Deborah Carlson

Staff Lawyer Green Communities Program, West Coast Environmental Law


Deborah Carlson works with communities in British Columbia to support land and water management that maintains and restores healthy connections to nature, including ecosystem-based measures to adapt to climate change. The work involves understanding regulatory gaps and limitations in existing Canadian law, and supporting new approaches to policy and management at landscape/watershed scales that include full recognition and respect for Indigenous laws and authority and constitutionally protected title and rights. Deborah has a BCL/LLB from McGill University and was called to the B.C. Bar in 1997.