A Few Words


Why Zhashagi?


Zhashagi, the Ojibway word for “Blue Heron”, is a wing of Blue Heron Environmental that focuses specifically on providing assistance to Indigenous peoples, 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.

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


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.

Kristin Maenpaa

Qualified Instructor

Working in the environmental, health and safety field within resource-based industries in Northern Ontario since 2002

Anthony Mascioli

Qualified Instructor

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

Nathan Towsley

Communications Specialist

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


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