Riley Finn, Research Associate
Riley is currently working with Raincoast to support the development of a “Vision for salmon in the Lower Fraser”. He has spent much of his time with Raincoast speaking with local stewardship organizations around the lower mainland about how they work to protect and restore salmon habitat. Along with this he has been collating data sets that are relevant for education and informing management around salmon in the Lower Fraser area and putting them into an online mapping atlas for public use. Moving forward he hopes to continue mapping efforts made to restore and conserve salmon in the area.
Growing up in Ontario Riley was fascinated by the unique and diverse ecosystems of Coastal British Columbia and moved out to pursue a degree in Natural Resources conservation at UBC. While completing his degree he travelled across the province and as far as India participating in field studies. Through these experiences and working with Raincoast, Riley’s core interests have grown to include interdisciplinary approaches to conservation, understanding how humans fit into a landscape while maintaining ecological resilience, and priority threat management of conservation actions. On the weekends and his spare time Riley enjoys camping, biking, and photography.