General Delivery Bamfield, B.C. Canada VOR 1B0 (250) 728-3888 firstname.lastname@example.org
M.S. Environmental Studies, University of Oregon 1991
o Robert A. Booth Fellowship, 1989
B.Sc. Biology, University of Calgary 1983
Executive Director, Bamfield Huu-ay-aht Community Forest Society 11/01
Responsible for day to day management of the Community Forest Society,
including supervision of one employee, fundraising, Management Plan development,
facilitation of small business opportunities, coordination with government
and provincial associations and more.
Natural Resources Consultant 5/98 - present
Contracts include Geographic Information Systems Marine Resource Inventory
and Watershed Assessments (Klanawa and Pachena Rivers) for Huu-ay-aht
First Nation, West Coast Trail Mapping Project with Parks Canada, Salmonid
Habitat Restoration projects in Bamfield and lectures/field trips with
the Bamfield Marine Station and School for Field Studies. Until 3/02 I
also acted as Southern Region Coordinator for the Regional Aquatic Management
Society, covering the area from Bamfield to Port Renfrew. This included
proposal writing, coordination of Fisheries Training and Assessment Projects
($130K average annual budget 1999-2001). Partners in the work include
DFO, Bamfield Marine Station, Huu-ay-aht, Ditidaht and Pacheedaht First
Nations and Bamfield Streamkeepers). Responsible for crew management (hiring
and training), some data analysis and all logistics of local projects.
Volunteer projects include a significant role in the development of successful
proposal (Management Plan and Business Plan) to the BC Ministry of Forests
for the Bamfield/Huu-ay-aht Community Forest Society for a Community Forest
Director, Bamfield Streamkeepers 7/98 - present
Initiated a Streamkeeper group in Bamfield, and obtained federal and private
funds (~$13,000) to restore two streams in the Bamfield area (1998). Coordinated
all aspect of the projects, from clamps to hiring to helicopters, and
facilitated successful volunteer efforts. Continued into the winter with
spawner counts, and provided lectures and field trips to undergraduate
level classes (Bamfield Marine Station and School for Field Studies) and
to Bamfield Community School junior high classes. Volunteer spawner watches
are conducted in the fall.
Founding Resident Faculty, School For Field Studies, Centre for Coastal
Studies (Lecturer, Boston University). 7/95- 5/98
Designed, developed and implemented the Coastal Ecology course at the
Centre For Coastal Rainforest and Fisheries Studies (formerly Centre for
Coastal Studies) in Bamfield, B.C. Responsible for 50 teaching hours,
including management of one of 3 Case Studies, including all logistics
(transport, food etc), field exercises, lectures (as well as organizing
guest lecturers) and some budgeting, Course curriculum included significant
material on forest ecology and landscape level planning. Served as advisor
for 3 - 5 Directed Research projects per term: research centred on community-
based watershed management and salmonid habitat restoration in several
areas in Barkley and Clayoquot Sounds. Projects utilized ArcView GIS.
Extensive interaction with First Nations, including the Huu-ay-aht, Hochucklesaht,
Hesquiaht and Ahousaht First Nations.
University Instructor 3-6/89, 3-6/90, 10/92, 8/01
Co-taught "Eco-Business: Growing an Environmentally Healthy Business"
(MGT 572) at Marylhurst Business College in Portland. The course covered
topics such as environmental audits, workplace policies, and "green
consumerism." At the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (O.I.M.B.)
I instructed "Environmental Measurements" (graduate level biological
methods course), and I developed and taught "Introduction to Environmental
Studies," a 300 level course designed to introduce students to local,
regional and international environmental issues. Served as project advisor
for approximately 20 students. Responsible for lectures, laboratory set-up
and procedures, and organization of sample collection and field trips.
