Andy MacKinnon is a research ecologist with the BC Forest Service and also an adjunct professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management at SFU. Lindas interest in rare species began in 1976 with her MSc thesis on rare and endangered Canadian plants. Over the past 25 years, her work has focussed on biophysical inventories in the Yukon, NWT and Alberta. She has authored and contributed to many field guides and papers. Linda now works as a writer and editor when not pursuing her two favorite pastimes: photography and illustration.