Kathryn Folkl is NCC's national director of North American Partnerships and currently manages NCC's participation in the North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA) program. Kathryn acts as a liaison between Canadian and U.S. government partners, other non-profit organizations and NCC National and Regional staff. Kathryn has worked for NCC’s National office in varying capacities over the past (almost) decade including coordinating the Conservation Intern program and the Natural Area Conservation Program.
Kathryn has a master's degree in botany from the University of Guelph where she studied recreational impacts of rock climbing on cliff-face ecosystems of the Niagara Escarpment. Kathryn lives in Guelph with her husband and son, two cats and a dog and enjoys travel, reading, movies, cottaging, canoeing, swimming, boating, hiking, climbing and time spent with friends around campfires.