Archive for the ‘Faces & Places’ Category

Faces & Places: John Bergenske

John Bergenske knows what it means to love the land. The Conservation Director for Wildsight moved to the East Kootenay from Wisconsin, USA in 1969 with the late…

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Faces & Places: Michael Proctor

When Kaslo-based Independent Research Scientist Michael Proctor went back to school at the age of 40, he was living in the wilderness across Kootenay Lake with the Purcell…

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Faces & Places: Rob Frew

Rob Frew has been involved in conservation since childhood, assisting his late father, Gordon Frew, and other advocates in wildlife conservation as well as in efforts to preserve…

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Faces & Places: Gerry Wilkie

Gerry Wilkie became involved in Kootenay conservation work soon after he retired to the Columbia Valley in the late ‘90s. But, as he puts it, his “conservation feet…

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Faces & Places: Suzanne Bayley

Dr. Suzanne Bayley thinks it must have been 50 years ago – and decades before she even moved to Canada – when she drove through Sinclair Canyon at the…

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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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