lives in Renfrew and has a family cottage on the Ottawa River just downstream of the confluence with the Bonnechere River.
Kathy has been active with the Bonnechere River Watershed Project since 2007, and has been chair of the Board since 2009.
Professionally, she is Dr. Kathryn Lindsay having obtained a PhD in Biology from Carleton and worked as an Adjunct Research Professor in Biology and in Geography and Environmental Studies and was a co-Director of the Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Research Lab built with funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, until her retirement in 2015.
graduate students have worked on habitat suitability modeling for wildlife, effects of landscape structure on farmland biodiversity, and systematic assessment for wildlife conservation both now and under a climate change future.
She was employed as a wildlife research ecologist with Environment Canada beginning in 1986 and conducted future scenario and ecological risk assessment studies at local to national scales in Canada, the USA and Panama to understand effects of land cover and land use (particularly agriculture and urbanization) on wildlife, water, and people, and to explore approaches for incorporating nature conservation into land-use policy, planning and decision-making.
Photo: Renfrew Mercury