Archive for the ‘Faces & Places’ Category

Faces & Places: Gerry Nellestijn

For conservation to be effective, longevity is key, and West Kootenay fisheries professional Gerry Nellestijn exemplifies this ideal. A founding member of the Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society (SWSS),…

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Faces & Places: Penny Ohanjanian

Kimberley-based consulting biologist Penny Ohanjanian has fond memories of tromping around a marsh as a four year old with mini binoculars in hand, accompanying her godfather who was…

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Faces & Places: Al Mallette

By the time the Columbia River flows from source to Trail, it’s travelled through three dams. Having grown up in Trail, Al Mallette has always had a strong…

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Faces & Places: Joe Strong

Joe Strong, the new Kootenay Conservation Land Coordinator for The Nature Trust of BC, has a passion for wildlife and fisheries, and has spent time working with both…

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Faces & Places: Jami Scheffer

Wings Over the Rockies is one of Canada’s largest wildlife festivals, attracting visitors from around the world to celebrate the incredible biodiversity of life in the wetlands of…

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Faces & Places: Avery Deboer-Smith

Avery Deboer-Smith was raised by two nature loving hippies in Nelson, B.C. She spent her summers playing in the forests, swimming in Kootenay Lake, and hiking and camping…

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Faces & Places: Wayne McCrory

A registered professional wildlife biologist and conservationist with a long and distinguished career as a protector of bear habitat and biodiversity, Wayne McCrory has been instrumental in ensuring…

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Faces & Places: Rick Hoar

Rick Hoar is an avid angler, hunter and outdoors enthusiast based in the East Kootenay in Invermere. His career as a Conservation Officer with the B.C. Conservation Officer…

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Faces & Places: Gillian Sanders

Gillian Sanders grew up in Vancouver and has been homesteading in the North Kootenay Lake area since 1994. While raising honeybees and small livestock near the Kaslo landfill/transfer…

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Faces & Places: Dave Zehnder

Dave Zehnder has a passion for both agriculture and ecology and has worked in B.C. and across the world on related projects. Operating the Zehnder Ranch (a sustainably…

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