Archive for the ‘Faces & Places’ Category

Faces & Places: Valerie Huff

A resident of the Kootenays for over 25 years, Valerie Huff started the grassroots Kootenay Camas Project with Eva Johansson in 2012. The dry West Kootenay (specifically, the…

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Faces & Places: Rob Neil

Rob grew up in the grasslands of Kamloops on the South Thompson River. As a youth Rob first became interested in becoming a wildlife biologist when a wounded…

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Faces & Places: Dave Phelps

Dave Phelps, one of the original team who managed wildlife in the Kootenays back in the 1970’s, died September 27, 2016. He is survived by his wife Ellen…

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Faces & Places: Bill Sanders

Bill Sanders owns the Rocky Top Ranch near Grasmere. He has been actively stewarding this land for decades. Formerly a veterinarian, he now focuses his energy on improving…

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Faces & Places: Candace Batycki

Candace Batycki is the BC and Yukon Program Director for the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y), a joint Canada-U.S. not-for-profit organization that connects and protects habitat from…

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Faces & Places: Grant Trower

Grant Trower is the former Coordinator of Friends of the Lardeau River and is a long term board member the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program – Columbia Basin….

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Faces & Places: Duncan Whittick

Duncan Whittick is the co-owner of Non-profit by Nature, a Basin-based consulting firm that specializes in non-profit capacity building and collaboration. He was previously Operations Coordinator for the…

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Faces & Places: Marlene Machmer

Marlene is a registered professional biologist who has focused her career on identifying and conserving biodiversity in the Kootenay Region. She is the Managing Director and Principal Ecologist…

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Faces & Places: Lee-Anne Walker

Lee-Anne Walker is the Executive Director and founder of the Elk River Alliance community-based water group. She was inspired to start this group in her home watershed after…

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Faces & Places: Ian Parfitt

Some of you may be familiar with this old definition of ecology: “the distribution and abundance of species.” This definition illustrates why GIS is so useful for conservation,…

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