Meet The Team

ELR is a Yukon-owned company based in Whitehorse. Our staff live, work and play in the Yukon, and are proud to be part of and contribute to the local community. Our team has over 40 years of experience to offer, and can help make your project a success.

Chris Jastrebski, M.Sc., R.P.Bio


Chris is a registered professional biologist with over 18 years of experience. Chris is the owner/director of ELR and has extensive experience leading and conducting environmental projects in western, northern, and central Canada. Chris’ experience spans the disciplines of fisheries, aquatic science, wildlife, regulatory liaison and environmental assessment, which has been gained through consulting, applied research, and government resource management. He has worked with clients across many sectors to complete projects such as:

  • Environmental assessments
  • Regulatory and assessment liaison
  • Biological monitoring programs and studies
  • Baseline environmental studies
  • Construction monitoring
  • Infrastructure assessments and permitting

Chris is comfortable leading field programs in remote areas and liaising with regulators and stakeholders. Chris is a member of the BC Association of Professional Biology and the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists. Away from the office, Chris can be found spending time with his family, biking or skiing the trails around Whitehorse, gardening, or enjoying many other outdoor activities.

Glenn Rudman, M.Sc., R.P.Bio

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Glenn is a biologist and environmental scientist with more than 23 years of experience in both the UK and Canada. He joined ELR in 2014 and brought with him a strong combination of biology, project management, regulatory and assessment project skills that allow him to effectively assist his clients. Glenn has managed and conducted:

  • Large multi-disciplinary baseline environmental studies for potential mining developments
  • Assessment and regulatory applications for new mines, housing developments, transportation, and infrastructure projects
  • Surface water and groundwater sampling and stream flow monitoring programs
  • Studies for breeding and migrating birds, nocturnal owls, moose, caribou, amphibians, vegetation, and fish in the Yukon, Alberta, and Ontario.

Glenn has lived in Whitehorse since 2006 and loves to go looking for wildlife and play the right notes at the piano! He completes a voluntary Breeding Bird Survey route each year, leads the Birding for Beginners workshop for the Yukon Bird Club, and organizes the Whitehorse “Slow Jams” that take place regularly during the fall and winter.