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Veridian Ecological Consulting is an independent consulting company based in Nelson, British Columbia.

Principal of the company is Dr. Rachel F. Holt. Originating from the UK, her graduate studies and research in British Columbia created her passion for the BC landscape and its incredible biodiversity.

Rachel is trained in the science of conservation biology and land management, and accomplished in the art of applying science in the land and resource management context.

Areas of expertise include technical analysis of environmental conditions and trends, working with technical and negotiation teams to solve large and small scale conservation challenges, presenting and explaining complex issues to technical and lay audiences, and scientific development of management frameworks.

Veridian has a strong track record in delivering high-quality products, professional leadership, organization and team-work.

Rachel has recently been Vice Chair of BC’s independent watchdog on forest practices – the BC Forest Practices Board, as well as the board of the Columbia Mountains Institute of Applied Ecology. Rachel volunteers on the Conservation Committee for the West Kootenay EcoSociety.