Senior Wildfire & Land Use Analyst

Kevin Kriese

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

He served in five different provincial ministries, was an assistant deputy minister for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, and served as chair of B.C.’s Forest Practices Board.

Kevin’s work centres 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. He lives and plays in the Bulkley Valley, Wet’suwet’en territory.