Government of Canada Appointed Member (2018)
Nominated by the Government of the Yukon Territory: Present Term: February 8th, 2018 for three years
Present Term: February 08, 2018 to February 08, 2021
Ian Robertson brings public and private sector land planning and environmental impact assessment experience to the board. With Parks Canada he was involved in the initial national park planning for Vuntut, Ivvavik, Aulavik and Tuktut Nogait national parks within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region and Qikiqtaruk Territorial Park on Herschel Island. He also served as the first Director of Regional Planning for the NWT Government where he was involved in the initial Beaufort Sea/Mackenzie Delta Regional Land Use Plan. Later in the Yukon, Ian was the Director of Parks, Resources & Regional Planning and served 3 terms as Canada’s appointee to the Yukon Land Use Planning Council. Ian has worked in 5 provinces and all three northern territories
Ian has been involved in environmental impact assessment experience as both a proponent and reviewer since the 1970’s. He has worked on projects as diverse as pipeline and rail corridor routing, petrochemical plant development, the preparation of heritage river management plans, regional tourism and economic development strategies, as well as contributing to a variety of infrastructure feasibility and long range planning studies applicable to the EIRB mandate.
“I am a strong proponent of environmental stewardship and balanced, responsible resource development”. Now semi-retired, Ian sees serving on the EIRB as an opportunity to demonstrate his understanding, appreciation and respect for Inuvialuit stewardship values. “Protecting the health and viability of the land, water, air, fish and wildlife for future generations is also a way for me to contribute to implementing the intent of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement”.