Bob Demulder (Photo by NCC)
Regional Vice-president, Alberta Region
Bob moved to Canada from the United Kingdom with his parents, who he credits with inspiring his interest in the outdoors and the natural world. After receiving his degree in forest ecology from the University of Alberta in 1985, Bob served in various government resource positions such as a seasonal park ranger in Cypress Hills, fire and reforestation forester. He eventually moved up in the department of Forestry, Lands and Wildlife's Industry Development Division to become the assistant to the Minister.
After leaving government, Bob spent a number of years as director and acting executive director with the Alberta Forest Products Association. In 2002, he headed up a new Integrated Landscape Management Program (ILM) under the Alberta Chamber of Resources. The ILM was the first program of its kind designed to address the cumulative effects and environmental impacts of resource development and the role of Alberta’s public land use allocation and management system in this context.
In March 2008, Bob joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as the regional vice-president in Alberta. This has allowed him to continue to pursue his lifelong interest in conservation and nature and to give back in a way that produces a meaningful and tangible legacy.
Bob has consistently maintained the Alberta Region as a conservation securement and stewardship leader. He looks forward to future activities and challenges related to the role NCC might play in dealing with ecological offset concepts that are now emerging.