Faculty Resume:

Dennis H. Morgan, M.S.

General Delivery Bamfield, B.C. Canada VOR 1B0 (250) 728-3888 dmorgan@island.net


M.S. Environmental Studies, University of Oregon 1991
o Robert A. Booth Fellowship, 1989
B.Sc. Biology, University of Calgary 1983

Professional Experience
Executive Director, Bamfield Huu-ay-aht Community Forest Society 11/01 - present
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 Tenure.

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 remote locations.

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).

Writer/Researcher 6/91-9/91
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, 1998
· 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, 1998
· Member - NTC/Regional Aquatic Management Society Conservation Committee
· 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 Society

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.