Sarah Bale joined EcoVue in the spring of 2019. Sarah possesses strong skills in policy development and land use analysis, community consultation and project management. Sarah works on municipal, private and community-based projects including feasibility assessments, zoning by-law and official plan amendments, severances, and condominium and subdivision developments. Her municipal work has focused on policy development to manage cannabis production and processing facilities as well as climate change and agriculture. Sarah is actively gaining experience conducting lake planning for community and ratepayer groups.
Sarah has 13 years experience working in the environmental field. Her work history includes project management at environmental charities and non-governmental organizations, policy analysis in the field of renewable energy, community consensus building in watershed planning in northern British Columbia, botany and climate change work in the Yukon, as well as oceanography and fisheries research and policy development in the Pacific northwest. Sarah has also worked with EcoHealth Ontario, CoPEH Canada, Ontario Nature, the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, Marine Conservation Cambodia and Engineers without Borders.
Sarah Bale graduated from the Master of Environmental Studies (Planning) program at York University in 2017 with a specialization in Watershed Planning and Community Engagement. Sarah also holds a Master of Science from Trent University in Quantitative Methods and Modelling. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of British Columbia in Ecology and Geography.
Sarah is working towards her Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and is a candidate member of both the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and OPPI.