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Conserving nature through science and outreach

Thompson-Nicola Regional Coordinators

The Thompson-Nicola regional coordinators oversee BCMMP surveys in the Thompson-Nicola region. If you’re interested in volunteering in this region, contact them at

Sky Jarvis

Sky in the forest

Hello, my name is Sky. I’m a forest tech with the Lower North Thompson Community Forest in Barriere, BC, located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Simpcw First Nation. I have been involved with various surveys over the past couple of years both with Birds Canada and WildResearch. I believe that citizen science projects that promote ecological monitoring are a great way to get Canadians out into nature and reconnect with the land and animals. I’m super excited to be a regional coordinator for the Thompson-Nicola Region 🙂

Tay Powrie (he/him)

Tay in the field

Tay is an aspiring ecologist located on the unceded lands of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. He grew up constantly exploring the vast interior grasslands and wetlands, fascinated by the diversity of plants and animals in these ecosystems. This fascination piqued Tay’s interest to study the dynamics of these environments, within the context of the Anthropocene epoch, and work to develop place-based management strategies to conserve critical ecosystems. Through this pursuit, he has had the opportunity to learn at Quest University, on unceded territory of Skwxwú7mesh and St’át’imc Nations, study in Bhutan at the Royal Thimphu College, and complete a Natural Resource Science (Hon) degree at Thompson Rivers University. He is currently conducting research on landscape management through the ecologically defined borders of watersheds and working with the Thompson-Nicola Conservation Collaborative and Kamloops Naturalist Club to help develop a regional conservation strategy for the Thompson watershed. Tay is passionate about watershed systems because he enjoys learning about the complexities of aquatic and riparian ecosystems and the habitat (for over 500 different species in BC) that these wetland ecosystems provide.