Kristen Miskelly is a biologist with a passion for the plants, wildlife, and ecology of Southern Vancouver Island. She operates Saanich Native Plants, a native plant nursery and consulting business in Saanich that she hopes will help assist others in conserving and enhancing natural habitat. Kristen has taught courses focused on plant identification, restoration techniques and naturescaping. Kristen received her MSc from the University of Victoria in 2012, focusing on the ancient vegetation of southern Vancouver Island. She has a diverse background in botany, conservation, and ecological restoration.