LINDA KERSHAW has been an avid naturalist since childhood and focused her studies on botany at the University of Waterloo, earning her master's degree in 1976. Following her education, she has worked as a consultant and researcher in northwestern Canada and as an editor/author in Edmonton, while pursuing her two favorite pastimes--photography and illustrating.
ANDY MACKINNON is a professional biologist and professional forester who works as regional ecologist for coastal BC for the B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range. Andy is also adjunct professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University.
DR. JIM POJAR is executive director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Yukon chapter and spent 25 years as an internationally respected forest ecology research scientist with the B.C. Forest Service. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers related to the boreal forest, aspen parklands and coastal ecosystems.