In September 2019, I successfully defended my MSc thesis as a student in the ACS lab at the University of Victoria and a Raincoast Conservation Graduate Fellow. I am broadly interested in community-driven research and locally-led resource management strategies. I am working closely with the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Stewardship Authority based in Klemtu, British Columbia to implement ecosystem-based management in Kitasoo/Xai’xais Territory. Specifically, I am interested in exploring the role of cultural values in current and future forest management scenarios.
I have spent the last few field seasons prior to my Master’s work on the Central Coast as part of a wide variety of projects in partnership with Qqs Projects Society and the Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management Department. I am very grateful for the experiences, opportunities and relationships that these partnerships have offered me and I look forward to continuing to build them in the years to come. I am also thankful for the generous support from Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
Atlas, W.I., Housty, W.G., Bliveau, A., DeRoy, B., Callegari, G., Reid, M., and J.W., Moore. 2017. Ancient fish weir technology for modern stewardship: lessons from community-based salmon monitoring. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability. Volume 3, Issue 6. (Link)