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Footprint Press, Issue 5
Mike Gildersleeve- Concerns about the Stave Lake drinking water project
Elena Edwards-Cohen Commission on Wild Salmon
Zoey Slater-Invasive Grey Squirrel
Roopchand Seebaran-Social Sustainability
Don Mair-Mishi-leaks
Tracy Lyster-Sprawl report
Marlisa Power-Sustainable Saturdays
Val Pack-Species at Risk, Oregon Forestsnail

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Footprint Press issue 4
Dr. Ken Macquisten-Bears in the neighbourhood
Megan Sjogren- Black bear drawings
Sylvia Pincott-Welcome bats to the belfry
Amanda Smith- Community Supported Agriculture
Tracy Lyster-Mission’s controlled substance property bylaw
Jeanne Hughes-Invasive Giant Hogweed
Val Pack-Species at Risk, Western screech owl
Tracy Lyster-Create a no mow zone
Kevin Francis- Thinking differently
Daniel van der Kroon-Taking back the economy
Walter Neufeld-Why gravel pits matter to you

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Fall, 2010 issue of Footprint Press
Sylvia Pincott-Caring for your land into the future
Val Pack- Species at Risk, Band-tailed pigeon
Bruce Klassen- Living with Band-tails
Mike Gildersleeve- Agricultural Land Reserve
Emily Helmer & Roxanne Snook- Protecting biodiversity on Sumas Mountain
Elena Edwards- Many shades of green
Sieglinde Stieda- Food security
Wendy Bales- Aggregate pilot project follies
Tracy Lyster- What are Official Community Plans?
Elena Edwards- Justice for Wild Salmon

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Spring, 2010 issue of The Footprint Press
Tracy Lyster- Silvermere Island
Elena Edwards- Paddle for Wild Salmon
Daniel van der Kroon- Road Cyclists
Walter Neufeld- Aggregate pilot project
Val Pack- Local Species at Risk
Zoey Slater- Invasive plant species
Tracy Lyster- Notes from the Hinterland
Plus more!

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Dr. Claudette Bethune is a practicing clinical scientist in the USA.  Claudette was trained at the University of Washington in Seattle, has a doctorate in drug metabolism and clinical pharmacokinetics, and is qualified to characterize the safety of medicine as well as food nutrients and toxins by the US FDA and international regulatory bodies. She has worked for the Norwegian National Institute for Nutrition and Seafood Safety (NIFES) providing health authorities with risk assessments for consuming farmed fish. Dr. Bethune writes extensively about the health problems of farmed salmon due to the accumulation of toxins such as PCBs from feeds and the promotion of antibiotic resistance by salmon farms.

Dr. Marvin Rosenau is an instructor in the Fish Wildlife and Recreation Program (FWR) at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) where he teaches Fish Ecology and Management as well as Environmental Monitoring at the second-year level in addition to year-long Projects course.  Marvin has a 35-year history of working in freshwater fisheries in the province of British Columbia.  This includes stints as a consultant, in academia, with the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission, and with the provincial Ministry of Environment.   Much of his work, within and outside of government, has focussed on stream and lake habitat-protection and restoration, including issues relating to gravel-removal from streams, lake fertilization and flow-augmentation for fluvial fishes. Marvin worked extensively on lower Fraser River white sturgeon during the 1990s as a BC fisheries program biologist and as a Director and member of the Science Committee within the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society. In the 1990′s he also worked on Water Use Planning flow agreements, which modified stream discharges in a number of hydro-electric projects in south-western B.C. to great success in increasing fish numbers.  Species that he has, in particular, worked on over the years include sturgeon, kokanee, Salish suckers, Coho and Chinook salmon.  He has a BSc (Honours) and an MSc from the Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, and a DPhil from the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. In addition, he has won a number of aquatic conservation awards including the: Murray A. Newman Award for Significant Achievement in Aquatic Conservation (1999), the B.C. Wildlife Federation Ted Barsby Trophy Conservationist of the Year (2008), the Canadian Wildlife Federation Roland Michener Conservation Award (2010), and the Totem Fly Fishers Roderick Haig-Brown Conservation Award (2012).

Rebecca McMurray is a lifelong resident of Mission, a local naturalist, and environmental educator. She graduated from the Bachelor of Science in Ecological Restoration Program at BCIT in 2015. Focussing her efforts on inspiring an interest in nature in others, she has worked and volunteered with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, WildSafeBC, Surrey Nature Centre, Mt Seymour Resorts, Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club and is currently working as a fisheries technician on the Coquitlam River.

Rick was born in the Fraser Valley and grew up exploring the outdoors. His love of the natural world led him into the realm of wildlife photography. Being outside observing and photographing raptors, other birds and wildlife in their natural habitat has become his passion and a subsequently meditative endeavor. He has produced calendars, note cards and coasters from his work. Rick can often be heard saying “I am going out to shoot birds with my Canon”.