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About Us

Boreal Land is a comprehensive regulatory consulting company working in Alberta’s expanding energy sector. We have extensive experience in surface land acquisition, reclamation, remediation, and regulatory compliance.

Since 1992, we’ve expanded our capabilities and forged relationships with governing bodies and stakeholders to lead large and small companies through the ever-changing regulatory process in the oil and gas industry. Our continued success is enhanced by our diverse staff of forestry, environmental, and regulatory professionals.

Our clients trust and rely on our expertise, because they work with the same team members for the entire length of their engagement with Boreal Land. For over two decades, clients have trusted the leadership of our knowledgeable staff to run their projects from start to finish, no matter their role:

  • Surface land agents
  • Land administrators
  • Land use specialists
  • Reclamation specialists
  • Support staff




Murray Hubscher, RPF, Company Principal, General Manager

With Boreal Land since 2005, Murray brings over 15 years of experience as a consultant in the environmental and oil and gas sectors. He understands clients’ needs, and his focus is on directly reducing the uncertainty in the regulatory process. Murray holds a B.Sc. in forest management from the University of Alberta as well as a Forest Technology diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and is a member in good standing with the College of Alberta Professional Foresters.


Marie Pyle, Senior Land Administrator

Marie joined Boreal Land as a Land Administrator in 2005 and took on the role of Supervisor in 2013. Marie obtained her Petroleum Land Administration Certificate with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 2008. As a member of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administrators (CAPLA), Marie continues to further her expertise by participating in various CAPLA courses whenever possible, and she has her Commissioner For Oaths document. As one of the Senior Land Administrators at Boreal, Marie is responsible for the success of the administration team.


Michelle Beaton, Senior Land Administrator

With 10 years of experience, Michelle began her land administration career with Boreal in 2004, joining the management team in 2006. She obtained her Petroleum Land Administration Certificate with SAIT in 2008 and continues to further her expertise by participating in various supervision and CAPLA courses whenever possible. As one of the senior land administrators at Boreal, Michelle is responsible for coordinating the land administration team.