Winter River by Shirley Gallant


With a full-time staff of 4 and additional part-time, term and seasonal staff of 4 – 8, Island Nature Trust must work efficiently to deliver on its full suite of land, wildlife and outreach programs.

Megan Harris, Executive Director –

Megan Harris
Megan is a graduate of the University of Victoria (BSc marine biology) and the University of Guelph (MSc amphibian toxicology). She has over twenty years of work experience in wildlife – related research, ecosystem reclamation / restoration and technical writing. Her work has taken her from BC to Ontario, New Zealand, Alberta and now Prince Edward Island. She believes strongly in the Iroquois Nations’ Seven Generation Stewardship concept: every decision we make should be based on how it impacts the well-being of people and the environment seven generations from now.

Vicki Johnson, Piping Plover Coordinator –

Vicki is a graduate of Holland College’s Wildlife Conservation Technology program and is passionate about conserving our Island wildlife. Vicki joined the INT team as an intern in 2017. She now works with the Piping Plover program as the Piping Plover Program Coordinator. She has assisted with other beach-related INT projects such as the restoration of the dune at Naufrage and Crowbush, and our Beach-Dune Ecosystem grade 7 curriculum program.Vicki is also a Certified Professional Dog Groomer, so in her spare time you can find her grooming her family’s pets, lounging at the beach, hiking the beautiful trails of PEI, or hunting with her partner, Kent.

Leanne Tol, Farmland Birds Coordinator –

Leanne Tol
Leanne joined the team at Island Nature Trust in 2016 as the coordinator of our Farmland Birds program. She completed her BSc in Agriculture in 2011 at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, majoring in Animal Science. She then took a big leap into the unknown and moved to Cape Town, South Africa to complete her MSc in Zoology at the University of Cape Town. Her thesis work contributed to an extensive research study of the factors affecting breeding success in the endangered African penguin on Robben Island. Leanne returned to her home province of PEI in 2015. She enjoys hiking in her spare time, unless there is World Cup soccer to watch and then she is at the pub!