May Public Lecture

Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Salmonier River Conservation Project

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working in NL for twenty years. Their 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. Lanna Campbell, NCC Program Director will discuss how the area is ecologically important 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. NCC hopes to continue working with communities 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 a Masters of Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. During her academic work she had the opportunity to pursue forest ecology research throughout Atlantic 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.

Thursday May 19, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
at the MUN Science Building, Room SN 2067