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Tim Burkhart, BC Program Manager: Strategic Engagement and Peace Region

Tim has a lifelong love of wild places, and has experience in political organizing, park management, and research.

Tim has a lifelong love of wild places, and has experience in political organizing, park management, and research. 

Prior to joining the Y2Y team, Tim was committed to driving positive change as an organizer for multiple political, non-profit and labour campaigns, and in the past worked as a researcher for the Cohen Commission, which examined the collapse of Sockeye Salmon fisheries on the Fraser River.

Tim was inspired to focus his career on conservation advocacy and research after two seasons as an operations manager for several provincial marine parks, where his passion for the wild evolved from a fascination with Canadian natural history to contemporary politics and policy surrounding the environment, natural resources and conservation movements.

Tim completed his Master’s degree at the University of Northern British Columbia, working on a grassroots mapping tool for conservation.

As BC Manager, Strategic Engagement and Peace Region, Tim coordinates the efforts of local conservation organizations, First Nations, scientists, government, industry and other interested parties to conserve biodiversity and wildlife connectivity in BC. He advocates for conservation solutions in provincial policy initiatives, engaging with decision makers on ecological legislation and policy campaigns.

Tim lives in Victoria, BC, with his dog Mick, and spends his free time exploring the mountains, rivers, lakes and prairie of the beautiful Peace region.

Follow Tim on Twitter: @timothyseabeard