About Us

Executive Director

Dr. Shawn Dalton


Dr. Shawn DaltonShawn Dalton is a social ecologist with over 20 years of experience working at the interfaces among landscapes, communities, and governance regimes. Dr. Dalton has organized, managed, and carried out projects in community-based natural resource management in inner city neighborhoods and rural communities; facilitated interjurisdictional watershed planning and management partnerships including federal, provincial, regional, and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, business and industry, and community members; designed and delivered a variety of training programs to federal and local resource managers; and designed and carried out applied research in watershed management, social network analysis, climate change mitigation, adaptation, and community vulnerability analyses, and warfare ecology. She also has experience in the development and delivery of outdoor experiential environmental education programs for both youth and adults. Dr. Dalton serves as Science Officer for the Assembly of First Nations’ Chiefs in NB, for whom she conducts research in indigenous knowledge, aboriginal workforce development in the forestry sector, and the cascading effects of industrial development in communities.


Dr. Dalton is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College (Biology, 1988), the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (Masters of Environmental Studies, 1992), and The Johns Hopkins University (Doctorate, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Engineering, 2002).


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Barry Jones

  Retired provincial biologist/resource manager now spending summers on his small farm on Washademoak Lake in Coles Island building and tending berry crops for wineries. Has concerns about local land use as it affects water quality, both potable and in lake & streams.

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