Sasuchan Development Corporation and EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc have established a limited partnership, Sasuchan Environmental LP.
Sasuchan’s objective is to provide resources to the Takla Nation so it can develop the programs required in order to become healthy, prosperous, and culturally connected. Sasuchan’s purpose is to create economic wealth, sustainable employment, and local business opportunities for the Takla Nation and to conduct operations in a manner that protects the land, its people, and their culture.
“We are very excited for the future of Sasuchan Environmental,” said Tom Lewis, CEO of Sasuchan Development Corporation. “The combination of our complimentary skill sets will form a multidisciplinary team, who are focused on building a sustainable business and providing excellent service and value for our clients. Through this limited partnership we will build capacity, empower individuals, and provide significant learning and economic opportunities for the Takla community members and businesses.”
Founded in Prince George in 1994, EDI is a company of experienced terrestrial and aquatic scientists who assess and manage environmental risks for clients throughout Western and Northern Canada. EDI provides environmental and natural resource consulting services for the mining, forestry, energy (oil and gas, electricity) and transportation sectors.
“We have a vast amount of experience working within the Takla Nation traditional territory, as we have conducted many environmental projects for forestry, mining and government clients since 1995,” said Bob Redden, CEO of EDI. “We are honoured to have collaborated with the Takla Nation and members on numerous fisheries, water quality and environmental restoration projects over the past two decades. With the help of Sasuchan, we will conduct our operations in alignment with Takla’s core beliefs and values.”
“This is a step in the right direction,” said John French, Chief of Takla Nation. “It is very important to our people that any work or projects happening within our traditional territory values and respects the environment. We are proud of our Nation’s economic development corporation and we look forward to the opportunities this partnership will bring us.”