NatureNL May Public Lecture: NCC’s Salmonier River Conservation Project

Nature Conserv Nature NL

Please join us for Lanna Campbell’s (NL Program Director, NCC) presentation on “NCC’s Salmonier River Conservation Project”

on Thursday May 19, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Science Building, Room SN2067, on the MUN campus.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working in NL for twenty years. During that time our securement work has spanned the Island, though the emphasis has been on Southwest Newfoundland. The Salmonier River Conservation Project represents a new area for NCC in NL. The area is important ecologically for a number of reasons: the forest landscape is largely intact, there is habitat for a diversity of rare lichens, and the river has a healthy population of wild Atlantic salmon. NCC’s consistent path of conducting science, securing land, and leading stewardship and engagement is underway within the Salmonier Conservation Project. Whether we are taking care of our current properties, or having discussions with willing landowners about securing new ones, NCC hopes to continue to help conserve this unique part of the province for generations to come.

Lanna Campbell is the Program Director for the Nature Conservancy of Canada in Newfoundland and Labrador. Originally from the mainland, Lanna grew up on a family farm in rural Quebec. She has an undergraduate degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, and a Masters of Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. During her academic work she had the opportunity to travel throughout Atlantic Canada, pursuing forest ecology research from Yarmouth Nova Scotia, to Main River, Newfoundland. Lanna has held a variety of positions following school: an instructor at Mount Allison University in the Department of Geography and Environment; an outreach coordinator for a community-based watershed group, an environmental scientist at a large-scale consulting firm, and finally a program director for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. A self-proclaimed ‘Newfoundlander by Choice’, Lanna is honoured to be working on land conservation in a province that has magnificent natural capital. She lives in Quidi Vidi with her husband, 1-year old daughter, black Labrador, and orange cat.

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