Melissa joined our Alberta legal team in 2010. Her litigation work at Ecojustice has included seeking protections for woodland caribou from oil sands development and successfully advocating for the federal government to secure emergency protection for endangered sage-grouse populations in Alberta and Saskatchewan. More recently, her efforts have focused on developing and implementing law reform campaigns in partnership with other organizations, including advocating for federal climate accountability legislation. She currently oversees Ecojustice’s law reform efforts to advocate for transformative shifts in law to support a just and sustainable society. Melissa has volunteered with numerous environmental and social justice not-for-profits organizations over the years, including co-founding Waste Free Edmonton. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family (preferably in nature) and is attempting to complete her Master of Laws degree.
Recent blog posts
January 24, 2019
Breaking news: Ecojustice launches lawsuit to protect boreal caribou in Alberta
October 25, 2016
PART 1 Environmental assessment law reform: Follow-up and monitoring + compliance and enforcement = key
September 18, 2013
BREAKING NEWS: Things are looking up for Canada’s endangered Greater sage-grouse