Ecotrust Canada is comprised of a team of professionals skilled in a multitude of disciplines including forestry, GIS, planning, community economic development, marine resource management, eco-certifications, governance, and micro-finance.
Natalie began volunteering with Ecotrust Canada in 2015. Her volunteer role involved providing technical forestry support to the Yunesit’in Government – one of the six member governments of the Tsilhqot’in Nation – as they launched their vision for the Dasiqox Tribal Park and interpreted forestry documents submitted to them by forest licensees seeking to operate in their territory. As a result of this experience, the Yunesit’in Government offered her the opportunity to coordinate the “Forest to Frame” project with Ecotrust Canada. In addition to coordinating this project, she also provides technical and research support to Ecotrust Canada’s forestry program.
Natalie is a master’s student in the Social-Ecological Systems (SES) research group in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia, member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and Forester in Training (FIT) with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP). She holds a Diploma in Ecosystem Management Technology from Fleming College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resources Conservation from the University of British Columbia. Her background includes experience in silviculture, timber development, wildfire ecology, technical writing and research, community engagement, curriculum development, and instruction.
Natalie’s work includes: