Alison Ronson is a conservation professional living and working in Ottawa, Ontario.
Alison holds a B.Sc.H. in Environmental Sciences, a J.D. and an M.A. in International Affairs with a focus on Environmental Governance. She is currently National Director, Operations, for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS).
Prior to working with CPAWS, Alison was a lawyer in a full-service law firm in Toronto, where she was an associate in both the Business Law Group and Banking, Finance and Insolvency Group. She also has experience working with a variety of science and conservation projects, including the promotion of wetland conservation in Ontario, the genetic study of song birds in Western Canada, the impact of climate change on Arctic soil and plant processes, habitat and population studies on Arctic sea birds, and waste management.
Alison has a solid understanding of conservation issues and the ability to bring people together around key issues. She maintains her connection to Canada’s wilderness by visits to Canada’s national and provincial parks, where she enjoys running, canoe tripping, hiking, and cross country skiing. Alison sits on the board of directors of the Alberta Environmental Network and the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance. She was recently appointed to the Government of Alberta’s Oil Sands Advisory Group.
Speaking Engagements: Alison is available for speaking engagements on parks and protected areas, climate change and protected areas, headwaters issues and protection, boreal forest conservation, caribou and species at risk, and connecting to nature.