Millie Kuyer, Dipl. Tech., B.Sc.
Millie has world-class applied training and experience in ecological restoration with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ecological Restoration and a Diploma in Fish, Wildlife and Recreation from BCIT. Since graduating, Millie has performed ecology work from the very west coast of Vancouver Island to the peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta. After completing biological inventories and monitoring for conservation lands across BC with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, she conducted spawning salmon surveys in the Indian River watershed for Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver. Millie then moved to the Rocky Mountains to manage and monitor natural resources in Yoho, Kootenay, and Banff National Parks for Parks Canada as a Resource Management Technician. Next, she took on a Biologist role with a small environmental consultant in Banff National Park and area to conduct ecological restoration, erosion and sediment control, and environmental monitoring. Her work included riparian restoration along Cascade Creek for native wildlife and fish species including threatened westslope cutthroat trout (Cascade Creek was substantially impacted by a dam installed in 1941 and the 2013 floods which combined to reduce and change the river’s natural flows). Currently, Millie is an Assistant Instructor for BCIT’s Ecological Restoration Bachelor and Master of Science programs and a part-time Research Associate with the Rivers Institute. Through her work, she aims to help manage, conserve, and restore BC’s natural resources through the use of science, innovation, and technology while connecting and sharing knowledge with others.