The National Office Marine Conservation team works within the Conservation Programs Branch of the Protected Areas Establishment and Conservation Directorate. The Directorate provides functional leadership, policy direction, programming, and operational support related to the establishment and management of new national parks, national urban parks, and national marine conservation areas.
Working closely with staff from Parks Canada’s National Marine Conservation team and the Executive Directors Office for Ontario and Waterways, participants research and inventory aquatic invasive species management efforts in Ontario and Waterway Sites, including activities related to surveillance, control/eradication, and monitoring. This inventory is then used to identify gaps and opportunities for regional actions and communications.
Previous participants reviewed and assisted in developing a permitting template for Parks Canada’s AIS approval process to support PC sites and improve regional coordination. Participants also examine efforts to reinforce regional AIS partnerships with Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF), including watchlists and notification protocols.
Placement Category: Data Management and Reporting; Policy and Strategy
Placement Season: Flexible
Placement Type: Virtual