T12. Fiona Steele
Fiona is a professional biologist at Diamond Head with 14 years of experience in the fields of forestry, ecology 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. Recent work has included collaborating with several Lower Mainland municipalities to create policy and strategic plans for managing invasive species. She frequently carries out invasive plant inventories, develops habitat restoration plans and coordinates large scale invasive plant treatment programs. In 2013 Fiona completed a term on the Board of Directors of the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver and in 2014 was a member of the committee overseeing the Regional Invasive Species Strategy. In addition to ecological work, over her career she has managed and implemented GIS for a wide variety of natural resource based projects.