Jocelyn Wood is the West Coast stewardship coordinator for the Nature Conservancy of Canada in British Colubmbia.
Based out of the Vancouver office, Jocelyn says she's fortunate to have the entire West Coast region as her extended field office: the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands, Central Coast Rainforest, West Chilcotin and Haida Gwaii. She holds a bachelor of arts with a major in political science and minor in environmental studies from the University of Victoria, and a technical diploma in fish, wildlife and recreation from BCIT.
Her role with NCC has her managing various tasks, from writing management plans, communicating with landowners and researchers, to being in the field monitoring NCC's properties, inventorying plants and animals, hosting Conservation Volunteers events, to growing relationships with communities.
Outside of work, Jocelyn enjoys running on Vancouver's seawall or paddling a kayak into the sunset. On weekends she can be found hiking in the coastal mountains or snowshoeing in the backcountry. She always finds opportunities to be outdoors while travelling abroad or spending time with family back home in BC.