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Partners | Intervale Associates

Our Partners


Intervale greatly appreciates the financial and in-kind support of many nonprofit and Aboriginal organizations, foundations, businesses, government departments, and individuals. A partial list of organizations that served as partners in one or more Intervale project initiatives or that contracted our services appears below: 



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Atlantic Minerals Ltd.
Alberta Economic Development
Association of Heritage Industries
Atlantic Outdoor Adventure Partnership, Newfoundland & Labrador 
Avis Rent A Car, Deer Lake, Newfoundland
Bird Studies Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador, Dept. of Education
Newfoundland and Labrador, Dept. of Environment and Conservation
Newfoundland and Labrador, Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture 
Newfoundland and Labrador, Dept. of Innovation, Business and Rural Development 
Newfoundland and Labrador, Dept. of Municipal Affairs

Bonne Bay Marine Station, Memorial University of Newfoundland
CBC Radio
CLD Basse-Côte-Nord
Community-University Research for Recovery Alliance
Conservation Corps of Newfoundland & Labrador
Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
Destination Viking Sagalands, Newfoundland & Labrador
New Zealand Tourism Research Institute
Ocean View Resort
Parks Canada
Professional Fish Harvesters Certification Board
Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band
Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF)
Red Ochre Regional Economic Development Board
Riverlodge Hotel 



Ducks Unlimited Canada
Eastern Habitat Joint Venture
Environment Canada
Fish, Food, and Allied Workers
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
G.G. Beck Ecological Consulting
Grand Codroy Wildlife Museum
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University
Golder Associates
Gros Morne Cooperating Association
Sternthal Katznelson Montigny
Stikeman Elliott LLP
The EJLB Foundation
The Navigator Magazine
Torngat Wildlife, Plants & Fisheries Secretariat
Tourism Atlantic
Town of Flowers Cove, NL
Town of Forteau, NL
Town of Main Brook, NL
Tuckamore Lodge
Vidcraft Productions
Viking Trail Tourism Association

Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism
Hi-Point Industries
Innu Nation 
J. Nix Art and Design 
James L. Baillie Memorial Fund
Junior Canadian Rangers
K and K Datapro
Kalahari Management Inc.
Leading Edge Credit Union
Limestone Barrens Habitat Stewardship Program
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Merry’s Seafoods Ltd.
Nature Canada
Nature Conservancy Canada
White Bay Central
Development Association
Wildlife Habitat Canada 
World Wildlife Fund Canada
Shell Canada
Smyth Woodland & Del Rizzo
Newfoundland and Labrador, Dept. of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
Newfoundland & Labrador Outfitters Association 
Newfoundland Labrador Hydro

Sample Projects

Listed below is a overview of some of the projects we have done with our partners.

World Wildlife Fund/ Environment Canada

Intervale consulted to the Endangered Species Recovery Fund, a funding program managed by World Wildlife Fund and Environment Canada for projects aimed at the recovery of species at risk.  Intervale developed guidelines for applicants seeking grants from the ESRF for education and outreach projects and provided review criteria to the Scenitific Advisory Committee of the ESRF.

Tuckamore Lodge

Tuckamore Lodge is a first-rate accommodation and outfitting service for visitors to the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. Guests from Premiers to sportsmen and women have chosen the lodge as their home base for exploring everything from the wilderness to the historic sites of the region. Intervale is providing technical expertise in packaged programs and other services to this friendly, locally-owned and managed lodge (see www.tuckamorelodge.com). 

The ELJB Foundation

Intervale is working with The EJLB Foundation and partners in Canada to demonstrate natural, cost-effective solutions to the urgent need for wastewater treatment in small communities. In conjunction with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Town of Forteau, Intervale in 2005 installed the first peatbale wastewater treatment systems, which use sphagnum peat moss to treat harmful bacteria and purify the wastewater. With Environment Canada and other partners, Intervale is influencing policy-makers to adopt integrated wastewater management procedures. 

Kalahari Management Inc.