In the Summer of 2001 I co-taught a course entitled "Assessing and
Monitoring Juvenile Salmonids at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre,
and at various times from March - July of 2001 I taught elements of the
Fisheries Field Technician Certification Program for Malaspina University
College. Course locations included Williams Lake, New Hazelton, Port Hardy
and Campbell River.
Inventory Technician/Cruiser (Forestry) 8/94-11/94
Forestry Field work involved collecting growth and yield and volume data
and cruising older forests for reassessment of Timber Supply Area volumes
in the Nakusp and Lilloet areas. Helicopters and 4x4's used to access
Writer/Project Coordinator 10/91-8/94
With the Forum For Community Transformation I assisted with the planning
and execution of Forum projects, including writing, fundraising and outreach
efforts. The Forum seeks to build communities, particularly in the inner
city of Portland.
Tracker/PETS Specialist (US Forest Service Volunteer) 12/92-3/93
Coordinated volunteers and performed several days of on-the-ground field
work (tracking) for the 1992 Oregon Canid Survey as a Protected, Endangered
and Threatened Species Specialist with the U.S. Forest Service in the
Rogue River National Forest (southern Oregon).
Contracted by Ecotrust in Portland, Oregon for production of a report
titled Coastal Temperate Rain Forests: Definition and Global Distribution.
This included editing of source documents, research and writing for original
sections of the report.
Publications and Public Speaking
· Collaborating Artist with Chris St. Amand in "Superposition:
an Art and Science Fair" at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan.
"Power Lunch." March, 1998.
· Morgan, Dennis. 1996. Grazing and Forest Health. Wild Earth 6(2):20-23.
· Coastal Temperate Rain Forests: Definition and Global Distribution.
Report produced for Ecotrust, Portland, Oregon August 1991.
· Green Consumerism and Chlorine-Free Paper Products: An Alternative
Strategy for Eliminating Organochlorine Discharge from Pulp Mills. Master's
Thesis, University of Oregon, Eugene, June 1991.
· Consumer Choices for the Environment. Presentation at the 1991
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, Oregon.
· Several articles authored for Wild Forest Review, Wild Oregon
(Oregon Natural Resources Council), Earth Island Journal, Cascadia Times,
and Wild Fish (Wilderness Society) from 1990 to 1996 mostly concerning
BC environmental issues.
· Presenter and participant McMillan Biodiversity Workshops 1999
- 2001 at the Bamfield Marine Station.
Courses, Conferences, Qualifications (partial list)
· Fluent in Windows and MacIntosh platforms, including Word, Excel,
Internet and email and other software
· Introduction to ArcView GIS. ESRI Learning Centre, Olympia Washington,
· Conservation ArcView GIS Training with Ecotrust Canada. Sept
14 - 19, 1998. Victoria, B.C.
· Forest Practices Code Training Workshops with Sierra Legal Defense
Fund, 1997 and 1998
· 10th Annual Stream Habitat Improvement Conference, Corvallis
Oregon, August 1996
· Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR 1989-1997
· SmartWood Eco-Certification Assessor Training (Forest Stewardship
Council based standards), UBC Research Forest, November 1999
· Juried Artist at Superposition: The Art and Science Fair. March,
· Member - NTC/Regional Aquatic Management Society Conservation
· Member, Canadian Coast Guard Auxialiary (#53022) and Bamfield
Search and Rescue
· Coast Guard Rigid Hull Inflatable Operator Training 11/99
· Wilderness First Aid
· WCB Level 1 with Transport
· Coastal Kayaking Leadership Course, May 1997. Highly recommended
as Assistant Guide
· WRP Fish Habitat and Riparian Assessment Training 6/99
· Backpack Electroshocking Certified (Supervisor ) 6/99
· Swiftwater Safety Technician 10/99
· Vice President and Board Member - Bamfield Preservation and Development
Excellent physical health, love working and recreating outdoors. Interests
include environmental education, sea kayaking, fly-fishing (as an assessment
tool of course), and, especially, walking rivers.
Available upon request.