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Wyatt Petryshen

Wyatt Petryshen

Science Policy Advisor

Wildsight Regional

Wyatt is the Science Policy Advisor for Wildsight, where he volunteers his time examining the intersection between scientific research and policy implementation. Born and raised in Calgary, Wyatt spent most of his free time exploring the mountain tops, old-growth forests, and everything in between in the East Kootenay. Wyatt graduated in 2018 with a B.Sc. (Honours First Class) in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Calgary, followed by an M.Sc. from the University of Calgary in 2021. Wyatt is currently a Ph.D. student at Yale University. His primary research focus is on examining ecological resilience and extinction risk throughout Earth’s history.

Wyatt's work

Mining makes up one of British Columbia’s largest industries and revenue sources, but behind the profits, communities and the environment often pay the price… Read More 
Valuing world class wilderness, creating long-term balance. Some of the best-known and most-cherished National and Provincial Parks are set in the Rocky… Read More