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Beyond Pipelines: Managing the Cumulative Impacts of Resource Development in BC Dialogue Participants

Gerald Amos, Director of Community Relations, Headwaters Initiative
Mr. Amos is the co-founder of the Headwaters Initiative. He was chief councilor of the Haisla First Nation for 12 years, is a founding (and current) board
member of Ecotrust, and has served on the First Nations Summit Executive, as a speaker for the Aboriginal Fisheries Commission, and President of the Coastal First Nations.

Jessica Clogg, Executive Director & Senior Counsel, West Coast Environmental Law
For over a decade, Ms. Clogg’s natural resource and Aboriginal law practice at West Coast has placed her in the forefront of crafting solutions in complex environmental and natural resource disputes as a legal advisor, facilitator, negotiator and law reform advocate (MODERATOR).

Denise Dalmer, Director, Environment and Sustainability, Business Council of British Columbia
Ms. Dalmer is the Director, Environment and Sustainability at the Business Council of BC for the past year. She has 25 years experience in the public, private and non-profit sector working on a variety of natural resource and environmental management issues.

Tom Ethier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Resource Stewardship Division, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations
Mr. Ethier is an ADM with responsibilities for the stewardship of BC's forests, water, fish and wildlife resources. His career with the BC public service  has included being a regional fish and wildlife biologist in the Okanagan, Director of the Fish and Wildlife Branch, Chief Negotiator for Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, and has been the ADM of Resource Stewardship since May of 2012.

George Hegmann, P. Eng., M.E.Des., Principal and Practice Leader at Stantec
Mr. Hegmann is a Principal and Practice Leader at Stantec in environmental assessments for major resource and infrastructure project regulatory applications in western and northern Canada. He has also provided advice, guidance and training to various governments and boards on regional/strategic and project cumulative effects assessments.

Gwen Johansson, Mayor, Hudson’s Hope, BC
Gwen Johansson has served on many local, regional and provincial boards concerning energy, including BC Hydro (Director 1997-2001); Northeast Energy & Mines Advisory Committee (Co-Chair 2006-2010), and Custodians of the Peace Country Society Landowners (President 2002-2012). She was recently elected Mayor of the District of Hudson's Hope.

Valerie Langer, Director BC Forests Conservation, ForestEthics Solutions
For 24 years Valerie has worked to conserve large tracts of British Columbia forests (including Clayoquot Sound and the Great Bear Rainforest), improve conservation laws and to decrease unsustainable consumption by corporate purchasers of wood and paper products globally.

Tara Marsden/Naxginkw, MA, Gitanyow Huwilp Lax'yip Implementation Coordinator, Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs
Ms. Marsdenhas worked for First Nations, ENGOs, post-secondary institutions and the provincial government on natural resource management issues and Aboriginal consultation. Working for her own nation of Gitanyow, she is responsible for coordinating the implementation of the Gitanyow Huwilp Recognition & Reconciliation Agreement and Land Use Plan.

Dr. Faisal Moola, PhD., Director General, Ontario and Northern Canada, David Suzuki Foundation and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto
For the past decade Dr. Moola has led an expert team of scientists, analysts and communicators at the David Suzuki Foundation, focusing on the protection of Canada’s cherished wild spaces and endangered species.

Anna Warwick Sears, PhD, Executive Director, Okanagan Basin Water Board
Dr. Sears’ expertise is in watershed science, planning and governance, bringing together stakeholders, and bridging science and policy to find workable answers to natural resource questions. Before moving to the Okanagan in 2007, she worked in Sonoma County, California, and received her PhD in Population Biology from the University of California, Davis.

Lindsay Staples, Principal, North\West Resources Consulting Group
Lindsay Staples is a social scientist and consultant with many years of experience in land claims and self-government negotiations and implementation, sustainability-based environmental impact assessment, and resource management-based issues facilitation. He was the lead consultant to the Mackenzie Gas Project review panel.

Mark Zacharias, Assistant Deputy Minister, British Columbia Ministry of the Environment
Dr. Zacharias is responsible for: BC's biodiversity science and policy; water legislation, science and policy; and natural resource information. He joined the public service in 1995 and since 2008 has held ADM positions in post-secondary education and land management. Mark holds faculty appointments at UBC and UVIC and his academic research focuses on marine management and policy.