PROJECT LEADER & PHOTOGRAPHER
Paul Colangelo is a photographer specialized in wildlife, environmental issues and the crossroads of culture and our natural world. A National Geographic Explorer and member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, Paul has spent the past three years exploring and telling the stories of northern British Columbia.
Wade Davis is a world-renowned National Geographic Explorer-in-residence, ethnographer, bestselling author, photographer, and filmmaker. He holds degrees in anthropology and biology and a Ph.D. in ethnobotany from Harvard University. A native of British Columbia, Wade has seasonally lived in the Sacred Headwaters region for 30 years and has conducted ethnographic fieldwork among several indigenous societies of northern Canada.
Ph.D. Biology, LEAD RESEARCHER
Wes Sechrest is a conservation biologist who focuses on global conservation issues and field-based biodiversity conservation. Wes is an expert on species conservation and is extensively involved in advancing conservation efforts, particularly for mammals. He has published numerous scientific papers in leading journals including Science, Nature, BioScience, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. His research has been used to set priorities for international conservation to advance protection of the planet’s biodiversity. He has international work experience in over 25 countries.
An avid nature photographer, Steve Jones joined the team to analyze the gps-tagged imagery used to map the herd’s movements. When not shooting or hiking, Steve is part of the senior management team at Pulse Energy; a company that creates energy conservation software for commercial buildings.