Vanessa Kilburn

Vanessa Kilburn M.Sc. (Programs Manager)


For the past 10 years, Vanessa Kilburn has been active in the field of conservation biology and herpetology both in North America and in Central America. Throughout her career she has gained extensive experience in field methodology techniques used for fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals, including electrofishing and minnow trapping, audio-visual encounter surveys for amphibians and reptiles and hoop-trapping for turtles, mist netting and point count surveys for birds, and track counts for mammals. Ms. Kilburn has also designed and conducted habitat assessments and habitat characterization work in various temperate and tropical habitats, in particular wetlands, lakes, and streams. Most recently she has concentrated on endangered species recovery, leading an endangered species funding program review in B.C., a hands-on habitat restoration and public education recovery project for an endangered turtle in B.C., and an endangered frog habitat compensation project in the Dominican Republic. Through time spent on these projects, Ms. Kilburn has gained experience working with all levels of government, non-government organizations, the private sector, industry, academia, and the general public. She holds a B.Sc. Honours in biology from the University of New Brunswick and an M.Sc. in conservation biology from McGill University.For more information on the team, or for copies of our CV, do not hesitate to contact us

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