Archive for the ‘Faces & Places’ Category

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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Faces & Places: Irene Manley

Irene Manley is a Wildlife Biologist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations in Nelson who works tirelessly to lead and support many conservation efforts…

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Faces & Places: Mike and Ivy Jeffery

For many in the conservation profession, there is nothing more rewarding than when members of a community step into a stewardship role. Mike and Ivy Jeffery of Crawford…

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Faces & Places: Kat Hartwig

Thanks to Living Lakes Canada (LLC) executive director Kat Hartwig and the LLC team, water stewardship in the Kootenays has become a template modelled by many other water…

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Faces & Places: Gary Tipper

An East Kootenay-based Professional Agrologist and Registered Professional Biologist, Gary Tipper grew up hunting and fishing in a family that cherished the outdoors and wildlife. Though his parents…

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