Stacey Larsen is a community advisor for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). It’s a role that she says was best summarized by a colleague: “We help people help fish.”
She works with First Nations and other groups on salmon enhancement projects across northern Vancouver Island and surrounding areas including Cortes Island, Phillips River and Gilford Island.
Larsen is also known for her public service as a volunteer with a variety of environmental groups, including the Greenways Land Trust, Campbell River Salmon Foundation and Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society, and for serving as a representative on the city’s Advisory Planning and Environment Commission.
In her various roles, she has bridged the gap between the community and administrative bodies, making sure people’s voices are heard. But she says that a lot of credit is due to the larger community.
“I think that the passion of the groups and the people that I work with is what keeps me motivated,” she says.