National Conservation Biologist ,
The Nature Conservancy of Canada
Dan is the National Conservation Biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada. He is an expert on Canadian biodiversity and conservation, and has recently written reports on topics ranging from aquatic habitat connectivity to the natural capital of forests. Dan co-authored Biodiversity Conservation Strategies for all four Canadian Great Lakes, and prepared the first conservation assessment on Great Lakes islands. He is a member of the Freshwater Plant Specialist Group with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the Great Lakes Indicator and Reporting Task Team, and the Committee on the Status of Species at Risk in Ontario. Dan often shares his stories about nature and the importance of conservation through NCC’s Land Lines blog. Prior to joining NCC, Dan worked as a senior ecologist for an environmental consulting group where he conducted ecological inventories, prepared environmental impact assessments and served as an expert witness. He lives with his family in the headwaters of Bronte Creek where he enjoys chopping wood and raising happy chickens.