We are leaders in providing high-quality scientific information.

Paving the Way

We are a not-for-profit that operates at arm’s length from government and industry, providing information that is both objective and unbiased. We are passionate about delivering the highest quality data on wildlife and habitats: technology is always changing, and we work to adopt the latest tools and methods to monitor a wide range of species, assess changes in biodiversity, and share our findings. Our approaches are objective, documented, tested, and validated through peer review.

Better together

Collaboration and data aggregation are integral to our work.

We seek to support efficiencies in data collection by facilitating collaboration and knowledge sharing. Together, we identify key questions for individual species, habitats, and landscapes and bring together the best available datasets to address critical biodiversity issues. We leverage the strengths and assets of partners and collaborators to advance biodiversity and habitat monitoring in Canada and around the world.


We turn data into relevant information for decision-makers.

We develop and implement monitoring programs and reporting to meet the needs of partners and stakeholder groups. We strive to ensure that our information and data is relevant to the challenges that managers and decision-makers face at local, regional, and national scales. Our information is used by a wide variety of people who care about our environment, including Indigenous communities, industry, government, environmental groups, researchers and the general public.

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Indigenous partnerships and capacity building are important to us.

The lands we operate on are the traditional territories of diverse and distinct Indigenous cultures in what is known as Western Canada. We work collaboratively with Indigenous communities to support community priorities, helping to build capacity and support biodiversity monitoring needs.

Our Team

Our programs—the Wildlife Science Centre, SENSR, and Human Footprint Mapping in British Columbia—are each led by one or more directors, with strategic direction from both a Board of Directors and program administration team. Learn more about each program under Our Initiatives.

Program administration

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Jim Herbers

Executive Director

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Colleen Scott

Program Manager

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Pamela Foster

Finance/Admin Coordinator

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Sydney Toni

Communications Lead

Biodiversity Pathways initiatives

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Dr. Erin Bayne

Director, SENSR
Professor, University of Alberta

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Dr. Adam Ford

Co-Director, Wildlife Science Centre
Associate Professor, University of British Columbia–Okanagan

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Dr. Rob Serrouya

Co-Director, Wildlife Science Centre

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Dr. Oscar Venter

Director, Human Footprint Mapping in British Columbia
Professor, University of Northern British Columbia

Board of Directors

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Shira Mulloy


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Krista Phillips


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John Kolk