WRSOS BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015-2016
John had been a practising wildlife biologist since the early 1970s, first in British Columbia and then in Saskatchewan.
From his early teens and for twenty plus years he trained and flew raptors including peregrines, merlins, goshawks, cooper's hawks, redtails and kestrals.
Over the years he has been involved in numerous rescue and rehabilitation efforts for a wide variety of raptors and other species. He was manager and part-owner of a native animal zoo in the Okanagan for several years. The zoo specialized in species native to the area including fox, coyotes, lyxn, mountain goats, mountain sheep and rattle snakes. He worked with the local wildlife department to rehabilitate numerous species. He was one of the first to successfully breed lynx in captivity.
After coming to Saskatchewan he continued to be active in the outdoors, fishing and hunting including bow hunting and bird watching.
As a wildlife biologist he has conducted surveys and population studies of a broad range of species including big game species, song birds, raptors, fur-bearers, small mammals, upland gamebirds and waterfowl. He conducted numerous hands-on studies with big game, furbears, raptos and waterfowl.
John is currently semi-retired working as a consultant and as a commercial beekeeper.
As a member of WRSOS John and his wife Alverta are heavily involved in animal rescue and in particular nesting ducks in the Saskatoon area.