National Campaign Director
Headshot of Torrance Coste

Torrance is honoured to lead Wilderness Committee’s campaigns, representing our organization with grassroot allies, Indigenous nations, government, the media and the public. Torrance works mostly from the unceded Lekwungen and Coast Salish Territories. A major highlight for him is co-leading our field program on Vancouver Island. He is also known to enjoy (the very rare) heated Twitter exchanges. Torrance grew up constantly encouraged to be outside, to learn to be comfortable in nature and in the woods, which has impacted him greatly. Torrance grew up working on a small hobby farm then put himself through university working as a labourer in the shipyard in Victoria. Before Wilderness Committee, Torrance worked in fundraising and outreach for a few other environmental organizations and initiatives. His love for nature takes him out hiking and camping every summer – he even got engaged on the West Coast Trail!

Check out some of the campaigns that Torrance leads: