in Wildlife Ecology. Tyler is also a Rainforest Alliance accredited FSC auditor since 2012.

GENEVIÈVE OUELLET, MSC
ASSOCIATE

Geneviève is a geographer and soils expert. She possesses extensive experience in environmental project management, having carried out over one hundred environmental evaluations (Phase I and II) for a diverse set of clients. She has also worked as an agro-environmental consultant in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua and is an expert on the physics, hydrology, and biodiversity of soils. Through field research in environmental equity, she has gained considerable experience in stakeholder participation and decision-making. Geneviève holds a BSc in geography and an MSc in soil physics.

TESTIMONIALS FROM CLIENTS AND COLLABORATORS

  • “I have had the pleasure of working with EcoTerra Solutions on several complex projects over the last decade. Stephen is one of those unique individuals who can assess a problem, develop a thoughtful and well structured solution and most importantly, clearly articulate and sell the findings. I highly recommend Stephen if you are seeking professional well communicated solutions to complex problems.”

    TED GOODING
    Senior Partner
    ForCorp Solutions
  • “I have had the distinct pleasure to work with Stephen for four years on the very challenging task of supporting the signatories of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement in their pursuit of solutions to conservation and sustainable development in Canada's boreal forests. Stephen played a myriad of roles providing technical analyses, coordinating working groups, facilitating discussions, and giving strategic guidance. Stephen is a highly professional, insightful consultant and I look forward to hopefully working with him again in the near future.”

    ARAN O'CARROLL
    Executive Director
    CBFA Secretariat
  • “I valued Stephen’s scientific input, especially as Canada’s expert on land-use change in the region. His collaborative spirit was also particularly welcome during the three years of the report’s preparation, as well as during international meetings to synthesize our findings. I look forward to working with Stephen whenever the next opportunity arises!”

    JANE BARR
    Coordinating Lead Author
    UN Environmental Program GEO-5

CONTACT
Email: info@ecoterrasolutions.com
Phone: +1 (514) 357-2610