Contact Info

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

O: 604.929.2083

C: 604.916.9243

E: [email protected]



Selected Projects

Environmental Assessment of Proposed Container Port Expansion in the Fraser Estuary

Together with two other CEAA Review Panel Members, Dave developed recommendations for the Government of Canada related to the environmental impacts of the proposed Terminal 2 Container Port Expansion Project on Roberts Bank. The Panel engaged 15 First Nations in the Project Area, 20 First Nations in the Marine Assessment Area and 5 American Tribes during 6 weeks of public hearings.

RBT2 Panel Report March 2020

Technical Advisor to First Nations Fisheries Council (FNFC)

  • Developed rebuilding strategies for depressed BC salmon populations
  • Developed a report on FN interests in relation to Wild Salmon Policy implementation
  • Moderator for the FNFC Science Workshop Series
  • Performance evaluation of the FNFC Salmon Co-ordinating Committee (SCC)
  • Developed recommendations on SCC structure, process and administration
  • Preparation of First Nations consolidated comments on DFO Salmon IFMPs

First Nations Fisheries Council

Fisheries Advisor to St’át’imc Nation Hydro

Undertook strategic planning for mitigation and management of fisheries damages associated with the BC Hydro Bridge Seton hydroelectric system. The information was incorporated into the 2011 Settlement Agreement between the Province of BC, BC Hydro and the St’át’imc Nation and guides a suite of monitoring programs associated with the Bridge Seton Water Use Plan.

St’át’imc Government Services

Analysis of Relationships between St’át’imc Spiritual and Cultural Values and Flow Discharge in the Lower Bridge River

This field evaluation was undertaken with 10 participating St’át’imc elders between 2013 – 2017 to evaluate their perceptions of flow discharge variations on cultural and spiritual attributes such as the “Voice” of the river. Following field surveys, classroom sessions were held to document St’át’imc Knowledge and its application for informing flow discharge practices in this regulated river system.

Lower Bridge River Spiritual and Cultural Value Monitoring

Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River

As Research Director for the Cohen Commission, co-ordinated and provided oversight for 15 fisheries research projects that addressed the causes for the Fraser sockeye decline.

The Commission released its final report, The Uncertain Future of Fraser River Sockeye, in October 2012 containing 75 recommendations.

Cohen Commission Final Report

Independent Member of Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program (NFCP)

Since 2005, Dave has coordinated Chinook salmon monitoring in the Nechako River by serving as the NFCP liaison person with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development and Rio Tinto Alcan.

Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program

Assessment of Sockeye Salmon Population Damages from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

Participated as an Expert Witness to evaluate damages to Cook Inlet sockeye salmon populations from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council