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Sal Spitale, B.Sc., M.E.S.

Principal | Senior Ecologist

Sal is a principal and co-owner of North-South Environmental Inc., and has been working in business management since 2001; exclusively in the field of ecology since 2006.

905-854-1112 ext. 202


Sal Spitale has an M.E.S. with a specialization in forest ecology and restoration (UWaterloo), and a B.Sc. in Biology (University of Western Ontario). He is a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) (SERO), and is qualified to complete Ecological Land Classifications and wetland evaluations (Ontario Wetland Evaluation System). Sal is also Past Chair of the Ontario chapter of the Society of Ecological Restoration. He has published in refereed journals, been a guest lecturer at the University of Waterloo and presented at conferences. Sal has also provided expert testimony before the Ontario Municipal Board and Environmental Review Tribunal.

Sal’s professional experience encompasses managing projects of various sizes and complexity for a range of clients in the public and private sector, including as part of multi-disciplinary teams. He has worked with municipalities to development guidelines and management plans in consultation with agency partners and the public to ensure meaningful engagement and collaboration. His experience includes authoring and leading natural heritage plans, invasive species management plans for municipalities and conservation authorities, environmental impact studies, Species at Risk surveys (including receiving approvals and permitting requirements), tree inventories and health assessments, ecological restoration plans, invasive species management plans, and peer reviews of environmental reports. Sal has described vegetation communities, and completed plant and animal surveys throughout southern Ontario following provincially acceptable protocols. 

Through completing and peer reviews environmental reports Sal is well versed in federal and provincial legislation, municipal and conservation authority policies and acceptable procedures and guidelines for completing wildlife surveys and assessing significance of environmental features and ecological functions. 

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