Kevin Kriese

Senior Wildfire & Land Use Analyst

Kevin is trained as a forester (BSF, UBC) and planner (MRM, SFU), and a has certificate in conflict resolution (JIBC).  He worked for over 30 years for the B.C. provincial government designing and delivering land use plans, developing government-to-government agreements with Indigenous Nations, and leading organizational change.

He served with five different ministries and was an Assistant Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Kevin also served as the Chair of B.C.’s Forest Practices Board.

Kevin’s work has centred on resolving resource conflicts in B.C. through collaboration and multi-disciplinary problem solving. His current interests include the intersection of forest management, climate change, water, and fire.