Our Conservation Work

Juri Peepre

Juri Peepre has more than 40 years experience in conservation and protected areas work in BC, the Yukon, Alberta and Northwest Territories in:

  • Protected area assessment and planning
  • Park planning, management and design
  • Conservation research, analysis and writing
  • Conservation communications and public education
  • Conservation strategies and advocacy
  • Conservation skills training and capacity building

His clients included NGOs, federal, provincial and territorial government agencies, First Nations, municipalities and industry.  Since moving from the Yukon to Windermere, BC, in the summer of 2009, Juri continued his conservation consulting and advocacy work, with organizations such as the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative,  TREC (Training Resources for the Environmental Community), the Yukon Conservation Society and CPAWS-BC.  Juri served as Chair of the Wildsight Regional Council, a regional and community-based conservation organization working in the East Kootenay. In 2012 he organized a regional economics workshop: “Finding the Balance – A Forum on Community, Environment and Economy in the Columbia Valley”, and in the spring of 2013, he organzied “Protected or in Peril? – Conservation in the Peace Break and Muskwa-Kechika Regions”, with the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative and UNBC’s Natural Resources and Environmental Studies Institute. He has worked on conservation and research projects in the Peace River Break country of the Canadian Rockies, and other parts of northern and interior BC.

Sarah Locke

Sarah Locke has more than 30 years writing experience in western and northern Canada in:

  • Natural and cultural history research and writing
  • Science research and writing
  • Interpretive communications and display writing
  • Editing
  • Broadcast journalism

Hart River Evening - Photo by Juri Peepre

Hart River Evening
Photo by Juri Peepre

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