Mr. Douglas A. Yahn

National Archaeology and Heritage Lead

Douglas A. Yahn, MES, CAHP is currently the National Archaeology and Heritage Lead, as well as the Indigenous Relations Lead for WSP. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Lakehead University.

Mr. Yahn is a specialist in archaeological assessment, excavation project management and archaeological, historical and heritage research. His experience includes Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 Archaeological Assessment and Stage 4 Mitigation of Development Impacts carried out in accordance with the Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists (2011) and federal guidelines in association with First Nations groups, municipal, industrial and government agencies. He has also performed historical research for various organizations and individuals. He has experience with both precontact archaeology and urban historical archaeology.

As a consultant for WSP, he has led round table discussions with Indigenous community members and industry representatives to facilitate mutual understanding of projects and process. He has field experience working with Indigenous communities in Ontario. He works on environmental and social impact assessments for projects in the Aviation, Buildings, Energy, Environment, Geomatics, Industrial, Mining, Municipal Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications and Transportation sectors nationally.

In addition to his role as Treasurer on the Executive Board of Directors for the Thunder Bay Historical Museum, he is also a Professional Associate/Adjunct Professor at Lakehead University and Vice Chair of the City of Thunder Bay Heritage Advisory Committee.