A Few Words About Us

Why Zhashagi?

WE KNOW THE NORTH

Zhashagi, the Ojibway word for “Blue Heron”, is a wing of Blue Heron Environmental that focuses specifically on providing assistance to First Nation communities with respect to:

  • Environmental training and mentorship for individuals and/or committees;
  • Reviews of Environmental Assessments, permit applications, and environmental management plans for resource based development projects;
  • On-site support for environmental monitoring;
  • Helping to bridge the gap between Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and western science.

Our goal is to encourage the healthy growth of communities.

We seek to provide capacity that goes beyond just the individual.

By providing long-term mentorship services, Zhashagi can help communities give a voice to their environmental concerns and interests throughout the life-span of a project.

Delivering Confidence to People
with Environmental Responsibilities

Blue Heron, the parent company of Zhashagi, was established in 2004 with the interest of providing practical assistance to resource based companies. Through experience gained from extensive work in the environmental field, Blue Heron staff are equipped provide assistance for all aspects of environmental management.

From grass roots site risk assessments, to full development and implementation of certifiable integrated Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems, Blue Heron can provide the level of service your organization requires.

BEAHR Qualified Instructors

SHARING OUR EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

Our instructors are qualified to offer ECO Canada's BEAHR nationally recognized training programs. Below you'll find links to our Qualified Instructors LinkedIn bios.

To find a brief write-up of their experience, you can also view our Blue Heron Environmental website.

Serena Maki

Qualified Instructor


Extensive experience managing environmental compliance and studying environmental toxicity.

Anthony Mascioli

Qualified Instructor


Holds a Masters degree in Environmental Science and Geomatics/Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Dana Lajeunesse

Qualified Instructor


Working in the Environmental field for over 5 years, and holds a B.Sc honors degree in Zoology.

Nathan Towsley

Communications Specialist


Coordinates the outreach and marketing for Blue Heron and ECO Canada's training programs.

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