Bruce MacDonald

Bruce MacDonald

Advisors | Fish Habitat Biologist


Bruce MacDonald has been a fish habitat biologist for more than 40 years. He spent 25 years with Fisheries and Oceans Canada including positions as A/Chief of Habitat and Enhancement Branch for the North Fraser River, Chief of Habitat and Enhancement Branch for the South Coast of BC and Head of the Habitat Management Program for the Columbia River basin. He retired from Fisheries and Oceans Canada in 2011 and started Terra Limnic Consulting. He has bachelor’s degrees in biology and education from Acadia University and St Francis Xavier University and post graduate course work at the School for Resource and Environmental Studies at Dalhousie University. He has worked in fish habitat management throughout British Columbia, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories and has extensive experience with impact assessment of land and water developments on fish habitats.

He was a member of the Association of Professional Biologists of British Columbia and the BC College of Applied Biology for 20 years before his retirement. In 2004 he initiated a program to assess, classify and map lake shorelines and develop lake shoreline development guidelines for lakes in the Columbia Basin. He has completed the assessment of more than 1,000 km of lake shorelines in BC, Alberta, and Manitoba. Bruce is currently leading the Canada Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk 4-year project for Living Lakes Canada to revise the Foreshore Integrated Management Planning (FIMP) standard methods and apply the revised methods to several lakes in the Columbia Basin.