Scott Stoklosar, M.Sc., P.Biol.

Senior Fisheries Biologist

Scott completed a B.Sc. in ‘Biology’ and a M.Sc. in ‘Watershed Ecosystems’ at Trent University (Ontario). Scott is a senior fisheries biologist with Palliser Environmental Services Ltd. and has over 25 years of professional and fisheries research experience. Relevant experience includes field sampling, data analysis, impact assessment and report writing for aquatic studies conducted for the municipal development, transportation and oil and gas sectors.

Scott has worked on over 250 fisheries projects across western and northern Canada, Ontario and the United States. Scott has monitored water crossings during construction as well as conducted post-construction monitoring and assessment. He has completed fisheries assessments and impact assessment reports for organizations such as TransCanada Pipelines, Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration, Inter Pipeline Fund, Synenco Energy Inc., Alberta Infrastructure and Transportation and Husky Energy. Scott is familiar with provincial and federal regulations related to aquatic issues and environmental assessment (e.g., Water Act, Fisheries Act, Canadian Navigable Waters Act and Species at Risk Act) and regularly liaises with regulatory agencies (e.g., Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Alberta Environment and Parks) to obtain permits and approvals for construction and development.

Scott is interested in the enhancement and compensation of fish habitat, where improvements to fish habitat are achieved by such techniques as instream structures, riparian improvements and bank stabilization. As part of several Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs), he has completed literature reviews on the general and site-specific ecology of fish species, the effects of acidification on freshwater biota, effects of sediment on fish, and the effects of thermal discharges on fish populations.
SELECT Publications/Research:

Palliser Environmental. 2020. Fish and Fish Habitat Assessment of Priddis Creek, Priddis Greens Services Co-op Ltd., Foothills County.

Palliser Environmental. 2019. Fisheries Assessment of Nose Creek Erosion Site near Telus Spark, Calgary.

Palliser Environmental. 2017. Kananaskis River post-construction assessment of fish habitat offsetting. AltaLink Management Ltd.

Palliser Environmental. 2015. Unnamed tributary to Pine Creek: assessment of fisheries potential Citiland Group, City of Calgary.

Palliser Environmental. 2015. Fisheries Assessment of Proposed Bank Stabilization at Elbow River, Discovery Ridge, Calgary.

Palliser Environmental. 2015. Review of potential fish habitat enhancements, side channel to the Bow River, Cottonwood Golf & Country Club, Dewinton.

SELECT Publications/Research:

Palliser Environmental. 2014. Fisheries Assessment of Proposed Bank Stabilization at the Bow River near Calf Robe Bridge, Calgary.

Palliser Environmental. 2013. Fisheries assessment of Wolf Creek and Whelp Brook, Master Drainage Plan.

Palliser Environmental. 2012. Fisheries Assessment at the canal inlet dredging site, Bowness Park, Bow River, City of Calgary.

Palliser Environmental. 2012. Fisheries assessment of Alberta Beach boat launch at Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta.

Palliser Environmental. 2012. Construction monitoring at outfall B134, Bow River bank stabilization, City of Calgary.

Palliser Environmental. 2011. Unnamed tributary to the Bow River – Assessment of Fisheries Potential, 12 Mile Coulee, City of Calgary.

Palliser Environmental. 2010. Fisheries assessment of Sunbreaker Cove boat launch – Sylvan Lake.

Palliser Environmental. 2008. Laycock Park restoration project, baseline fisheries assessment, City of Calgary.

Palliser Environmental. 2008. Fisheries assessment of a bridge replacement at a tributary to Crowfoot Creek, Highway 840, Standard, Alberta.

Reid S., S. Stoklosar, S. Metikosh, J. Evans and T. Huffman. 2002. Effects of natural gas pipeline water crossing replacement on the benthic invertebrate and fish communities of Big Darby Creek, Ohio. In Environmental Concerns in Rights-of-Way Management: Seventh International Symposium. Elsevier Science Ltd. pp. 717-723.

Reid S., S. Stoklosar, S. Metikosh and J. Evans. 2002. Effectiveness of isolated pipeline crossing techniques to mitigate sediment impacts on brook trout streams. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada 37(2): 473 – 488.

Moore, D., S. Stoklosar and R. Morris. 1998. Prey fish sampling by foraging common terns: a comparison to outboard trawl sampling. Great Lakes Habitat Restoration and Conservation: The 41st Conference of the International Association for Great Lakes Research.

Stoklosar, S. 1996. Influence of constructed shoreline and islands on nearshore fish community Structure in Hamilton Harbour, Ontario. Master of Science thesis. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.

Stoklosar, S. 1994. Do fractional spawning fathead minnows exhibit spawning checks on their otoliths? Bachelor of Science thesis. Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario.


Guiding Principle

Palliser Environmental’s success is guided by the integration of three fundamental values



Guiding Principle

Palliser Environmental’s success is guided by the integration of three fundamental values