Meet the CDFCP Steering Committee
The CDFCP has a volunteer Steering Committee, which includes 12 members.
Darryn McConkey - Chair
Darryn is a Senior Ecosystem Biologist at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Darryn has been chair of the CDFCP since the formation of the CDFCP and has extensive knowledge of the ecosystems and species within the CDFCP.
Peter Arcese is FRBC Chair of Applied Conservation Biology in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences and Faculty of Forestry. Peter works on the ecology and genetics of animals and plants, the persistence of small populations, and the design and management of nature reserves.
Katie Blake is the Executive Director, Habitat Acquisition Trust with extensive knowledge and experience of land protection.
Lynn Campbell is Species at Risk Biologist at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy working on voluntary biodiversity stewardship tools and chairs the Species and Ecosystems at Risk Local Government Working Group.
Tim Ennis is a conservation biologist and the President of the Cumberland-based Latitude Conservation Solutions Company. He has over 20 years of experience working to protect and restore biodiversity in BC. Tim volunteers on the Board of Directors of the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society and the Steering Committee of the Coastal Douglas-fir Conservation Partnership, both of which are working to protect and restore environmental values in the Salish Sea region.
David is a private forest owner within the CDFCP boundary with extensive experience of agro-forestry. He is currently using this life experience to influence agro-forestry and public policy relating to Coastal Douglas-fir and Associated Ecosystems and to integrate ecological values provided from private lands
Kathryn is an Ecosystems Protection Specialist at the Island Conservancy Trust whose vision is to protect and preserve the network of special and unique natural systems that make up the islands in the Salish Sea.
Eric works on behalf of Transition Salt Spring with non-profit organizations, Municipal Water District, private landowners, Regional Government, and citizens to effect wildfire prevention and climate solution in forested land in a very dry forested ecosystem in the BC Gulf Islands.
Leanna is a Conservation Ecologist working for The Nature Trust of British Columbia. She has over 25 years of education and experience in the fields of ecology and conservation planning and has worked on various conservation projects throughout British Columbia.
Andrea Tanaka is a habitat planner with the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment and Climate Change Canada. Andrea coordinates the Southwest BC Priority Place, a program that supports initiatives that conserve species at risk and their habitats through multi-species and ecosystem-based conservation planning and action.
Steven is the Director of the Nature Conservancy for Canada's West Coast Program. He has gained extensive experience of protecting, managing and restoring sensitive ecosystems on Vancouver Island, and has found memories of working with Vancouver Island Marmot.
Jill is an Environmental Conservation Specialist at Capital Regional District. Jill has been involved in a multitude of wildlife research projects in many remote corners of the world (Alaska, Florida, Costa Rica and Manitoba). Jill has also gained extensive experience of delivering stewardship and outreach projects.