Christian J. Stewart, M.Sc, President
Carolyn E. Stewart, M.A., MCIP, Environmental Planner
James Duyndam, B.A., GIS Specialist

Christian J. Stewart, M.Sc.

The founder and President of the company is Mr. Christian J. Stewart, who holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and a Master of Science degree in physical geography, specializing in coastal geomorphology, from the University of Guelph, Ontario. Over the past fifteen years, Chris has been involved in the study of a number of shoreline issues and has gained a wealth of experience in areas such as shoreline management, coastal processes, water level fluctuations and associated impacts, environmental impacts along the shoreline, analysis of flood and erosion hazards and potential damages, crisis condition responses, and the design and construction of shore protection structures. In previous positions, Chris has served as director of the coastal and marine division of an engineering consulting firm, and has acted as co-chairperson of bi-national task groups assigned to examine coastal issues. He has sat on both the Environmental Advisory Committee and the Steering Committee of the Environmental Business Network City of Guelph, Ontario. He is currently a Director of the Canadian Coastal Science and Engineering Association and sits on the Science Committee for the 4th International Symposium on the Application of GIS to the Coastal Zone (CoastGIS 2001) which will be held in Halifax in June of 2001.

Much of Chris's project work has involved the use of Geographic Information Systems. This includes the development of a Canadian Great Lakes Coastal Zone Data Base, the development of Great Lakes shore type classification scheme, the analysis of recession rates using GIS, and the development of a comprehensive recession rate data base for the U.S. and Canadian shorelines of the Great Lakes. Chris is an accomplished author, with numerous publications and reports to his credit, and he has conducted over 100 presentations to both professional and public audiences. As a citizen of both Canada and the United States, Chris is able to offer his services easily in both countries, as well as other locations throughout the world. 

Carolyn E. Stewart, M.A., MCIP

Ms. Carolyn E. Stewart holds an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and an Master of Arts degree in Rural Planning and Development and Geography from the University of Guelph., Ontario. Carolyn has a wealth of expertise in the areas of environmental planning, park and natural area planning, policy development, recreation and tourism development, and municipal planning. Carolyn has worked as a planner for the Niagara Escarpment Commission,in Ontario where she was responsible for guiding and managing development on this significant geological feature and World Biosphere Reserve to ensure it's protection as a continuous natural environment. Carolyn has also been employed by Parks Canada to develop a management plan for Canada's first national marine park, Fathom Five NMP, management guidelines for Bruce Peninsula National Park, and assisted in the management planning process for the Trent Severn Waterway Heritage Canal in Ontario. Past work also includes conducting a number of tourism development and feasibility studies for private sector clients. Currently, Carolyn is involved in managing programs for natural area conservation and resource protection for the Islands Trust Fund in British Columbia. This agency is a conservation land trust established to preserve and protect the Islands Trust Area in the Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound. Carolyn is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and of the Planning Institute of British Columbia.

Mr. James Duyndam, B.Sc

Mr. James Duyndam is a GIS Specialist with CJS and holds a B.Sc from the University of Victoria and has been involved in the field of Geography for the past 7 years. He has been apart of numerous resource management, forestry and coastal (shoreline) projects with the BC Provincial Government and private sector involving GIS.  In the past year James has provided GIS consulting, training, and technical input into software development.  Working with application software including Arc/Info, ArcView, QUIKMap, PAMap, MapInfo, AutoCAD, MicroStation, and GeoMedia, James has developed a wealth of mapping, data acquisition and information management experience in the field as well as in the office.  He has worked extensively on the USACE potential damages study on the Lake Michigan shoreline, providing full GIS support, data collection and documentation, air photo interpretation, and data conversion.


Christian J. Stewart Consulting also has close associations with a number of firms and individuals throughout Canada and the United States who can provide additional expertise in areas related to environmental impacts, wildlife and aquatic biology and ecology, coastal engineering and design, urban and rural planning, coastal recreation and tourism and Geographic Information Systems.



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