Fiona Steele, Principal and Senior Biologist - RPBio

Fiona is a professional biologist at DHC with over 20 years of experience in the fields of ecology, forestry and GIS. Through an evolving career her passion for native plants has led her to specialize in ecosystem restoration and invasive plant management within urban areas. Fiona collaborates with local governments and public land owners to create policy and strategic plans for managing invasive species. She has been project manager on invasive species strategies for the cities of West Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver, Cypress Provincial Park and Metro Vancouver Water Services. She frequently carries out invasive plant inventories, develops habitat restoration plans and coordinates large scale invasive plant treatment programs. Fiona is an executive member of the Board of Directors of the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver and was a member of the committee that developed the Regional Invasive Species Strategy. She is an associate member of Metro Vancouver’s Regional Planning Advisory Committee - Invasive Species Subcommittee. In addition to ecological work, over her career she has managed and implemented GIS for a wide variety of natural resource-based projects.