Always a pleasure to catch the beautiful Canada Warbler and today we’ve caught 4! Unfortunately this species is listed as Threatened on the Species at Risk Act as it has declined by 62% between 1970 and 2014. This hatch year male is about to embark on a 3,000 mile journey south! Retweeted by Fiera Biological

#fieldworkfriday Understanding the #impact of a proposed #development on #naturalfeatures often means getting your feet wet. Here, Dr. Shari Clare is sporting her favourite #fieldfashion, while assessing a #wetland in Central #Alberta. #ecology #assessment #conservation

Joseph Litke, Managing Director, Wildlife Biologist, professional biologist, Fiera Biological Consulting, consultant, consult.

Joseph Litke
Managing Director & Senior Biologist

BSc, Biology/Environmental Science
Concordia University College of Alberta, 1997

Diploma of Environmental Science, Soil and Water Conservation and Reclamation
Lakeland College, 1993

Certified Professional Biologist, Alberta Society of Professional Biologists


Joseph is a field expert, with strong project coordination skills. His expertise at identifying birds by sight and sound, and identifying mammals by sign are valuable additions to any field project.
Over the past decade he has become an expert at integrating wide-ranging practical experience with desktop-level information and sound field data to provide defensible, practical advice to clients in all levels of government, private industry, and not-for profit NGOs.


Joseph has extensive experience conducting pre-development habitat assessment and making recommendation for enhancing and restoring habitat, and for mitigating and compensating for habitat loss. He has worked throughout all regions and of Alberta, and conducted dozens of environmental overviews for the purpose of targeting required permits, assessing impacts and identifying project related environmental sensitivities.

Notable Work:

Helped develop and implement long-term mammal monitoring techniques for the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

Examined the utilization of seismic lines of different width and age by large and mid-sized mammals

Studied the abundance and behaviour of northern flying squirrels across habitat types throughout Alberta and Oregon

Professional Associations:

Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB)

Alberta Chapter of the Wildlife Society – Director, 2008 to 2010, 2017 to 2019

Alberta Lake Management Society

Alberta Native Plant Council


Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Biological Sciences Advisory Committee

ACTWS Conference Committee – Sponsorship Chair, 2017-19

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