Director Conservation Planning, CPAWS Wildlands League
Anna completed an undergraduate degree in Biology from McMaster University and a graduate degree from York University. Her passion for conservation was sparked at a national park in Georgian Bay where she studied spotted turtles and reptiles. For her Master's research, she worked with communities outside two small protected areas in Southern Costa Rica, examining land use and ecologically sustainable practices in agriculture.
Anna works with First Nations, governments, citizens, media, industry and communities to advance boreal forest protection. Anna played in a lead role in the development of a groundbreaking 3 million ha action plan in NE Ontario (announced in June 2012) with forest companies that protects caribou habitat and increases wood supply. She has participated in the Ontario Minister of Natural Resources’ Far North Advisory Counciland currently sits on the Minister of Northern Development and Mine’s Mining Act Advisory Committee. She is currently the Director of Conservation Planning for CPAWS Wildlands League. You can follow her on twitter @annabwild.