Adrienne is excited to work with Kootenay Conservation Program partners in her new role as Stewardship Coordinator. She is devoted to using the best resources available and innovative solutions to help partners work together on stewardship activities throughout the Kootenay region.

She has 15 years experience developing positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders in the Columbia Basin, including Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program, The Nature Trust of BC, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, private industry, Ministry of Transportation, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Adrienne has an M.Sc. in Conservation Ecology and Ecological Restoration from the University of Victoria where her thesis was on the conservation and restoration of subalpine meadows in the Southern Rocky Mountains. She has also worked for Parks Canada, BC Hydro in Revelstoke, and Masse Environmental Consultants in Nelson where she focused on ecological restoration, ecosystem monitoring, and wildlife research. She has worked on grizzly and black bear studies, reptile, amphibian, song bird, raptor and ungulate inventories, and lead a project that provided an ecologically-based framework for developing a strategic restoration plan for both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems for the Kootenay region.

In addition to her role with KCP, she is an ecologist with Shaw Ecological Research and a director of the Columbia Mountain Institute of Applied Ecology. Adrienne will bring her experience as an effective communicator, a relationship builder and a Registered Professional Biologist to help partner organizations collaborate and use the best available science to inform their stewardship activities. She can be contacted at

She was born in the East Kootenays and has now settled in Pass Creek outside of Castlegar with her eleven chickens, two dogs, daughter and husband.