I started working for the Nature Conservancy Canada (NCC) seven years ago. I am responsible for the delivery of stewardship on NCC’s 13 Canadian Rockies properties. This includes invasive species management, restoration of open forests and grasslands and property management planning. My favourite task at NCC involves working with our partners to develop conservation plans for NCC’s Canadian Rockies Natural Areas (South Selkirks, Kootenay Rockies and the Elk Valley) and developing biological rationale for new conservation projects. The last seven years have blown by, not only due to my rewarding work with NCC, but the welcome addition of two small children into our family.