Lanny is the Manager Park Planning and Forestry with the City of Coquitlam. A rapidly growing community of 150,000 in Metro Vancouver. He is a Registered Professional Biologist and a Certified Arborist with more than 15 years’ experience in the field of Urban Forestry, beginning with the City of Surrey in 2000. His experience includes forest management planning, shade tree management, habitat restoration, and environmental education. Lanny has been involved in the development and implementation of award winning initiatives including the City of Coquitlam’s Invasive Plant Management Strategy and the City of Surrey’s Natural Area Management Plan. Lanny holds undergraduate degrees in Biology and Environmental Science, as well as a M.Sc. in Environment and Management.