New conservation officer comes to Vanderhoof from the Yukon

Yukon-born Amber Elliot is the latest addition to Vanderhoof’s conservation office.

Yukon-born Amber Elliot is the latest addition to Vanderhoof’s conservation office.

Yukon-born Amber Elliot is the latest addition to Vanderhoof’s conservation office.

Elliot was previously a natural resource officer in Terrace and worked seasonally in the national and territorial parks of Alberta and Yukon.

“I grew up in a really outdoorsy family and have always been passionate about fish and wildlife,” she said. “I was interested in joining the RCMP originally, but combining law enforcement with wildlife, this is a natural fit.

“I want people to continue enjoying it as I have.”

Slated to graduate from the Western Conservation Law Enforcement Academy of Saskatchewan in two months, Elliot also has a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in conservation enforcement.

She knew early on that B.C. would be her workplace of choice.

“With this job, you have such a variety of work,” she said. “B.C.’s beautiful; there’s the coast, there’s the forest, a variety of environment and ecosystems.

“You can go somewhere else and have a completely different experience.”

First time in Vanderhoof, Elliot looks forward to busy work with the amount of hunting and fishing in the region, she said.

An avid hunter and fisher in her spare time, Elliot is active with horses during the summer, and she also mountain bikes and cross-country skis.

“I know there’s going to be so much to experience, and I look forward to learning about the area.”

 

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