Pat is a longtime community activist who has many years of experience working with environmental and social justice groups.  Since 1978 she has lived in the Bulkley Valley in northwestern British Columbia and is best known for her 16 year campaign on the Kemano issue.  Pat has also been active in the broader environmental community, serving on the B.C. Environmental Network steering committee for 10 years, as co-chair of the national Canadian Environmental Network for three years, chair of the Sierra Club of B.C. for three years, and chair of West Coast Environmental Law for two years. For her work on the Kemano issue Pat received the Cal Woods Conservation Award from the Steelhead Society of B.C. in 1991 and the Minister of Environmental Individual Award from the B.C. Government in 1995.  She was also recipient of the Patagonia Fellowship for 1995-6.

Ms. Moss also has a significant background in native issues.  From 1985 to 1991 she chaired the Smithers Human Rights Society which undertook a major public education campaign on the Gitxsan-Wet'suwet'en land claim and historic legal action.  Since then she has maintained links with First Nations in the region and worked to develop communication between environmental, community, and native organizations working on resource issues.  She was a founding director of the Northwest Institute and has been its executive director since July 1996.