Jane is a long-time advocate for B.C. wilderness protection. She has organized and facilitated many B.C. wilderness expeditions and fundraising programs. She holds a B.F.A. in writing from the University of Victoria. Her summers are spent exploring Haida Gwaii. Jane has been a board member since 2006.
Misty MacDuffee – Vice-chair
Pender Island, British Columbia
Misty holds a BSc in biology and has been working on salmon conservation and management issues for the past 15 years with both government and NGOs. Misty was a founding member of the Land Conservancy of BC and a current director of the Gulf Islands Alliance. She has represented the conservation interests of feather, fur and fin on various management and recovery committees for the past 15 years.
Maureen is a BC born and raised coastal advocate with a B.A. from the University of Victoria. In addition to being a part-owner and marketing manager for Maple Leaf Adventures (a BC expedition cruise company) she is also a writer whose award-winning publications span the spectrum from essays and feature articles to poetry. Travelling other parts of the world have convinced Maureen that BC’s natural heritage is significant on a global scale. She believes it is a rare and precious wealth that we have yet to significantly understand and appreciate.
Peter Ross – Director
Victoria, British Columbia
Peter is a research scientist with a PhD in veterinary sciences. His work as a marine mammal toxicologist has garnered him international recognition for his documentation of contaminants in BC’s killer whales and other wildlife. He has published dozens of scientific articles, several book chapters and has been widely featured in local and international print, radio and television media. He continues to research the effects of contaminants and conduct science in support of marine environmental conservation.
Corey Peet – Director
Vancouver, British Columbia
Corey is an aquaculture specialist with an MSc in Marine Conservation Ecology. He assesses and influences sustainability standards for seafood production globally and domestically. His work for Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program helped shape US standards for aquaculture production. Corey’s master’s thesis examined the impacts of sea lice transfer from salmon farms on the health of juvenile wild salmon. He is a strong advocate for fisheries reform and salmon conservation.
Jeffery Young – Director
Victoria, British Columbia
Jeffery is a Senior Science and Policy Analyst with the David Suzuki Foundation. He has worked with DSF since 2005, leads their salmon conservation projects, and helps with an ambitious effort to have Canadian’s right to a healthy environment enshrined in the constitution. Jeffery is from Calgary, where he worked for an aboriginal organization on a range of projects, from oil sands to Arctic oil & gas development. His graduate research focused on the causes of mortality in Pacific salmon as they migrate upstream to spawn.