About

Hill Environmental conducts environmental assessments that incorporate the infinite interactions between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems while balancing the demands of modern society.

Our Team

Michele Hill, F.W., F.W.T., B.Sc., RPBio, QEP, Senior Environmental Scientist, Aquatic & Terrestrial Habitat Biologist
Michele has been a Registered Professional Biologist with the College of Applied Biology since 1997. Her background in fisheries, aquatic habitats, vegetation and wildlife habitats encompasses 30 years of experience. She has participated on a variety of studies ranging from 1:20,000 Reconnaissance Fish and Fish Habitat Inventories, Stream Classification, Aquatic and Riparian Habitats, Impact Assessments, Riparian Areas Assessments, Dock and Marina Assessments, Environmental Monitoring, Ungulate Winter Range assessments, Wildlife tracking and Wildlife Danger Tree Assessments. Michele is also the quality assurance/ quality control officer on all projects conducted by Hill Environmental Limited. As president of Hill Environmental Limited, Michele is responsible for the daily operation of the company and its personnel, in addition to field studies.

Community Involvement

Hill Environmental Ltd. is committed to community involvement. Michele Hill has volunteered with Community Futures North Okanagan since 2006. Michele is the Chair of the Board of Directors and sits on various committees including the Business Loans, Audit and Finance, Governance, Human Resources and Executive Committees. Michele has also committed time to the Local Grad Committee, North Okanagan Minor Hockey as scorekeeper and wherever help is needed.

Training and Professional Certifications:

  •  Fish Passage Culvert Inspection Training – New FIA Standards – June 2008
  •  Sediment and Erosion Control – April 2007
  • ICEBASE training – Sept. 2017
  • Develop with Care – October 2007
  • Wildlife Danger Trees Assessor – October 2018
  • Riparian areas regulation assessment methodology – May 2005
  • Environmental monitoring for construction projects – Nov. 2004
  • Registered Professional Biologists Certification current
  • Introduction to Wildlife Species Inventory Training
  • Fur Harvest, Fur Management and Conservation Certificate
  • Stream Crossings, Fish Passage and Channel Stability
  • Present Function Condition and Instream Structure Design and Placement Course
  • Continuing Education Seminar: Managing Biodiversity
  • Fish Data Information System version 7.3 Workshop
  • WCB Level I First Aid and Transportation Endorsement
  • Electrofishing Crew Leader Certificate
  • WHIMIS Training
  • Stream Inventory Assessment Workshop
  • Fish and Fish Habitat Inventory Workshop
  • Polaris ATV Consumer Rider Safety
  • Food Safe Certificate
  • Wild Turkey Certificate
  • WCB-Incident Investigation
  • SEBASE training
  • Fundamentals of Nonindigenous Plant Species Inventory/Survey
  • Landscape-Scale Wildland Inventories/Surveys:
  • Adaptive Sampling Design
  • Stratified Random Sampling Method
  • Remote Sensing for Detection of Nonindigenous Species
  • Digital Aerial Sketch-Mapping for Early Detection and Mapping

Memberships

BBB
BCFSC
College of Applied Biology
Association of Professional Biologists
Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce