Looking out off Round Top, QC (Photo by Eric Tschaeppele)
Program director for southern Quebec
After completing a bachelor's degree in biology, with a concentration in ecology, and a master's in environmental management from the University of Sherbrooke, Julien Poisson travelled to Morocco to continue his post-secondary education and earn a master's in international ecology. As a project manager for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) since 2010, and program director for southern Quebec since 2017, he has greatly developed his project management, communication and collaboration skills and expertise. He has also forged strong relationships with NCC partners at all levels, including communities, governments and individual donors.
Julien is responsible for coordinating research projects on species at risk, identifying conservation priorities, managing and enhancing protected natural areas, developing community partnerships and implementing activities to enhance natural habitats.
Julien is currently the treasurer of the Conseil québécois des espèces exotiques envahissantes and a member of the Copper Redhorse Recovery team. He also sits on several environmental panels and committees on the St. Lawrence Islands, the Richelieu River watershed and the Green Mountains.