Kristen Walters, Lower Fraser Salmon Conservation Program Coordinator

As the Lower Fraser Salmon Conservation Program Coordinator, Kristen supports Raincoast’s work in restoring salmon habitat in the Lower Fraser river by developing a long-term governance and funding structure to guide the future management and protection of the estuary. This Vision for salmon in the Lower Fraser is being developed with community members and stakeholders in the Lower Fraser to discuss issues, concerns and considerations in developing this vision, which has an overarching priority of long-term ecological resilience.

Kristen completed her Masters of Science in Biology at Simon Fraser University, where she studied predator-prey dynamics in salmon watersheds. She also studied at the University of British Columbia where she focused on environmental history and law. After completing her BA in Environmental History, she soon found herself getting her hands dirty in the field, and has since transitioned to biology.

Kristen originally hails from Jackson, Wyoming U.S.A, where she grew up surrounded by the abundant wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and passionate citizens who aim to be responsible stewards of our ecosystems. She has always known she has wanted to be involved with wildlife conservation. In her free time, you can find Kristen rock climbing and skiing in the Sea to Sky corridor.

Kristen is passionate about interdisciplinary approaches to conservation initiatives by collaborating with people of all backgrounds and professional fields.

Kristen Walters, Lower Fraser River Salmon Conservation Program Coordinator in the lower mainland.
Photo by Alex Harris / Raincoast Conservation Foundation
Underwater shot of a Chinook Salmon in the Fraser River

Join us for the last webinar of our Connected Estuary series

In Episode 6, we will build on this learning with Morgan Guerin, a community member, past Councilor, and Senior Marine Planning Specialist for the Musqueam Nation. Morgan is also an artist who has developed materials for the c̓əsnaʔəm exhibit at the Musqueam Community Cultural Centre and he continues to share his knowledge, expertise and teachings through tool-kits for use in schools and other communities.