Richard Sparrow is the Director of Indigenous-Led Conservation with the Grizzly Bear Foundation (GBF) and has been active in the field of First Nations conservation and restoration management and policy for more than 20 years.
Richard is an advocate for the protection and enhancement of First Nation fishing rights. His work primarily focuses on building and maintaining natural resource relationships with Indigenous communities throughout BC and collective impact related to First Nation natural resource management and inherent rights.
Prior to his work with GBF, Richard spent more than six years providing senior management to the First Nations Fisheries Council of BC, supporting intergovernmental affairs and fisheries management, as well as governance and leadership to the Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance and the Musqueam Fisheries Commission.
Richard was elected to council for a four-year term in November 2020. He currently chairs the Musqueam Fisheries Commission, and co-chairs the Community Services Committee.