Heather Leschied is a champion of conservation in the Kootenays. She is Wildsight’s Water Program Manager; Chair of the East Kootenay Integrated Lake Management Partnership and Kootenay Lake Partnership; a founding Director of the Lake Windermere Ambassadors and Friends of Kootenay Lake; Director for the BC Lake Stewardship Society; and serves on the Columbia Basin Trust Environment Advisory Committee and Kootenay Lake Local Conservation Fund Technical Review Committee. She was instrumental in the launch of Living Lakes Canada in 2010, which has now expanded her work to the Mackenzie River and Lake Winnipeg watersheds. Her passion, knowledge and ability to communicate have enabled her to move ideas to action, and create a stronger culture of conservation both within, and beyond, our region. Her work has won awards by government and industry, and has influenced the management of water bodies in the Kootenays.
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