Adrian Leslie, Darkwoods Project Manager (Photo by NCC)

Adrian Leslie

Forest biologist

Nature Conservancy of Canada

Adrian Leslie has been studying forest health, fire ecology and climate change adaptation in the West Kootenay for almost two decades. He is an expert in the endangered whitebark pine, a sub-alpine tree found in the Darkwoods and throughout the Columbia Mountains. Adrian is leading a multi-year whitebark pine restoration project in the Darkwoods Conservation Area, and is also the West Kootenay project manager for the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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