Atlantic Chapter

Welcome to the Atlantic Chapter of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association. Initiated in 2001, we represent all four Atlantic Provinces with members from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and participation from Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.  Our members and participants represent mining, emergent oil and gas interests, transportation, development and construction interests, ecological restoration organizations, First Nations, regulators, academia and students from local universities and community colleges as well as a wide variety of consulting firms and contractors. We actively include student participation from all post-secondary institutions with either an interest in reclamation or as a tool to expose students to reclamation, habitat restoration, environmental policies and issues and the lively discussions that ensue between the various interests involved in reclamation projects.

Part of our ongoing initiative to exchange information and expand our knowledge is to provide an annual conference that rotates around the region and highlights reclamation project or issues in the hosting area. The conference series, referred to as ARC, the Atlantic Reclamation Conference, was initiated in 2008. The Atlantic Chapter also grants scholarships to deserving students who participate in these conferences.

We welcome new members from all sectors with an interest in sharing knowledge, networking and celebrating successes in reclamation projects.

Visit the Atlantic Chapter website for more information.




Board of Directors

  • Atlantic Reclamation Conference (ARC)

  • Atlantic CLRA website (atlanticclra.ca)

  • Organizes chapter events

  • Supports members of the Atlantic CLRA Chapter


Frank Potter
Sydney, NS

Abby van der Jagt
Halifax, NS

Past President
Michele Coleman
Fredericton, NB

Elissa Ferguson
Halifax, NS

Vicki Nash
Saint John, NB


Linwood Dunham
Miramichi, NB

Bob Pett
Halifax, NS

Marc Skinner
Sydney, NS

Rhett Thompson
Halifax, NS

Chris Thompson
Saint John, NB


Atlantic Chapter