Mimulus Biological Consultants
Mimulus Biological Consultants, under the leadership of Michele Jones, has been in business since 1996 serving clients as a respected, consulting firm that provides training, inventory, and assessment services.
We specialize in the identification of ecosystems and habitats, both in the field and through the interpretation of aerial photographs. Our ecologists are skilled in recognizing and measuring the complexities of natural systems. Additionally, we employ professional educators, able to work with and train various skill levels and age groups. This combination enables Mimulus Biological Consultants to provide a wide range of services.
Consultants working for Mimulus are specialists in plant identification and measurement, wildlife identification, and ecological assessment. Challenging ecosystems, such as estuaries, wetlands, and riparian areas are among the many sites in which the company has worked.
- BC Conservation Foundation
- BC Ministry of Environment
- BC Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
- BC Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management
- British Columbia Wildlife Federation
- Cape Mudge First Nation
- City of Nanaimo
- College of Applied Biology
- Comox Valley Regional District
- Cowichan Tribes
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Klahoose First Nation
- Nanaimo Regional District
- Regional District of Comox-Strathcona
Private and Companies
- Anderson Civil Engineering
- Carcross / Tagish First Nation
- Dayton-Knight Ltd.
- D.R. Systems
- EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
- E. Wind Consulting
- Levelton Consultants Ltd.
- Living Forest Communities, Inc
- McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd
- Mainstream Biological Consulting
- Precision Identification
- Quercus Consulting
- Terrestrial Information Services
- Trilogy Properties Vancouver Island Corporation
- BC Conservation Foundation
- BC Wildlife Federation
- Comox Valley Land Trust
- Comox Valley Project Watershed Society
- Cowichan Valley Land Trust
- Creative Employment Access Society
- Ducks Unlimited
- Greenways Land Trust
- Millard-Piercy Watershed Stewards
- Okanagan Innovative Forestry Society
- Quadra Island Salmon Enhancement Society
- Tsolum River Restoration Society
- Willow Creek Stewards
- Sensitive Ecosystem Inventory (SEI)
- Environmental Assessment (Cumberland Waste Water Treatment Wetland)
- Legislated Riparian Assessments in BC
- Ecological Assessment of Water Level Changes to the Southern Lakes (Carcross/Tagish First Nation)
- Vegetation Communities within the Campbell River Estuary (Greenways Land Trust)
- Preliminary Ecological Assessment of the Trilogy Properties (Cumberland)
- Ecological Assessments of the Elkington Estate Lands (Living Forest Communities, Inc.).
- Ecological Assessment of the North Denman Lands and Chickadee Lake.
- Species at Risk Assessments (2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler).
- Riparian Areas Regulation Assessments.
- Wetlands Institute (100-Mile House, Victoria, Canal Flats, Kamloops, Sea to Sky Corridor, Central Vancouver Island).
- Vegetation Resources Inventory (VRI)
- Monitoring and assessment of eelgrass transplants (Roberts Bank, BC).
- Environmental Impact Assessments.
Michele Jones - Senior Biologist, R.P. Bio., M.Sc.
Michele Jones has been instructing professionals and environmental technicians at all skill levels and ages for over 20 years for government agencies, First Nations, and various educational organizations. She has taught BC Inventory procedures throughout the province. She instructs at North Island College on Vancouver Island as well as teaching several field programs through Vancouver Island University and the Natural Resources Training Group. She has been one of two instructors of the Riparian Areas Regulation Assessment methodology for over ten years. She is also a certified Streamkeepers and Wetlandkeepers and Wetlands Institute instructor.
Julie Micksch - Biologist, B.Sc.
Ms. Micksch has worked for Mimulus Biological Consultants for over 15 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science from Royal Roads University and a Renewable Resources Diploma from North Island College. She is well acquainted with current survey and sampling protocols, as well as relevant government regulations and legislation. She specializes in wildlife surveys, ecosystem delineation and habitat assessments, and is also known for her broad knowledge of sensitive ecosystems and species at risk. Her niche is her ability to work in remote areas and rugged terrain. In addition, Ms. Micksch teaches wildlife identification, and wetland, stream and vegetation survey techniques to a broad range of clientele through Vancouver Island University and the BC Wildlife Federation Wetland Education Programs.
Julie Micksch has 15 years of experience in the environmental consulting profession. She has managed and participated in numerous environmental projects including wildlife surveys (specifically snail, amphibian, mammal, and bird surveys), stream and wetland assessments (including riparian area assessments), ecological assessments, environmental risk assessments, vegetation surveys (including VRI and SIBEC surveys), resource and habitat mapping, water quality monitoring, soil testing, and contaminated site assessments. She has provided instruction in the Aboriginal Environmental Technician Program (Vancouver Island University), the Wetlands Institute (BCWF), and Wetlandkeepers training (BCWF).
Julie Micksch has worked in both the public and private sectors for numerous consultants as well as government agencies including Environment Canada, the BC Ministry of Transportation, the BC Ministry of Forests and Range, and the BC Ministry of Environment. As a result, she is well acquainted with current survey and sampling protocols, as well as relevant government regulations and legislation. In her spare time she volunteers with the Wildlife Tree Stewardship Program (WiTS).