Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Board

Adrian de Groot

Board President

Adrian de Groot is a vegetation ecologist with an interest in the vegetation dynamics, conservation ecology and rare ecosystems. He has been working as an independent ecologist since 2000, operating Drosera Ecological Consulting. Adrian has worked in a variety of ecosystem types including...

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Don Morgan

Director of Operations & Board Vice President

Don Morgan is a natural resource management and systems researcher with the Ministry of Environment. His main research area focuses on methods for describing and analyzing socio-ecological systems with an emphasis on wildlife habitat supply. He applies innovative methods to explore uncertainty,...

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Brian Edmison

Board Treasurer

Brian Edmison, born in Ottawa, obtained a BA degree from Queen's University in 1967 and a Chartered Accounts degree with Pricewaterhouse, Toronto in 1970. In 1972, he joined a CA firm in Smithers BC, becoming a partner in 1977, and remains with that firm, now called Edmison Mehr, CAs. His public...

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Richard Overstall

Board Member

Richard is a Smithers lawyer with a particular interest in administrative, environmental and land use law. Prior to practicing law, Richard worked as a mining geologist, then as a researcher for a number of public-interest and aboriginal organisations, including as expert evidence coordinator for...

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Johanna Pfalz

Board Secretary

Johanna Pfalz has extensive experience providing GIS services to the natural resource sector within northwest BC. Prior to working as a consultant for the past nine years, Johanna spent 10 years working with the provincial government in GIS. Her recent work has focused extensively on land-use plan...

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Daryl Hanson

Board Member

Daryl J. Hanson is a practicing professional geological engineer with over 40 years of mineral industry experience in the public and private sectors. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in 1971 and has extensive experience in the private...

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Michael Price

Board Member

Michael Price holds a MSc. degree in ecology from the University of Victoria, is a salmon ecologist with SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, and was awarded the Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship for doctoral study, which he undertook at Simon Fraser University. Michael has extensive...

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Alan Baxter

Board Member


Alan was born and raised in northern BC in a logging and ranching family. He graduated from University of Victoria in 1995 with a degree in biology and environmental studies. Following graduation, Alan moved to Smithers and has resided and worked in the Bulkley Valley for the last 19 years. For...

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Wade Brunham

Board Member

Wade Brunham is ERM Consultants Canada Ltd.’s Regional Office Manager in Smithers BC, where he leads the office in delivering environmental support services to resource companies and maintenance contractors operating in the region. He is responsible for business development and is a primary contact...

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Pamela Wright

Board Member

Pam Wright is an Associate Professor in the Ecosystem Science and Management undergraduate program and the Natural Resource and Environmental Studies graduate program at the University of Northern British Columbia. Her focus is on conservation planning and management, specifically the...

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