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Our Board of Directors


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Cheryl Bradley, Secretary — Lethbridge, Alberta

Cheryl Bradley is a professional biologist whose career spans over three decades in western Canada, primarily southern Alberta. She is an independent consultant based in Lethbridge. Cheryl has expertise in environmental biology, fluvial geomorphology and public consultation. Since the early 1980s she has worked on numerous projects to map vegetation, survey rare plant species and communities, assess the environmental implications of developments, and develop environmental legislation and policy. Since the early 1990s, Cheryl has been an active volunteer with the Southern Alberta Group for Environment, producing a monthly newsletter and being a leading voice for the environment in her community. She has represented the environmental interest on advisory committees regarding planning of the Oldman. She is currently on the Urban Team of the Oldman Watershed Council and an alternate for Alberta Environmental Network on the Alberta Water Council. 

Lorne Fitch — Lethbridge, Alberta

Lorne is a native Albertan who was born and raised on a farm in west-central Alberta. He has a B.Sc. in Zoology from the University of Calgary. The Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division employed him in various capacities and places from 1971 to 2006. Lorne has held positions as a Fisheries Biologist, a Regional Habitat Biologist and a Regional Fisheries Biologist. His current work focuses on explanations of how the natural world works; those explanations allow people to make better decisions on how they choose to use landscapes. He has worked on riparian systems since the beginning of his career and was there at the beginning of the Cows and Fish program. Lorne continues to spread the word on riparian management provincially, nationally and internationally. His work on environmental extension has lead to Alberta Emerald awards in 1996 and 1997, a Society for Range Management, Special President's award in 1998 and a Wildlife Society award in 2003. He is currently the Provincial Riparian Specialist, with the Cows and Fish program, and an Adjunct Professor with the University of Calgary.

Paulette Fox


Rachelle Haddock, Vice Chair — Calgary, Alberta

Rachelle was born and raised in the prairie environs of Rosetown, Saskatchewan. An environmentalist from a young age, she began fundraising for conservation organizations and carrying out environmental initiatives at the age of ten. She departed Saskatchewan to complete her undergraduate studies in Forestry at the University of British Columbia, where she was granted a B.Sc. in Natural Resources Conservation with Honours. Rachelle is presently pursuing a Master of Environmental Design (Environmental Science) at the University of Calgary. Her current research is centred on public participation for recreation access management planning on public lands in southwestern Alberta, Canada. 

Dan Thompson — Edmonton, Alberta


Jason Unger, Chair — Edmonton, Alberta

Jason Unger is staff counsel at the Environmental Law Centre with a focus on water law, fisheries law, species at risk law, and conservation tools on private lands. Prior to joining the Centre in 2005 he worked in private practice doing general litigation, regulatory and administrative law. He also spent time working for the Alberta Wilderness Association with a focus on land use and protected areas in the southeastern slopes of the Alberta Rockies. Prior to practicing law he worked in biology, conducting fieldwork that examined roosting habits of bats in northern British Columbia and in Costa Rica.