The Haliburton Highlands Land Trust is grateful to be working with a distinguished group of local and provincial leaders who have volunteered to support, and provide good advice to the Highlands Corridor initiative.
Peter is the Executive Director of the Schad Foundation, a private family foundation focused on youth conservation education and large scale terrestrial protection.
He also sits on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit organizations including Earth Rangers, NCC Ontario, WSC Canada, The Center for Northern Conservation and One World Schoolhouse.
Prior to joining the Schad Foundation, Peter held senior executive positions with different technology and organic foods companies. He has also worked with youth as a camp director and teacher.
Peter was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2019 and was also a recipient of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 in 2005 and the Clean50 Award in 2013.
As the Climate Change Coordinator for the County of Haliburton, Korey is responsible for the creation, coordination, and implementation of collaborative climate action planning for the County and its four local municipalities.
Prior to her role at the County, Korey held roles at the provincial and federal governments. Korey holds a Master of Climate Change and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo.
Rick and his family have been frequent visitors to Haliburton County for over thirty years and they are currently building a cabin next to the Clear Lake Conservation Reserve on Big Hawk Lake.
Rick is President of the Canadian Climate Institute, where he works with a wide variety of experts, stakeholders and elected leaders to ensure Canada addresses the many challenges and opportunities that climate change presents for our country.
A biologist by training, Rick is a noted expert on the human health effects of pollution and has co-authored two best-selling books on the topic.
Matthew Robbins is a fish and wildlife biologist with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters. His professional background includes natural resource policy, invasive species science and education, wildlife disease, and fisheries health. Matt is an outdoorsman with a passion for conservation.
Barb is a professor in the Ecosystem Management Program at the School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences at Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario. Barb has lived and worked in the Haliburton/Kawartha Lakes area since 1985, holding positions at the Leslie Frost Centre, Algonquin Park and Bark Lake Leadership Centre prior to her work at Fleming College.
Barb is a certified teacher (B. Ed.) and graduate from the University of Guelph where she majored in Fisheries Biology (B. Sc.). Since 2008, Barb has trained and certified over 500 individuals in the Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN) Protocol. She is also certified in the Ecological Land Classification (ELC) for Ontario, the Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol (OSAP), and is a certified evaluator for the Ontario Wetland Evaluation System (OWES).
In 2017, she received the Environmental Excellence Conservationist Award from the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority in recognition of her many years of volunteer work in the environmental field, and, in 2021, the American Fisheries Society Outstanding Mentor Award, in recognition of her contribution to the development and education of students.
John Harbinson is a retired business executive who has had a long-standing
interest in conservation. His family has enjoyed a seasonal residence in
southern Haliburton County for many years.
Jennifer was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, and came up to Algonquin Park with her father every year – a place she loved dearly as a child and young adult. While she left Canada soon after university to begin a career in International Development and Human Rights advocacy, her love for Algonquin never waned, and she returned as often as she was able during her trips home from the field. Jennifer has worked in countries around the world for CARE International. She is known for her research and advocacy skills, has been a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto and University of Ottawa, and a Research Fellow with University College London, in the UK. During her last and longest posting, in Afghanistan, she met her husband Jacques, and they have both since retired to start a family. They chose to make their home in the place Jennifer loved most, Algonquin, where their son Tom was born in 2015. Jennifer is presently an HHLT board director and has been a councilor for Algonquin Highlands for 4 years and has been deputy mayor since late 2022.