BEN R. COLLISON
News & Media Features
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Western mining boom puts salmon species at risk, study* warns
Expert Interview | Globe and Mail
* Sergeant, C. J., Sexton, E. K., Moore, J. W., Westwood, A. R., Nagorski, S. A., Ebersole, J. L., ... & Skuce, N. (2022). Risks of mining to salmonid-bearing watersheds. Science Advances, 8(26), eabn0929. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abn0929.
Image credit: Chris Sergeant, 2021
Environmental safeguards at B.C. mines are being eroded by amendments, study* says
Expert Interview | CBC News, Globe and Mail, Global News, Vancouver Sun, Toronto Star, others
* Collison, B. R., Reid, P. A., Dvorski, H., Lopez, M. J., Westwood, A. R., & Skuce, N. (2022). Undermining environmental assessment laws: post-assessment amendments for mines in British Columbia, Canada, and their potential impacts on water resources. FACETS, 7(1), 611-638. https://doi.org/10.1139/facets-2021-0106.
Image credit: Johnathan Hayward, 2014
Private land logging: impacts on Elk Valley ecosystem*
Expert Interview | Wildsight Blog & Newsletter
* Collison, B. R. (2021). Private managed forest: A case study and spatial analysis of logging exploitation in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. Prepared for Wildsight. 42pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.33081.49765.
Image credit: Bailey Repp, 2019