Instructor, Environment and Geomatics
250.365.7292 Ext. 21489
Selkirk College, Attn: Brenda Beckwith
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
I currently teach first year Applied Botany and Ecosystem Classification and second year Applied Research Methods in the Recreation, Fish, and Wildlife Program. I also teach a field school for the School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria.
I am the owner/operator of Beckwith Ecologies, an environmental consulting company based in the West Kootenay, though having worked throughout the Pacific Northwest, in both the United States and Canada, for over 20 years. With training in ethnoecology and ethnobotany, I specialize in plants of high ecological and cultural significance, landscape reconstruction and restoration, ecological landscaping and ethnobotanical gardening, and land management planning and assessment.
I am also a Director with the Kootenay Native Plant Society, a Columbia Basin-based environmental non-profit organization that promotes knowledge, appreciation, conservation and restoration of West Kootenay native plants and natural habitats through education, research, and on-the-ground activities. We continue to work alongside the School of Environment and Geomatics in many aspects of our work, including conducting research and maintaining propagation beds on the Castlegar campus, involving the college community in field activities and seasonal events, and proudly welcoming students and staff as members of advisory committees and our Board of Directors. Web: kootenaynativeplants.ca