Executive Director (on leave)
Conservation Program Manager (Interim Executive Director)
Stewart (he/him) joined the CPAWS-SK team in April 2018. As a native of the UK, he grew up walking the rugged coastlines and mountains of South Wales. Stewart moved to the Canadian prairies in 2013, where he now calls Saskatoon home. Before moving to Canada, Stewart worked for the UK Government’s nature conservation agency, Natural England. There he was a lead adviser spending most of his time engaging in the planning process, assessing environmental policy and strategic plans, and providing regulatory advice related to major development proposals, with the aim of minimizing or eliminating likely impacts to numerous special protection areas and their key species.
Indigenous and Stakeholder Relations Manager (on maternity leave)
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Kelsey’s (she/her) fondness of nature began at a young age. She was fortunate that her parents chose to spend many of their family vacations camping in the great Canadian outdoors - which introduced her to many of Western Canada’s wonderful landscapes.
Board of Directors
A volunteer Advisory Board of Directors guides the direction of CPAWS Saskatchewan.
National Board Member in Memoriam
It is with great fondness that we remember Evan, longtime CPAWS Saskatchewan board member and passionate advocate for Canadian wilderness. After a short but courageous battle with cancer, he left us peacefully on January 20th, 2020. Evan’s obituary can be found here, and stories of his time with us can be found here.
Merv was born in Saskatchewan and grew up on a small mixed farm. From an early age he was poking around in the pasture and poplar bush, developing an appreciation for both the domestic and wild life and their adapting to seasonal changes, and came to an early understanding of the need for sufficient natural areas to sustain species and biodiversity. He has a B.Sc. in Land Use and Environmental Studies, and a M.Sc. in the area of hydro-meteorology, both from the U of S, obtained during the Late Bronze Age.
Candace is the author of more than two dozen books, including Prairie: A Natural History of the Heart of North America, which won three Saskatchewan Book Awards, including Book of the Year back in 2008 and has just been re-released in an updated, third edition. Her other titles include A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory From a Prairie Landscape, which focuses on the grasslands of southwestern Saskatchewan and was chosen by the Saskatchewan Library Association for this year’s One Book, One Province tour.
Branimir is a Saskatoon-based biologist, photography instructor and internationally published environmental photographer. His research interest is in the impact of agricultural intensification on the extent and health of natural ecosystems, and solutions to minimize that impact.