Jarmo Jalava

Since his teenage summer job reintroducing endangered Peregrine Falcons to the wilds of Algonquin Park, ecologist Jarmo Jalava has worked to advance the cause of healthy ecosystems in Ontario and beyond, with science and creativity. He has worked closely with First Nations, federal and provincial agencies, many NGOs, as well as the private sector to conserve nature. The 100+ reports and articles he has authored or co-authored include major ecological studies of the Niagara Escarpment and Georgian Bay UNESCO biosphere reserves, and the Big Picture strategy for Carolinian Canada. He is currently keeping busy serving as technical advisor (ecology) for the Saugeen Ojibway Nation Environment Office and many other conservation projects. Jarmo lives in a 130-year old log home on the beautiful Saugeen Bruce Peninsula, where his backyard visitors include Red-headed Woodpeckers, Eastern Bluebirds, Sandhill Cranes and even the occasional Peregrine Falcon.