Incorporated in 1981, the company was established as a solely owned firm with Vincent Poulin principal and registered professional biologist. The team now consists of Vince Poulin and Alex Poulin. The company invites skilled individuals to participate on projects where additional staff or collaboration needed. The company maintains all the necessary equipment to complete assessments and operational projects.
Principal, engineering & field services
FoundeR & professional biologist
Alex Poulin, B.Eng in Mechanical
Alex is a Mechanical Engineer (EIT) who specializes in field engineering services and maintenence engineering. After achieving a diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology at BCIT in Vancouver, BC, he went on to obtain a Bachelors of Engineering degree from Lakehead University in Northern Ontario. Alex is a member of Engineers and Geoscientists BC (APEGBC) currently working towards his professional engineering licence (P.Eng). Since a young boy Alex has worked with Vince Poulin on many environmental field projects and worked many summers on a tree planting and maintenence crew. After graduating with an engineering degree, he went on to work in the field service industry, with a main focus on water management in Northern BC. In addition to Poulin Environmental Ltd., he also works as a design and maintenence engineer at a slurry pump company who supplies machinery to the mining and oil & gas industry. When not working Alex is an avid alpinist who climbs rock and ice throughout British Columbia and Alberta.
Vincent Poulin, R.P.Bio
Vince Poulin is a Qualified Environmental Professional and Registered Professional Biologist who specializes in forest ecology, riparian silviculture, vegetation assessments, soil and erosion control, ecosystem restoration, fish stream classification, wetland classification and identification. Vince was trained at the North Dakota School of Forestry (now Dakota College at Bottineau, North Dakota) and Utah State University where he achieved degrees in forestry and fisheries. His career began in Alaska working as a biologist on pacific salmon but quickly turned to the Arctic where he spent formative years working on oil and gas development projects on the North Slope of Alaska and the North West Territories. In 1981, Vince established the environmental consulting firm V. A. Poulin and Associates Ltd. The firm enabled him to provide arms-length project management and environmental services on behalf of the BC Ministry of Forests, BC Ministry of Environment and Department and Fisheries and Oceans Canada 8-year multiple-disciplinary fish-forestry program on the Queen Charlotte Islands (now Haida Gwaii). The program examined the environmental impacts of logging induced landslides on forest sites and streams of the Island Archipelago with results contributing significantly to the environmental regulations and strategies that transformed British Columbia’s forest industry and management through enactment of World-Class standards brought into law by the BC Forest Practices Code of British Columbia Act in 1985. Vince became one of the Province’s leading trainers in standards established for the protection of fish and wildlife in Riparian Areas. His forestry skills, extensive training in fisheries and earth sciences enabled him to lead development of Riparian Silviculture techniques for restoring BC’s riparian forests adjacent to streams. Similar skills were used as lead author of BC’s first edition Stream Crossing Guidelines. In 2003 he began development of an innovative methodology for helping to reduce the need for unnecessary fish stream assessments aimed toward classifying BC streams under the Forest and Range Practices Act of British Columbia. That methodology became implemented in 2007 and is now employed throughout the British Columbia Northeast. Vince continues to provide senior consulting services in matters of interest and clients needing special help on all aspects of water management, water licensing, stream classification, stream crossing, and forest restoration.