The Organizing Committee is comprised of the SER-WC Board Members. The role of the committee is to guide and advise the conference planning subcommittees to ensure the execution of a successful event. The Committee strives to provide a conference focused on advancing ecological restoration by connecting practitioners to the best knowledge and practice; and by promoting ecological restoration to public, government, private sector, and land managing participants.


Organizing Committee Chair

Jennifer Barker
MSc, PBiol
Advisor for TransCanada
Calgary, AB

Venue & Logistics

Doug Ransome
PhD, RPBio
Program Head, Ecological Restoration at BCIT
Burnaby, BC

Program Planning

Darcy Henderson
Senior Ecologist for Canadian Wildlife Service,
Environment & Climate Change Canada

Kelowna, BC


Cindy Prescott

Media, Publicity, & Communications

Cassandra Copp
MA in Environmental Sociology
Edmonton, AB 


Dave Polster
Restoration Ecologist
Treasurer, SER-WC
Duncan, BC


Brian Eaton
PhD, PBiol
Team Lead – Ecosystem Management
Innotech Alberta
Vegreville, AB

Field Trip & Social Event

June Pretzer
RNS Dpl, Project Management Graduate Certification
Owner, ReWild Consulting & Design
Victoria, BC