Dan Kraus

Dan Kraus

Dan is the Weston conservation scientist and senior director of conservation program development for the Nature Conservancy of Canada, where he is involved in a wide diversity of conservation planning initiatives and has been guiding the application of the Great Lakes Conservation Blueprint for the last 10 years. 

In addition to expertise in landscape ecologist, Dan is also an authority on the conservation of rare species, and is a member of the provincial Committee on the Status of Species at Risk in Ontario. He has worked on species conservation projects ranging from population studies of snakes on Pelee Island to preparing the provincial recovery strategy for Ontario’s polar bears.    

Dan lives in the headwaters of Bronte Creek in the Lake Ontario watershed where he enjoys chopping wood and raising happy chickens.