Contact Info

Levy Research Services Ltd.
#406 - 135 2nd St. West
North Vancouver, BC
Canada V7M 0C5

O: 604.929.2083

C: 604.916.9243

E: [email protected]


Totem pole

This Welcome Figure at Ambleside Beach is a gift from the Squamish Nation, marking K’aya’chtn (gathering of ocean canoes). In honour of the teachings and wisdom of the Squamish Nation grandmothers, the sculpture fosters respect for the land, animals and people that occupy it.

Totem pole

Limited Edition Print by Artist Stephanie Kewistep
Photo courtesy of Lattimer Gallery

David Levy is a fisheries biologist who provides independent advice on fisheries issues in British Columbia and elsewhere. Services are provided in the areas of:

Fisheries Management

  • fish habitat and stock assessments to inform decision-making
  • scientific reviews of aquatic ecology, fisheries and development impacts for specific water bodies of interest

First Nations Support

Fisheries and environmental projects have been successfully completed for:

  • Cook's Ferry Indian Band
  • Secwepemc Fisheries Commission
  • A'tlegay Fisheries Society
  • First Nations Fisheries Council
  • St'at'imc Government Services
  • Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance
  • Lheidli T'enneh
  • Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council
  • Chehalis First Nation
  • Hul'qum'inum Treaty Group
  • Coast Salish Fisheries Working Group
  • Sencot'en Alliance
  • Musqueam First Nation
  • Klahoose First Nation

Environmental Impact Assessment

  • identification, prediction and management of the effects of projects, policies and operational procedures on ecosystems and on human well-being
  • application of scientific approaches to EIA scoping, baseline data collection, prediction, monitoring, and mitigation

Meeting Facilitation

  • organization of facilitated meetings and workshops to include a high level of participation and clear focus on consensus decisions that stimulate practical follow-up actions

Environmental Planning

  • strategic planning to protect ecosystems and aquatic resources from adverse environmental impacts
  • planning for integration of environmental considerations into development activities that affect aquatic ecosystems

Environmental Monitoring

  • application of environmental monitoring as a practical tool for understanding actual project impacts on ecosystems
  • provision of advice on the design, implementation and reporting of aquatic monitoring results

Integrated Coastal Management

  • facilitation of cross-sectoral co-ordination between agencies
  • development of ICM processes including a shared vision, public involvement, clear environmental quality objectives, accountability, and explicit mechanisms for implementation.

Watershed Management

  • planning, mitigation and monitoring services for effective aquatic environmental management which is most successfully undertaken at watershed geographical scales
  • systematic analysis and mitigation for the adverse impacts of human activities, including cumulative impacts, on aquatic resources

Dave is trained and experienced as an aquatic ecologist and works with First Nations, all levels of government and the private sector to develop solutions for fisheries management and assessment issues. His experience has proven that the most effective solutions result from the early initiation of environmental processes, clear elaboration of management objectives, effective communication and facilitation of mechanisms for consensus decision-making. He welcomes inquiries from parties seeking advice in fisheries assessment and management.