Intervale Associates worked in collaboration with Kalahari Management on a number of sustainable tourism projects including the Gros Morne Institute’s Greening Your Business Program and the Canadian Badlands SAMDA Regional Tourism Plan. In addition, both Intervale and Kalahari Management have participated in the European Nature-based Tourism Program offering training opportunities at their transnational workshops (see www.kalahari-online.com

Gros Morne Cooperating Association

In 2005, Intervale staff worked in partnership with Gros Morne Cooperating Association, Parks Canada, and Gros Morne communities to complete an integrated solid waste management strategy for the region. The strategy aims to significantly reduce waste transferred to landfills through waste minimization (education and incentive mechanisms) and waste reduction and diversion (disposal bans, household hazardous waste separation, increased recycling and composting) (see www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/visit/visit3a_e.asp and www.grosmornetravel.com).

Tourism Atlantic

Intervale consulted to Tourism Atlantic’s, Great Atlantic Outdoors Adventure Partnership, a marketing partnership of outfitters in eastern Canada diversifying into the adventure tourism industry (see www.atlanticoutdoors.ca).

Eastern Habitat Joint Venture (North American Waterfowl Management Plan)

Intervale conducted the first audit of municipal wetlands stewardship in Newfoundland and Labrador, a long-term program of the Eastern Habitat Joint Venture, which is a U.S. and Canada joint initiative under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP). NAWMP is an agreement among federal and state/provincial governments in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico to restore and manage waterfowl populations and their habitats.

Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (CANAL)

The Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (CANAL) is mandated to facilitate the successful development of the province’s cruise product. In the spring of 2005, Intervale was hired to administer CANAL’s Port Readiness Program. The program has four main phases including: a needs assessment of the cruise industry, a training manual for ports on how to host a cruise ship, a series of workshops at thirty key ports, and a marketing program to strengthen links with the transatlantic market (see www.cruisenewfoundlandlabrador.com and www.cruisetosuccess.blogspot.com).

Wildlife Habitat Canada

Intervale staff member Kathleen Blanchard implemented stewardship programs in Newfoundland and Labrador for Canada’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife habitat. WHC is also a partner in developing wastewater solutions and the protection of critical habitat in Newfoundland and Labrador.
For more information (see www.whc.org). 

Viking Trail Tourism Association (VTTA)

Intervale consulted to the VTTA to administer the European-based Destination Viking Sagalands Program in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Through this program, Intervale has helped to coordinate a Viking Market and Fair on the St. John’s waterfront, a Norse seminar at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada with participants from eight northern European countries, and a marketing program in collaboration with Applecore Interactive and European partners to help promote Norse sites in the North Atlantic. The Destination Viking Sagalands Program was administered in partnership with the Historic Sites Association, Parks Canada, and the Port of St. John’s in Canada as well as the European Union’s Office of North Atlantic Agreement and Interreg IIIB Northern Periphery Program 
(see www.vikingtrail.org). 

Parks Canada, Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne National Park, one of only two national parks in Newfoundland and Labrador, draws more than 100,000 annually to enjoy its outstanding geologic features of rugged mountains, ancient bedrock, and fjords. Yet national parks can be more than places to enjoy nature-they can be demonstration sites for how human beings can interact wisely with the land. Intervale introduced Parks Canada to the peat filter wastewater treatment system designed by engineer Dennis Martin. A large peat filter wastewater system was built at Western Brook Pond, in Gros Morne National Park. Intervale is also partnering with Parks Canada and local communities in the development of an environmentally friendly solid waste management strategy for the region.
(see www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nl/grosmorne/index_e.asp). (see www.vikingtrail.org). 

Government of Canada Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk

In collaboration with the National Recovery Team for Wolffish and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Intervale developed a stewardship and education program for fish harvesters in eastern Canada. The goal is to reduce mortality due to bycatch for three species of wolffish that are now protected under the new federal Species at Risk Act. Northem and spotted are listed as Threatened, while Atlantic or striped wolffish are listed as Special Concern. 

