Samantha Penner

Lower Mainland Field Operations Technician

Sammy Penner’s passion for nature and conservation began at an early age. Growing up in the lower Fraser delta she spent much of her childhood on her father’s fishing boat, and exploring the dikes and mudflats of Boundary Bay. She thought she would like to follow in her father’s footsteps and go into fisheries or marine biology. She attended BCIT’s Fish, Wildlife and Recreation program and her love for nature grew. She started volunteering with Metro Vancouver, OWL Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program, Bird Studies Canada and many more. After finishing school in 2015, she worked on a Nature Trust Conservation Youth Crew and has been taking on more roles since then. She now supervises the Lower Mainland Conservation Youth Crew, coordinates restoration events on Nature Trust conservation lands, and helps protect and monitor these sites.

She continues to volunteer and takes part in programs to further her education. In August 2018 Sammy spent 27 days paddling down the Fraser River with the Rivershed Society of BC, learning about sustainability and watershed health.

Sammy joined The Nature Trust of BC in 2015.