Peter deKoning

Originally from Alberta, Peter was lured to the west coast by the prospect of fly-fishing its myriad rivers year-round, climbing mountains and being a little warmer most of the year. Through his travels in Central America and East Africa, Peter saw the deep connection between social and environmental issues and became passionate about conservation and the restoration of ecosystems as a justice issue – something he has been able to see more at home now. Having obtained his M.Sc. in Ecology from the University of BC, Peter worked as a biologist for A Rocha Canada researching species at risk and working on restoring the Little Campbell River, and currently coordinates stewardship and restoration projects for Metro Vancouver Regional Parks.

When not exploring the outdoors, Peter prefers to watch soccer, listen to country music and play pedal steel guitar as much as he can.