Greg Utzig

Science & Projects Committee
Greg is a conservation ecologist and land use planning consultant with over 35 years experience in environmental impact assessment, watershed analysis, terrain and vegetation mapping, habitat inventory and modeling, and a wide range of activities related to forest management and biodiversity protection. At present his focus is on adapting biodiversity conservation measures to the realities of rapid climate change. He has worked with a variety of clients, including government agencies, non-governmental organizations and the forest industry, both in British Columbia and southern Africa. Greg has degrees from the Universities of Wisconsin and British Columbia in Geology and Forest Soils. He was recently the primary author on an Integrated Ecological Impact Assessment on Climate Change and BC’s Forest and Range Ecosystems for the BC Ministry of Forest and Range, and is presently involved in two climate change projects in southeastern BC : a vulnerability and resilience assessment for forest ecosystems and forest management systems for the BC Future Forest Ecosystem Scientific Council (FFESC) and another for Conservation Northwest of Bellingham, WA and Wildsight of Kimberley, BC developing an approach to conservation planning that incorporates the need for climate change adaption and considers the potential for connectivity between southeastern BC and the Pacific Northwest in the US. His main goal is to spend time out in nature, hiking, skiing and kayaking. Greg has served on the FoKLSS Board since 2016.
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