Dave Poulton is the Principal of David W. Poulton Environmental Strategies, a consultant on environmental and resource policy to organization, government, and businesses, with a special interest in fostering cross-sectoral collaborations. Dave is also a graduate student in the Natural Resources, Energy and Environment program at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. His research interests include conservation offsets and other market-based instruments for conservation. He lives and works in Calgary, Alberta.
He served as Executive Director of the Calgary/Banff (now Southern Alberta) Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society from 2000 to 2008, and Conservation Director of that organization from 1999 to 2000.
Prior to joining CPAWS Dave practiced law in Calgary for 11 years. He holds a B.A. and M.A., in political science from the University of Calgary, and LL.B. from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Dave is pleased to serve on the ELC Board because he believes that law should be an effective vehicle for bringing environmental concerns into decision-making, and that the processes for doing so should be accessible to members of the public. The ELC is a respected voice for those issues.