Doug Janz

Doug Janz

Doug Janz served more than 32 years at the Ministry of Environment. From 1982 until his retirement in 2004 he was the Regional Wildlife Biologist/Section Head. He focused on wildlife biology and management in the coastal ecosystem and the integration of wildlife requirements in land use and resource development plans. He has conducted studies and developed reports and management plans for a number of species, including Roosevelt elk, Black-tailed deer, Vancouver Island marmot and the large carnivores on Vancouver Island (including predator-prey interactions). He also participated on multidisciplinary land use planning processes, including all facets of the Vancouver Island Land Use Plan (protected areas, special management zones, high-intensity use). Building working relationships with a diverse stakeholder community has been a key component of these processes. Wetland acquisition and restoration was also a key component of the wildlife program and in partnership with staff of The Nature Trust of British Columbia, Ducks Unlimited and the Canadian Wildlife Service, he participated in securing a number of critical properties on Vancouver Island, including the Green Mountain and Parksville-Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Areas. In 2003 Doug was presented with the prestigious Ian McTaggart-Cowan Award for Excellence in Biology.

Doug has been a Director since 2013.