Environment Canada, Science Horizons Program

based at the National Water Research Institute
Under the Science Horizons Program for Youth Internships, Intervale is providing career training and job experience in wastewater technology to a qualified Canadian, while the National Water Research Institute is providing science mentoring in water quality monitoring.

Environment Canada, Canadian Wildlife Services (Quebec)

Intervale developed a strategy for how to engage local communities along the Quebec North Shore in migratory bird conservation, with emphasis on seabirds and waterfowl, the nine federal migratory bird sanctuaries, and the involvement of aboriinal communities. Intervale presented the strategy in powerpoint form to the management staff of Environment Canada, Quebec Region, and to the staff of Canadian Wildlife Service, Quebec Region. 


Association of Heritage Industries

A highly readable planning manual developed by the Association of Heritage Industries is getting excellent reviews by practitioners within institutions, municipalities, and community-based organizations who seek to develop natural and cultural heritage projects in their own settings. Intervale conducted research and wrote portions of the text for this manual that draws heavily from case studies in Newfoundland and Labrador and that has application to rural areas in North America and abroad (see www.ahinl.org).

Whitebay Central Development Association

Intervale researched, designed, and produced a series of outdoor interpretation panels on important natural features and historic sites along the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. The region boasts of a rich heritage derived from the historic presence of aboriginal and European cultures. 

Red Ochre Regional Development Board

In 2006, Intervale staff worked in collaboration with the Red Ochre Regional Economic Development Board to administer a series of workshops for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Integrated Coastal Zone Management Planning Program (ICZM). The workshops are linked to pilot programs in the region based in Cow Head and St. John’s Bay on the Great Northern Peninsula (see www.redochre.nf.ca). 

New Zealand Tourism Research Institute

Intervale has worked in collaboration with the Institute to facilitate the use of internet communication technologies in the development of sustainable tourism practices. Recent projects include a web audit of the Atlantic Outdoor Adventure Partnership (AOAP) and an online needs assessment of key ports and the cruise line industry for the Cruise Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
(see www.nztri.org). 

G.M.I.S.T Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism

Intervale has been hired by The Gros Morne Institute for Sustainable Tourism (GMIST) to enhance the quality and sustainability of outdoor/nature-based tourism experiences throughout Atlantic Canada. Working with Kalahari Management, Inc., Intervale developed the Greening Your Business Program, a training program for tourism operators interested in adopting sustainable tourism practices. The program is offered biannually at the Institute (see www.gmist.ca). 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

With partial financial and in-kind support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Intervale produced 19,000 wolffish identification cards in English, French, and Inuktitut. Cards were distributed to fish harvesters throughout Newfoundland and Labrador and regional DFO offices in all eastern Canadian provinces. In addition, Intervale facilitated workshops for DFO’s Integrated Coastal Zone Management Program on the West Coast of Newfoundland. Intervale researched and wrote two overview reports for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Oceans Division: Human Systems of the South Coast of Newfoundland, and Social, Economic, and Cultural Overview of Western Newfoundland and Southern Labrador.


As a critical member of a multi-disciplinary team organized by this international engineering services company, Intervale provided significant planning and technical expertise to the development of a tourism plan for the Twillingate Islands Tourism Association on the northern coast of Newfoundland.


Alberta Economic Development

In collaboration with Kalahari Management, Inc., Intervale worked with the Canadian Badlands SAMDA Region of Alberta to complete a strategic regional tourism plan for the area. The plan uses best practices and product-market match approach to planning that is assisting residents in identifying priorities for sustainable tourism development (see www.canadianbadlands.com).

CLD Basse-Côte-Nord

Intervale worked with the CLD Basse-Côte-Nord, the regional economic development board for the Lower North Shore of Quebec, on launching the implementation phase for the region’s five year tourism development plan. Intervale and CLD staff traveled to all communities and First Nation Reserves to encourage and document public input. Intervale staff members represent a combined total of 40 years experience working among the small communities of this remote and strikingly beautiful coastline known also as the North Shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.