Blue Heron is proud to announce that Josie-Ann Tessier, Biologist – Project Manager, recently completed an Ontario Wetland Evaluation System (OWES) certification course. Josie-Ann’s certification qualifies her as an official Wetland Evaluator.
In fact, Josie-Ann is one of only a handful northern certified Wetland Evaluator in Ontario, situated in Sault Ste. Marie.
The Ontario Wetland Evaluation System (OWES) is a science-based system that is used to evaluate and rank the relative value of wetlands and determine their significance. The evaluation system recognizes the importance that wetlands play in preserving ecological processes and functions.