Waterton Lakes National Park - Parks Canada
Kimberly Pearson is grateful to have spent most of her life within Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) territory and Treaty 7 lands, including a career focused on building land-based collaborations in the area now known as Waterton, southwestern Alberta, Canada. She is Waterton Lakes National Park’s Nature Legacy Ecosystem Scientist, a role where she advances innovative work supporting Indigenous-led and landscape-scale conservation efforts. Kim has also contributed to grassland and species at risk conservation and restoration, and wildfire ecology initiatives with Parks Canada. She spent ten years collaborating in caring for the land with the Waterton Park Front ranching community and the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and has been involved in community-focused efforts of the Waterton Biosphere Region since 2009.