The SCCP is governed as a collaborative or joint venture through a steering committee comprised of a number of partners including government (provincial, regional district and municipal) and non government (land trusts, stewardship groups, academia, environmental professionals and specialists). These various interests are represented through a steering committee guided by a terms of reference.
The steering committee is Chaired by John Richardson, Head of UBC's Department of Forest Sciences. Administrative support is provided by the BC Conservation Foundation and the Fraser Valley Conservancy. The SCCP is governed through a steering committee comprised of partner organizations, various levels of government and advisors from conservation and social science backgrounds.
A key objective of the SCCP is to build better relationships with First Nation interests across the entire bioregion. Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge and the diverse history and traditions that have evolved between South Coast First Nations and species at risk and their critical habitat is essential to our work. Partnerships have included working with Carrielynn Victor artist and traditional plant practitioner, the Naut'sa Mawt tribal Council and the TFN Construction / Matcon Civil Joint Venture (TMJV)
Program Management and Development:
Pamela Zevit RPBio, Special Projects Coordinator: As a conservation biologist Pamela provides specialized skills and expertise as well as interregional collaboration and engagement in working with SCCP partners, funders and practitioners on developing best practices and facilitating knowledge sharing around the science and management of species at risk and their habitat. Core programs Pamela has managed for the SCCP include: Species at Risk in the Classroom, working with First Nations on integrating traditional knowledge and species at risk protection, the SCCP's citizen science resources, working with local governments and more recently the Diversity by Design guidance tools.
Tamsin Baker MSc, Stewardship Coordinator: Tamsin Baker oversees the SCCP's Landholder Contact Program ("Nature Stewards"). She works in concert with Pamela and other project partners on extension and outreach and supports overall program development and partnership building. Past/ongoing projects include: The Coastal Sands Ecosystems Project, work in the Coquitlam River Watershed/Tri-cities area, as well as a multi-year partnership on private landowner stewardship with the Fraser Valley Conservancy.
Christine Cooper, B.Sc.Env, M.L.Arch, Conservation Planner: With a background in ecology and a focus on urban wildlife, Christine’s primary role is to influence land use decisions by providing local governments and the development community with the tools to integrate species and ecosystems at risk into biodiversity considerations in the built environment.