Canadian Wetlands Roundtable Leadership

Executive Committee & Steering Committee

The CWR is led by a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee composed of expert representatives from both the public and private sectors. The Steering Committee is supported by an Executive Committee consisting of Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) and Wildlife Habitat Canada (WHC) representatives. The CWR is co-chaired by Mr. P. Kehoe (DUC) and Mr. Frank Annau (CFA). CWR members believe that wetland protection, conservation and sustainable use can be balanced to enable land and resource uses that benefit our communities, society and economy.

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Our Expertise

CWR’s extensive network of wetland experts draws from a multitude of scientific and policy disciplines, including ecology, biology, limnology, engineering, political science, geography, fisheries and habitat, and landscape planning. The CWR network includes collaboration with many resource sector organizations in addition to DUC, CFA and WHC.

In addition, CWR connects with a broader network of wetland conservation programs and specialists across the US and Mexico, and links to the work of the Ramsar Convention (1975) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (1993).

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Our Locations

Waterloo, ON, Canada

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Washington, DC, USA

St. Albert, AB, Canada

Calgary, AB, Canada

Regina, SK, Canada

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Calgary, AB, Canada

Gatineau, QC, Canada

Surrey, BC, Canada

Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Our team

Frank Annau

Co-chair & Executive Committee

Director - Environment and Science Policy, Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA)

James Brennan

Executive Committee

Director - Government Affairs, Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC)

Patricia Farnese

Member

Associate Professor of Law, University of Saskatchewan

Neil Fletcher

Member

Manager - Wetlands Education Program, British Columbia Wildlife Federation

Grant Hogg

Ex-Officio

Director - Habitat Conservation, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Pat Kehoe

Co-chair & Executive Committee

Director - International Partnerships, Ducks Unlimited Canada

Brant Kirychuk

Canadian Wildlife Directors Committee (CWDC) (ex -officio)

Executive Director - Fish, Wildlife and Lands Branch, Ministry of Environment, Government of Saskatchewan

Brigitte Leblon

Member

President, Canadian Remote Sensing Society

Kate Lindsay

Member

Vice President - Sustainability and Environment, Forest Products Association of Canada

Cameron Mack

Executive Committee

Executive Director, Wildlife Habitat Canada

Bruno Paris

Ex-Officio

Head, Conservations Operations, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Tara Payment

Member

Manager - Water, Health & Safety Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Dennis Prouse

Member

Vice President - Government Affairs, Croplife Canada

Paul Short

Member

President, Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association

Dean Smith

Member

NAWMP Director/Wildlife Liaison, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Larry Thomas

Member

Environment Manager, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

Mark Walker

Member

Manager - Policy Development, Canadian Canola Growers Association

Gregory Thompson

Coordinator

Principal, T&M Consulting Inc.