Since its inception, Eagle Cap has assisted numerous private firms and public agencies in meeting their environmental management and permitting goals. The firm has completed impact assessment studies for large wind power projects, multi-dam hydroelectric complexes, major pipelines, oil and gas projects, transmission lines, timber harvest units, and a wide variety of other development projects. Eagle Cap’s environmental scientists have performed studies in habitats ranging from low desert playas to alpine mountaintops.

The firm has prepared compliance and permitting documentation consistent with a variety of federal, provincial, and local environmental legislation. Eagle Cap Consulting has prepared, or contributed to the preparation of, Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, Biological Evaluations, Biological Assessments, and many other compliance documents associated with the environmental permitting process.

We Thrive On Challenging Projects That Produce Bigger Rewards.

Our People

Meet Our Principals

Randy Krichbaum
Randy KrichbaumM.Sc., P.Biol., R.P.Bio.
Mr. Krichbaum is president and co-founder of Eagle Cap Consulting Ltd. and directs the firm’s major projects. He has over 25 years of experience working with natural resource issues in Canada and the US. Over his 20 years as a project manager for Eagle Cap, he has directed all aspects of numerous environmental studies, ranging from simple project site surveys to multi-jurisdictional analyses of complex project impacts. He has authored (or co-authored) numerous reports, papers, regulatory documents, and technical memoranda dealing with various aspects of environmental science, and has provided expert witness testimony for project review panels in both Canada and the US.

Mr. Krichbaum holds a Master’s degree in Resources and the Environment from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from Oregon State University. His coursework at the University of Calgary focused on Canadian environmental assessment procedures. His Master’s thesis, An Investigation of Methods Used in Rare Plant Surveys Conducted for Impact Assessment, evaluated the adequacy of various survey methodologies used for floristic rare plant studies.

He is registered as a Professional Biologist with both the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists and the British Columbia College of Applied Biology. He is also an active member of the International Association for Impact Assessment. Mr. Krichbaum regularly gives talks and presentations on impact assessment and biodiversity issues at conferences in Canada and abroad.

Margaret Horvath
Margaret HorvathB.Sc.
Ms. Horvath is a co-founder of Eagle Cap Consulting Ltd. and has served the firm as a botanist and GIS specialist for the past 20 years. She has performed numerous rare plant and vegetation surveys, and provided GIS mapping and analysis for most of the company’s projects. She has co-authored many of Eagle Cap’s major reports and technical memoranda, and contributed sections to numerous other documents. She is particularly skilled in vascular and non-vascular plant taxonomy, and is responsible for maintaining and researching Eagle Cap’s botanical collections.

Ms. Horvath holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Calgary. Her work at the University of Calgary focused on the biogeography of semi-arid habitats and on GIS analysis. Her field work has taken her to a variety of habitats ranging from low deserts to high alpine peaks. She has a particular interest in the taxonomy and autecology of rare vascular plant and lichen species.

Our team thrives in diverse locations.

In addition to our permanent staff, we hire temporary biologists and technicians for larger projects. We also maintain a network of professional consulting associates to respond to the specialized needs of particular studies. This allows us to provide specific expertise in a variety of environmentally related fields. These collaborations have allowed us to expand our scope to include such areas as archaeology, wetlands science, and range management.


Our professionals have presented papers on a variety of scientific and regulatory topics at major conferences in Canada and abroad. Below is a selected list of some recent presentations.

Boise, Idaho, USA

 Inventory Of Rare Plants And Noxious Weeds Along The Snake River Corridor In Hells Canyon—Weiser, Idaho to the Salmon River

  • IdaCorp Seminar
  • April 10-12, 2000
  • The Grove Hotel

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 Revegetation & Habitat Enhancement at the Stateline Wind Farm

  • Alberta Society of Professional Biologists 2011 Conference: The Role of the Biologist in Industrial Development
  • April 13-14, 2011
  • Calgary Zoo

Canmore, Alberta, Canada

 Addressing Rare Plant Data Limitations in Impact Assessment

  • Alberta Society of Professional Biologists 2015 Conference: Witness to Change–A Generation of Science, Regulation and Conservation
  • March 31, 2015
  • Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Center

Florence, Italy

 Addressing Rare Plant Data Limitations in Impact Assessment

  • 35th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment: Impact Assessment in the Digital Era
  • April 20, 2015
  • Firenze Fiera Congress & Exhibition Center

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 Innovative Impact Assessment Reporting for Energy and Mining Project

  • Alberta Society of Professional Biologists 2016 Conference: Turning Uncertainty into Opportunity
  • April 5 and 6, 2016
  • Carriage House Inn

Aichi-Nagoya, Japan

 EIA Reporting for Energy and Mining projects

  • 36th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment: Resilience and Sustainability
  • May 11 to 14, 2016
  • Nagoya Congress Center

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 Ecosystem Studies at an Early Hydroelectric Site

  • 37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment: Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change
  • April 4 to 7, 2017
  • Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hôtel

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 Multi-Criteria Analysis for Siting Renewable Energy Projects in Alberta

  • Alberta Society of Professional Biologists 2018 Conference: Keeping Pace with a Changing Landscape: Technology, Regulations and Policy Navigation.
  • March 13 and 14, 2018
  • Calgary Zoo