Tim Irvin’s Bio
field biologist and wilderness guide
Tim Irvin has worked as a field biologist and wilderness guide in places like the grizzly bear territory of the Great Bear Rainforest, the lynx country of north eastern USA, the boreal forest and Great Lakes of Ontario and polar bear regions of Hudson’s Bay. Tim is one of 20 bear guides fully certified by the Commercial Bear Viewing Association of British Columbia.
policy analyst and wildlife manager
Working with the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Tim facilitated innovative projects between government scientists, stakeholders and consultants – including collaboration on black bear conflict management, grizzly bear rehabilitation, raptor and non-native species management and regulation of wildlife viewing.
Tim was the editor and lead story contributor for Arctic Inspired: A Tribute to the Tundra. He was most recently published in explore, Photo Life and the Globe and Mail. He was selected for the Mountain Writing Residency at the Banff Centre in 2010 and won the Great Northern Canada Writing contest in 2011.
Tim’s photos have appeared in Canadian Geographic Traveller, The Globe and Mail, Photo Life, The Ottawa Citizen, The Georgia Straight, three wilderness and wildlife calendars, numerous reports and Canadian Geographic’s Best Wildlife Pictures 2012.
Tim has paddled and hiked over vast sweeps of wilderness in the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, Ontario and British Columbia – most notably on three multi-week arctic canoe expeditions, including a seven-week solo trip.