Hayward - Environmental Scientist - Cold Lake, AB, Canada

Marsha Hayward

Cold Lake, AB, Canada


Canada is an amazing place. Documenting it through paint (as an artist) and image (as a photographer) and recording it (through the written word) has long been a life passion for me.
I personally love new challenges, meeting new people and seeing new places.
I travel yearly in the north......"just to take it all in" and record it through creative means.
You cannot avoid the exploration of culture and history through the pursuits of art and science.
We have a fascinating history and throughly modern present and an exciting future ahead.

As Pierre Teilhard de Chardin once said ..."everything is the sum of it's past and...nothing is comprehensible except through its history. 'Nature' is the equivelent of 'becoming."

Marsha Hayward


Environmental Scientist


I am an experienced environmental scientist with a lot of job and field experience within industry and also privately contracted research.
Particular skills are that of understanding of Boreal ecology.

Work History

Independnat contractor

IOGC Environmental Audit

Biological Inventory & Assessment. Freeman & Athabasca River Valley confluence Woodlands County Region for Central Alberta Community Association. 5 year project

Survey Assistant/Environmental Technician

Rare Plant Survey. French Bay Recreation Area

Cold Lake, Alberta LCFASD/Alberta Parks, Tourism & Recreation. 2013.
Silvatech Resource Solutions/ Upland Environmental. Plamondon/Lac La Biche. Survey Assistant/Environmental Technician. Worked completing EFR's, Caribou Plans, General & Rare Plant Surveys, Full Species Inventories, Wetland Inventories/Stream Crossings and Right of Way road work on ALPAC FMA's in their Softwood lease sites (Athabasca, Wabasca, Birch Mountains & Martin Hills regions).
Municipal/County Environmental Site Assessments for Municipal Planners, Private Companies & Parks within Lac la Biche area
Beaver Lake First Nations. Weed Assessments for Right of Way Planning
Gravel testing Martin Hills.

Environmental Scientist

IOGC Environmental Audit Thunderchild First Nations

Environmental Assessment. Siksika First Nations

Northern Director for Province of Alberta

Athabasca Watershed Council

AB Water for Life Strategy. Elected Board Member Position. Sub-committee: Technical. Science Advisory Committee. Working on Developing Phase I of Integrated Watershed Management Plan (Basin Indicators, Report Card of Watershed Attributes/Issues) 2010/2012. www.athabascawatershedcouncil.org
Alberta Native Plant Council. Northern Director for Province of Alberta. Non-Profit AB Organization dedicated to the Conservation and Education of our Native Plants and Native Plant Communities. Helped developed the AB Invasive Weed List, helped prepare the Recommended Assessments for Native Plant/Vegetation Surveys for ANHIC/ACIMS. Hosted Botany AB 2011. www.anpc.ca


Boreal ECO Evaluations Ltd

Examples of various contracts completing Environmental Assessments, Biological Inventory's, Environmental Audits, General & Rare Plant Surveys, Biological Inventory's, Ethnobotanical Surveys EFR's for various organizations:
Environmental Assessments (including a Biological Species Inventory)
Thunderchild First Nations lands, Turtleford SK. location NW SK
IOGC Environmental Audit. Thunderchild FN.
Siksika First Nations. location southern Alberta.
IOGC Environmental Audit. Siksikla FN.
ALPAC leases. location Pelican Mountains.
Independant. location Freeman River and Swan Hills ecology.
CNRL. Pre-Site Assessments. locations throughout NE Alberta, W SK.
Rare Plant Survey location Cold Lake Provincial Park.

Survey Assistant

Silvatech Resource Solutions Ltd.

Ethnobotanical Survey Ft. MacKay First Nations (2009)

Survey Assistant

Cold Lake Air Weapons Range

Elected Steering Committee Board Member

Beaver River Watershed Alliance

Sub-committee-AHEM (Aquatic Health Ecosystem Monitoring) 2007-2010, 2013. Worked towards submitting information and documentation of watershed basin for the State of the Watershed.
Organized and began the watershed basin tours.
Submitted photos to assist with education.
Working on providing accurate documentation of sensitive areas, source water areas and vulnerable areas within the watershed basin.

Environmental & Development Survey Lineal Park

Alberta Trail/Net, City of Cold Lake

Beaver River Naturalist Society Urban Wetland Interpretive Project

Mc'D Slough

for Beaver River Naturalist Society, City of Cold Lake, DU Canada. (2005)

Provincial/Appointed Positions


Boreal Plant Pages

Documentation of Northwestern Canada's Vascular and Non-Vascular Plants and Their Connecting Ecology within a Visual Database. Copywrited.

Qualifications & Certifications

Distance Education

Athabasca University

Portage College Natural Resources Technician

Art & Design

Post Secondary Alberta College

Grand Centre Regional High School Cold Lake

Early Education

Hay River Federal Day School

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