Streamside Native Plants only sells plants that are native to coastal British Columbia. Our customers include private home owners, developers, golf courses, landscapers, parks departments, schools, societies and various levels of governments.
Jim Roberts and Cyndi Hampton are a husband and wife team and new owners of Streamside Native Plants. Originally from North Vancouver, they lived in the Victoria area for several years before taking a sabbatical from work to set out on a 14-month RV journey through BC and the Yukon. Back on Vancouver Island and with their adventure boots filled, they were looking forward to finding a small farm near Courtenay and “putting down some roots”.
Jim is a biologist (R.P.Bio) with more than 25 years experience, including various regulatory roles and as an environmental consultant. Jim has worked with both Fisheries and Oceans
Canada and BC Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks, reviewing development proposals, and supporting fisheries management efforts. Over the past 15 years, his consulting experience has included a focus on enhancement and restoration works (stream, wetland and riparian) for a wide range of development projects. Jim led environmental permitting efforts (including fish habitat compensation plans, supporting Fisheries Act authorizations), planting plan development, site preparations and planting, maintenance, and monitoring of revegetation projects throughout coastal British Columbia.
Cyndi worked at the Institute of Resource, Environment, and Sustainability at UBC and Environment Canada, followed by a degree in Geography (Master’s-level studies in watershed Native Plant, continued from previous page management and ecology). Most recently, she was employed with environmental and engineering consulting firms where she worked as a project administrator and then as a business development specialist focused on proposal-writing.
Jim and Cyndi are enjoying running Streamside Native Plants, propagating and growing native plants of coastal British Columbia to support revegetation work, landscaping and gardening projects.
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