Heather Leschied

Wildsight’s Water Program Manager


As Wildsight’s Water Program Manager, Heather saw the award-winning and federally recognized “Lake Windermere Project” through to completion. She has been an active participant in water stewardship efforts in the Columbia Basin for the past decade. She sits on the Columbia Basin Watershed Network Steering Committee, Lake Windermere Ambassadors Board, Friends of Kootenay Lake Steering Committee, and has been involved in the East Kootenay Integrated Lake Management Partnership since its inception in 2006. She is a certified Streamkeepers and CABIN (Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network) trainer and delivers workshops for groups from across Canada. Heather received a degree in Environmental Studies and Geography from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on the North Shore of Lake Superior.