Parks insider

Let Parks Canada take you behind the scenes! Watch videos to learn about some of the projects that are helping to protect and restore these treasured places.

Parks Insider: science and conservation at Parks Canada

A man monitoring a prescribed fire.
Parks Canada Resource Conservation staff performing maintenance on a weather station
Close-up of a green crab

Managing wildfires, helping turtle hatchlings, recovering endangered salmon, monitoring ecosystems—it’s all part of a day’s work at Parks Canada. Discover more behind-the-scenes stories about science and conservation.


Meet our scientists

Jennifer Yakimishyn
Resource Management Officer
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia
Diane Blanchard
Marine Areas Establishment Advisor
Protected Areas Establishment Branch, Gatineau, Quebec
Emily Gonzales
Ecosystem Scientist
Active Management and Ecological Restoration, Vancouver, British Columbia
Carmen Wong
Ecologist Team Leader
Kluane National Park, Yukon
Darroch Whitaker
Ecosystem Scientist
Western Newfoundland and Labrador Field Unit
Todd K. Shury
Wildlife Health Specialist
Office of the Chief Ecosystem Scientist, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Yuri Zharikov
Monitoring Ecologist (Ecosystem Team Lead)
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, British Columbia
Rebecca (Becki) Dunham
Senior Archaeologist
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Nova Scotia
Chantal Ouimet
Wapusk National Park and Manitoba North National Historic Sites
Gary Baikie
Park Manager
Torngat Mountains National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador
Candace Deschamps
Resource Conservation Officer
Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario
Daniel Sigouin
Park Ecologist
Forillon National Park, Quebec

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