Richard B. Krehbiel J.D.

Rick Krehbiel served with the Saskatchewan and BC Natural Resources Departments until founding his consulting business in Prince George in 1993. Prior to relocating to British Columbia in 1990 he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, then worked in private practice and as a provincial Crown Prosecutor. His consulting practice includes First Nation governance and land management, particularly technical assistance to First Nations in the national First Nation Land Management Initiative. He has been involved in BC treaty negotiations since 1993, including ten years with the Lheidli T’enneh Treaty Office.

Rick is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Environmental Planning at the University of Northern British Columbia, where he has taught Environmental Law and various Aboriginal natural resources courses since 1997. He lectures frequently on Aboriginal issues to local government, industry, educational institutions, and conferences, and in 2001 and 2007 lectured on Aboriginal Land and Resource Rights and Environmental Assessment with the faculty of the International Summer School in Legal Anthropology in St. Petersburg and Khanti Mansiis, Russia. He publishes regularly and served for three years on the UNBC Research Ethics Board.

Rick was a founding member of the BC First Nations Environmental Assessment Technical Working Group and the Nechako Watershed Council. He is a supporter of the Scottish Studies Society, an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and a trustee of the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust.