Karen Price (Chair)
Board member Karen Price lived in the Bulkley Valley in 1986 to 87, and again from 2005 to present. Other places that Karen has lived are Francois Lake, Vancouver, and England.
Karen's educational achievements include a PhD in behavioural ecology from SFU, an MSc in behavioural ecology from SFU, and BSc (hon) zoology from UBC. She works as an ecological/monitoring consultant.
Karen enjoys any activity in a healthy ecosystem: Watching and identifying animals, plants and fungi, hiking, bush-skiing, paddling, dipping in lakes, gathering food; ecosystem-based management (she co-manages a woodlot); and growing food. She is involved with several musical groups in the area: Recorda Borealis, Klezmer Katz, Valley Youth Fiddlers (where she is past secretary), and the BV Classical String Society (board member). She is a life-long learner and teacher (undergrad field course in forest ecology), and enjoys mentoring youth in science (chair of the Pacific Northwest Regional Science Fair).
Karen believes that BVCRB’s work leads the way provincially in providing a forum for community input into land-use decisions, and that involved communities are more likely to sustain themselves and their environment. She welcomes the challenges and rewards of working with people with diverse interests, and hopes to strengthen ties between the BVCRB and the Babine Watershed Monitoring Trust—an impartial knowledge trust that complements the value-based board.
Resources of the Bulkley Valley that Karen is interested in and values are large areas of relatively intact and naturally-functioning terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, opportunities for wilderness recreation and subsistence living, a diverse and stable community, and a peaceful place to live.