As not only a keystone species, but also a culturally iconic one, I believe that salmon are one of our most powerful conservation tools in BC. Bridging freshwater, ocean, and terrestrial environments, and spanning multiple jurisdictions, salmon watersheds present an incredible opportunity and potential for fostering meaningful change in the place I call home.
I grew up in False Creek, Vancouver, as a daughter of European immigrants who couldn’t resist the call of B.C.’s mountains. Following my love of the outdoors, I pursued studies in Australia and Namibia, trekked through the Himalayas, and completed a BSc in Natural Resource Conservation at UBC while also working for 4 years at UBC Recreation Intramurals as a Director. Since then, I have been working with parks and protected areas and how they can be best used as a conservation tool, managing several diverse conservation programs—which led me to my position as the previous Lab Manager at the Salmon Watersheds Lab.
I am now completing my Masters degree in Resource and Environmental Management. I’m fascinated by the challenges and potential of multi-party collaboration, have a particular passion for B.C.’s wild spaces, and can be found on many weekends in muddy hiking boots.
Get in touch: egriggs [at] sfu.ca
Learn more about me via my LinkedIn profile.