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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.

Placement Details

Participants work closely with Parks Canada’s National Marine Conservation unit to perform research and develop a database and report on the current cultivation, harvest and use of marine and aquatic plants for Indigenous, commercial, or recreational uses in Canada. In addition to literature and online searches, participants interview staff from the National Marine Conservation Areas (NMCAs) and National Parks (NPs)/National Park Reserves (NPRs) to gather information of current and potential future plant harvest in those areas. This includes Gwaii Haanas, Lake Superior, Fathom Five, Saguenay-St. Laurent and Tallurutiuo Imanga NMCAs, and Pacific Rim and Gulf Islands NPRs.

Placement Category: Data Analysis, Management, and Reporting; Policy and Strategy

Placement Season: Flexible

Placement Type: Virtual

2021-2022 Participant Highlights

Participant Kara Guloein 

Kara’s project involved a major research project and report on marine renewable energy. The connections Kara made were very valuable and were her highlight; seeing how willing people were to help and how much they enjoyed collaborating was inspiring. 

Read Kara’s blog about Eco-Grief and Pragmatic Optimism here!

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