Valerie Huff is a restoration ecologist with a passion for native plants.
I am one of the cofounders of the Kootenay Camas Project (KCP), which aims to highlight the importance of camas to our ecology and our history. The KCP has used citizen science as a tool for research and public outreach. We are working with a local high school to grow camas for future restoration programs and have given several presentations tailored to students.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Guelph, a diploma in Restoration of Natural Systems from the University of Victoria, and a Masters of Science in environmental studies, also from the University of Victoria. Valerie has an environmental consulting company which uses her inter-related areas of expertise: plant science and restoration ecology; computer information management systems and data management; and outreach, training and education.
Eva Johansson is a founding member of the Kootenay Native Plant Society, has managed a native plant nursery for several years. Her teaching experience includes high school and university. Eva is a researcher and project coordinator with the Kootenay Camas Project, which aims to highlight the importance of camas to our ecology and our history.