Area of Expertise:
Dan was born and raised in the Comox Valley, and has a passion for protecting the Valley’s flora and fauna from the bottom of the ocean to the top of the mountains. Dan worked for the Ministry of Transportation as an engineering assistant, overseeing numerous road construction projects on Vancouver Island. In 2010, Dan started applying his expertise to the aquaculture industry, specifically sustainable hatchery and tenure development and operations. In 2011, Dan was asked to become a director on the Project Watershed board in the Comox Valley and has been working on several committees including the Blue Carbon project. With Dan’s background in the shellfish industry (solid carbon sequestering) and eelgrass gardens (oceanic carbon sinks), he is an asset to the Project Watershed team and the Blue Carbon committee.
At Project Watershed some of Dan’s projects include:
- Project manager of eelgrass restoration projects with Project Watershed and Cooper Beauchesne and Associates totaling 3,328 m2 in 2013.
- Eelgrass restoration projects with the Pacific Salmon Foundation totaling 3,000 m2 in 2013-2014.
- Project manager of a saltmarsh restoration projects starting in 2014 and 2015 at the old Royston booming ground area and Courtenay Air Park lagoon outlet.
Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):
Bowen, Daniel, Mr.”Airpark Lagoon Breach – Restoring Habitat Connectivity for Fish” (2016). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference. 35. https://cedar.wwu.edu/ssec/2016ssec/protection_remediation_restoration/35/