Professor of Geography, writer, broadcaster, artist and museum designer, Brionyıs combination of scientific inquiry, communications skills and artistry have made a difference for the wilderness places of the B.C. coast. As a leader in the B.C. conservation movement, she has helped found and guide organizations including The Land Conservancy of B.C. the Garry Oak Meadows Preservation Society and Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
As a writer and educator she combines a zany sense of humour with a talent for making everything seem interesting (even red tide) and has won awards for her writing, her weekly television show and for her achievements in environmental education in general. She and her husband created exhibits for the visitor centre for Gwaii Haanas and many other organizations. Briony lectures at the University of Victoria on biodiversity, forestry issues, restoration and public education. Her book A Year on the Wild Side is a B.C. natural history favourite.