Archive for the ‘Faces & Places’ Category

Faces & Places: Cori Lausen

Leading bat biologist Cori Lausen is on a mission to protect B.C. bats from white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that kills bats in winter hibernation. Since 2006,…

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Faces & Places: Derek Petersen

When the Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) first formed in 2002 as the East Kootenay Conservation Program, Parks Canada was one of the first agencies to join and Derek…

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Faces & Places: Richard Klafki

Growing up in Golden, it was only natural that Richard Klafki was passionate about spending time outdoors, including activities like fishing and skiing. And with a father who…

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Faces & Places: Cam Gillies

In the Columbia Valley, Cam Gillies’ name is synonymous with birds. With a PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Alberta, Cam co-owns Canada’s largest birding tour…

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Faces & Places: Marcy Mahr

A highly respected conservation biologist and strategist, Slocan Valley resident Marcy Mahr has a widespread reputation for proactively pulling together partnerships and creating collaborations to protect biodiversity. It’s…

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Faces & Places: Robyn Hooper

The Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society (CSISS) is one of three invasive species non-profits within the Kootenay Conservation Program service area dedicated to preventing and managing the spread…

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Faces & Places: Chris Bosman

As the Kootenay Conservation Land Manager for the Nature Trust of BC, Chris Bosman oversees the management of almost 27,000 acres of ecologically relevant land across the region…

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Faces & Places: Tim Hicks

The mission of Columbia Basin Trust is to support the ideas and efforts of Basin residents to create a legacy of well-being for present and future generations. It’s…

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Faces & Places: Leigh Anne Isaac

Kimberley-based wildlife biologist Leigh Anne Isaac has made a career out of helping conserve a unique group of species that traditionally hasn’t enjoyed mainstream popularity. Snakes, toads and…

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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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