Stewart Muir is a historian and award-winning journalist with a passion for the natural legacies of British Columbia. A graduate of Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, he was a director of The Nature Trust of British Columbia from 2006 until 2014. During a fellowship at the renowned Centre for the Study of European Expansion at Leiden University in The Netherlands, he studied economic botany and the long-term consequences of deforestation and climate change.
Follow him on Twitter at @sjmuir.
Nicola Dickson is a consulting Registered Professional Forester currently based in the Nanaimo area, with experience in both the coastal and interior forestry regions. She specializes in forest planning, roads and road design and also works on appraisals, site plans, and Forest Stewardship Plans.
Nicola is one of about 5,500 registered forest professionals working in numerous roles with government, industry, First Nations, and as consultants.
Head of Growth and Excavation
Keith is a researcher and engagement specialist based in Nanaimo. He's had a multifaceted career, including operating an exclusive heli-fishing business, a stock photography business, and being the spokesperson for a fish conservation and advocacy group.
Keith has extensive people-related skills, from providing exciting heli-fishing adventures to high-end clients in the remote wilderness to speaking with politicians and bureaucrats about conservation efforts in Victoria or Ottawa. He now uses these complementary skills as a researcher and stakeholder engagement specialist for Green Growth BC.
Josiah was one of the first to write on the Pacheedaht First Nation and Fairy Creek and was the editor of Resource Works' Forestry in BC: Setting the Record Straight. Before joining Resource Works, Josiah worked for a Member of Parliament and as a research analyst for PrimaCorp Ventures after graduating from Trinity Western University and the Laurentian Leadership Centre.
Josiah is passionate about BC forestry and the benefits provided by natural resources to communities across Canada.
Follow him on Twitter @JosiahHaynes11
Oscar is a third-year student at McGill University studying history, political science and French. He is passionate about Canadian politics and has recently delved into natural resource management, finding himself on the team at Green Growth BC. He is also passionate about Northern Affairs in Canada, particularly relating to current Arctic Governance issues.
Follow him on Twitter @oscarjkelly
Thomas is a bioeconomy and climate policy consultant who contributed mapping and data analysis for the Green Growth BC project. Growing up on the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii), he has had a near life-long interest in forestry and sustainability issues. He believes that a balance of working and conservation lands is essential to creating a sustainable and prosperous low-carbon society. Cheney holds a Master’s of Arts in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Economics.
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