We work in partnership with Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC) at Selkirk College to support watershed groups with mapping needs. Every summer, a GIS Co-op student works with Network member groups to engage their communities with research and mapping.

Welcome to Katie Erickson – we’re so excited to work with you this year!

In her words:

As a recent graduate of Selkirk College’s Diploma of Integrated Environmental Planning and Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems programs, I feel fortunate to have landed a summer co-op position where I can apply skills learned in both diploma programs to help the member groups achieve their goals of protecting the local watersheds. GIS is a powerful tool and there are many exciting projects that I am looking forward to completing this summer.

I am grateful for the opportunity to hone my skills as I transition from being a student to a professional in the workforce as well as the opportunity to work with the many wonderful people that make up the member groups.

Originally from Vancouver Island, I moved to the Kootenay region to attend Selkirk College and fell in love with the area. In my free time, I can be found hiking, swimming, gardening or rock climbing. My previous work experience includes many years of service in the hospitality industry, a summer position with The Christina Lake Stewardship Society as a Stewardship Assistant and with the City of Grand Forks as a GIS Technician.

Many thanks to the Columbia Basin Trust for their support of this program.