Vice-President, Western Region
Senior Wildlife Ecologist & Marine Biologist
Joined LGL in 1994
M.Sc.: University of British Columbia (Forest-Wildlife Ecology) 1992
B.Sc.: University of Victoria (Marine Biology) 1988
Mike Demarchi has expertise in many aspects of marine and terrestrial ecological research and impact assessment from study design through final reporting and post‑construction monitoring under provincial and federal assessment processes. He is at home in both marine and terrestrial ecosystems and has served as a senior project biologist on a number of high‑profile projects for clients at all levels of government, First Nations, Crown corporations, military, small private firms, and multi-national companies. His work involves metal and coal mines, quarries, airports, hydroelectric dams and reservoirs, geothermal energy, transmission lines, marine and terrestrial seismic surveys, rapid transit, highways, gas and oil pipelines, offshore wind power, and marine port and terminal facilities. Mike has designed and implemented large-scale aerial inventories and radio telemetry studies of birds and ungulates, and is very familiar with DNA hair sampling of grizzly bears. He regularly provides governments, NGOs, and private firms with technical advice on matters pertaining to noise effects on birds and mammals in marine environments. He has worked closely with numerous First Nations in B.C., providing technical advice on land and resource matters by way of expert testimony, management support, and treaty negotiation and implementation. Mike is a Registered Professional Biologist (R.P.Bio.) in B.C. under the College of Applied Biologists.