Visitors walking along the beach on Thomas Island, PEI (Photo by Sean Landsman)

Visitors walking along the beach on Thomas Island, PEI (Photo by Sean Landsman)

Nature's Real Estate Agent Sets Up Shop on PEI!

November 2, 2018
Charlottetown

 

Lanna Campbell is Nature Conservancy of Canada's new program director on the Island


The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has a new program director on Prince Edward Island. 

Lanna Campbell, who previously guided NCC’s work in Newfoundland and Labrador, has moved to Charlottetown to lead the charitable land trust’s projects on the Island. 

“We moved to PEI for both work and family reasons,” says Campbell.  “We chose the Island because it felt like a great place to raise our two little girls, while still being connected to our family in the Maritimes. I am looking forward to getting out and contributing to the community.  It is so encouraging to see that the Island culture is very supportive of conservation.  I am looking forward to meeting more of NCC’s partners and donors and as many Islanders as possible in the months ahead as we make progress on new conservation projects.” 

Campbell succeeds Julie Vasseur, who moved to Guelph, Ontario last spring, where she has a new role with Nature Conservancy of Canada. One of Campbell’s first projects as PEI program director will be to secure the final donations needed to conserve a 234-acre property near Kingsboro.  The property features a large wetland habitat and a mature hardwood forest, which supports a variety of wildlife.

Campbell has a Masters in Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University and has been working with the Nature Conservancy of Canada since 2013.  While in Newfoundland and Labrador, Campbell jokingly referred to herself as “Nature’s real-estate agent”, a nickname that stuck with community partners and the media.

Campbell successfully completed several large projects for NCC while in Newfoundland and Labrador, including the 606-acre Crabbes River nature reserve. This landmark gift of ecological and historical significance was donated by descendants of Sir William C. Van Horne, president of Canadian Pacific Railway, who led the completion of the railway coast to coast and was featured in the photo The Last Spike. 

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