In 1992, Gord started his journey with the British Columbia Conservation Officer Service in the community of Lillooet in the Thompson-Cariboo Region. After 3.5 years of chasing poachers and predators in the steep, hot hillsides along the Fraser River, he transferred to Vancouver Island where he has been stationed in the community of Campbell River ever since.
Gord has been a member of the provincial Predator Attack Team since its’ inception and continue to be a Predator Attack Specialist in our region, mentoring several officers with wildlife mitigation, capture techniques, and Predator Attack investigations.
During his career, he has responded to several human wildlife conflicts including predator attacks on humans involving grizzly bear, black bear, and cougar. Most of his experience has been with cougar conflicts (Vancouver Island has a very high cougar density).
As a newer member of BC’s Wildlife Conflict Instructor group, Gord always looks forward to the opportunity to meet fellow officers (and other wildlife professionals) from all over North America at the WHART conferences.