Common snapping turtle (Photo by NCC)

Common snapping turtle (Photo by NCC)

Cary Hamel (Photo by NCC)

Cary Hamel (Photo by NCC)

Cary Hamel

Conservation Science Manager


Cary Hamel is the conservation science manager for the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) Manitoba Region, where he is responsible for ensuring that NCC's land protection, stewardship and management activities are dictated by the best available information. A forest and prairie ecologist by training, he has more than 15 years of experience conducting field surveys and research and integrating knowledge to guide on-the-ground conservation action.

Cary is president of the Friends of Birds Hill Park, and also sits on the Manitoba Breeding Bird Atlas steering committee. Cary is an appointee to the Manitoba Endangered Species and Ecosystem Advisory Committee as well as the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife Species in Canada Vascular Plants Species Subcommittee.

Cary and his family live on a very small farm near Kirkness, Manitoba where he raises poultry and eggs and enjoys playing in the mud and snow.

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