Jennifer Sutherst

Estuary Coordinator & Staff Biologist
Project Watershed Society
2356 Rosewall Crescent
Courtenay, BC V9N 8R9

Phone: 250-703-2871


Research area(s):

  • Freshwater ecology
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Marine conservation
  • Marine mammals
  • Spatial technologies

Area of Expertise:

Jennifer Sutherst is he Estuary Coordinator and Staff Biologist with the Comox Valley Project Watershed Society. Jennifer is a Biologist and Environmental Scientist that has worked as an environmental professional and stewardship leader most of her career; and has extensive experience working in freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Ranging from projects as diverse as research on climate change for Simon Fraser University to traditional ecological knowledge surveys of marine mammals for the ‘Namgis First Nation. She has won awards for her work with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and for the production of the Lost Streams of Victoria informational map. She is a Streamkeepers and Wetlandkeepers Instructor and has worked extensively with multi-disciplinary teams of volunteers, First Nations, government agencies and non-profits to achieve habitat protection and stewardship objectives.

Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):

Sutherst, Jennifer A, Mrs., “Restoration of Salt Marsh Habitat Using Engineered Barrier Islands” (2016). Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference.30.

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