B.Sc., Hons Dpl (BioScience), MCRSS
Troy Zimmer is J.D. Mollard and Associates (2010) Limited senior environmental remote sensing and GIS specialist. Troy worked five field seasons with Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management as a conservation officer and as head of the natural interpretation program at several provincial parks. He holds an undergraduate degree in combined Biology-Geography from the University of Regina and an Honours Diploma in biological sciences (with a specialization in renewable resource management) from the Northern Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta.
Troy specializes in the integration of remote sensing data with conventional survey and GIS data in support of engineering, environmental, geoscience and geotechnical engineering applications. He has worked on a number of remote sensing / GIS projects across western Canada including the development of a GIS-based predictive model of shore erosion in northern Manitoba hydroelectric reservoirs, erosion susceptibility modelling of fragile sand dune terrain in the Great Sand Hills of Saskatchewan, multitemporal EM ground conductivity studies of buried pipelines for SCC detection, and multispectral analysis of forest health degradation from industrial emissions in the boreal forest in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. He is an experienced wildlife technician who has carried out a wide variety of field data collection studies including vegetation and wildlife mapping and assessment, rangeland assessment, electromagnetic (EM) ground conductivity studies, ground-truthing of GIS data, and terrain sensitivity assessment and mapping.
In the past three years Troy has been heavily involved with route location and environmental studies for high-voltage transmission lines in Saskatchewan, in every aspect from initial route selection through preliminary environmental screening and assessment of route options to environmental field work and preparation of project proposals and environmental impact statements