Erin Blenkhorn
Aquatic Biologist/Ecologist
  • B.Sc.: Brock University (Environmental Science – Biology)
Erin Blenkhorn holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science (Biology stream) from Brock University. She has over 10 years of experience in the consulting field. Erin’s focus is in aquatic biology. She has been involved in a variety of environmental assessments for highway planning, design and improvement projects at the municipal and provincial levels, environmental impact studies, subwatershed studies and environmental monitoring projects. Erin has managed project teams and has extensive agency and First Nation consultation experience. Prior to consulting, Erin participated in several research studies including a project on grassland birds in North Dakota, and a small mammal/herptofauna study in Australia.

Erin’s field skills includes conducting aquatic habitat and fish community surveys, water quality sampling, benthic invertebrate community sampling and identification, targeted species at risk surveys for birds and herptofauna (Jefferson Salamander, Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake and Blanding’s Turtle) and mussel relocations and monitoring studies. She is trained and a member of the Ontario Benthic Biomonitoring Network (OBBN), trained to use the 2006 MTO/DFO/OMNR Fish Habitat Protocol and has completed the DFO Mussel Identification Course. Erin also has a strong working knowledge of road ecology, specifically the analysis of animal movement patterns and mitigation techniques applied to address wildlife movement across highway corridors.