Archive for the ‘Faces & Places’ Category

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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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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