James Steenberg is an environmental scientist focusing on forest ecology and management. He is currently a Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University’s School for Resource and Environmental Studies and the principal consultant with Ecotone Consulting. His previous work was funded by the Canadian Geospatial and Open Data Research Partnership (geothink.ca), investigating the intersections of government open data and environmental management. He was also recently a Fulbright visiting student researcher at the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station. James received his PhD from Ryerson University, which examined the vulnerability of the urban forest resource. As both an academic researcher and consultant, he has conducted research and written reports for the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers, Alberta Energy Regulator, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Halifax Water. He was also one of the developers of Halifax’s award-winning urban forest management plan.