We help you to save money and protect the environment.
Sage Earth is an environmental consulting firm specializing in Environmental Impact Studies, Natural Heritage Evaluations, Environmental Impact Assessments, Development Assessment Reports, Biological Inventories, Ecological Restoration, Endangered Species Act permitting and Geographic Information Services.
The partners of the firm are Dan Barcza and Natalie Atkinson who have 30 years of joint experience in the environmental sciences and the consulting sector.
Sage Earth’s approach examines existing terrestrial, wetland and aquatic environments in relation to human development, management and restoration proposals. We represent our clients in a manner that facilitates development in a sustainable manner
President, Terrestrial and Restoration Ecologist
Mr. Barcza has twenty-three years of experience as a Terrestrial Ecologist, Botanist, Restoration Ecologist, Dendrologist, Horticulturalist, Wildlife Biologist and Species-at-Risk Biologist. He has managed and been a key contributor in numerous projects including Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Studies, Natural Heritage Evaluations, Watershed Studies, Park Management Plans, Environmental Monitoring Programs, Aggregate Resource Assessments, Forest, Edge, Sediment & Erosion Management Plans, Endangered Species Act Permits & Environmental Restoration Plans. His contributions include management, field investigations, environmental documentation preparation, secondary source review & coordinator of reports. Dan completed the Ecological Land Classification for Southern Ontario Training Course in September 2005, the Ontario Wetland Evaluation Training Course in June 2006, Certified Butternut Health Assessor Course in 2014, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Freshwater Mussel Identification Course in 2016 and Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Survey Course in 2019. Dan graduated as a certified RX-100 certified Forest Firefighter in April 2010.
Vice President and Ecologist
Mrs. Atkinson has over 10 years of experience as a biologist working with the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Wildlife Rescue Association of BC, Grouse Mountain Refuge for Endangered Wildlife and Earth Rangers. She has worked as a biologist for Sage Earth Ltd. since spring of 2006 and for Sage Earth, since 2012. Mrs. Atkinson has been involved in numerous small-scale projects including Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Studies and Natural Heritage Evaluations and has been a contributor in large-scale projects including Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Studies, Natural Heritage Evaluations, tree surveys, watershed studies, tree preservation plans, environmental monitoring programs, and environmental restoration plans. Her contributions include botanical field investigations, environmental documentation preparation and secondary source review of reports. Natalie completed the Ontario Wetland Evaluation Training Course in June 2006, Ecological Land Classification for Southern Ontario Training Course in September 2007. She is a member of the Society of Ecological Restoration, Field Botanists of Ontario and COTERC (The Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation). She also became a Certified Ontario Wildlife Rehabilitator with the Ministry of Natural Resources (Ministry of Natural Resources) in 2009.