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Compass Resource Management

where good decisions happen

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analysis that matters

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dialogue that builds understanding

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choices that shape the future

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Compass Resource Management

where good decisions happen

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analysis that matters

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dialogue that builds understanding

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choices that shape the future

The experts in bringing decision analysis and structured decision making to the complex multi-stakeholder world of resource and environmental management.

We offer a full range of decision support services, creative problem-solving tools, and strategic analysis to help people and governments make informed and transparent choices. Our core expertise is in environmental planning and policy, structured decision making, and risk analysis. The problems we work on usually involve multiple parties, complicated science and policy options, and conflicts among stakeholders or experts. Solutions for these kinds of problems span conventional boundaries, and a lot of what we do involves working at those edges, integrating across disciplines, sectors, jurisdictions, hypotheses, and worldviews. We’re known for designing and facilitating processes that bring people together to work on messy problems – and getting results.

Recent News

APEGBC Advisory Task Force

  • Posted by Compass Resource Management
  • On May 18, 2017
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) is the regulatory body that oversees the practice of professional engineering and geoscience in BC. After the Mount Polley Dam incident in 2014, APEGBC initiated a Corporate Practice Review (the “Review”) to determine if they should pursue regulatory oversight over engineering and geoscience organizations. […]
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Yukon and BC sign cooperative water management agreement

  • Posted by Compass Resource Management
  • On May 18, 2017
On April 5, 2017, BC and Yukon Environment Ministers signed and agreement pledging to cooperatively manage the shared waters of the Mackenzie River Basin, specifically the Liard River and its tributaries. Compass’ Lee Failing, with support from Michael Harstone and Sally Rudd, designed and facilitated the negotiation process for the development of bilateral water management […]
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The ‘Cost-Effective Resource Allocator’

  • Posted by Compass Resource Management
  • On May 1, 2017
Compass recently had the good fortune to be part of an international, multi-agency effort to develop a decision tool that supports resource allocation decisions for species at risk. Read more about the ‘Cost-Effective Resource Allocator’ at Dr. Martina Di Fonzo’s blog. From there you can download the paper in the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas […]
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Creating a Blue Dialogue

  • Posted by Compass Resource Management
  • On November 28, 2016
In September, Lee Failing, Sally Rudd, and Holly Nesbitt explored key elements of successful water planning processes as part of the Polis Creating a Blue Dialogue Webinar series. The presentation summarized ten lessons from water use planning processes in BC and elsewhere in North America, and concluded with some questions, challenges, and opportunities for the development of Water […]
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Recent Projects

Bathurst Caribou Range Plan
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Platte River Recovery Implementation Program
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City of Vancouver Coastal Flood Risk Assessment
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Missouri River Recovery Planning
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Greater Vancouver Transportation Planning
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Boreal Caribou Range Planning in NWT
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North Shore Waste Water Treatment Plant
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