Employee directory

Reg Parsons

Client Liaison Officer
Atlantic Forestry Centre
26 University Drive, P.O. Box 960
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, A2H 6J3

Tel.: (709) 637-4906


  • Joined the Canadian Forest Service in 2002


  • Research on the “The Ethical use of Traditional Ecological Knowledge”
  • Research, analyze, and report on Aboriginal communities and forest sector challenges and opportunities in corporation with other government departments
  • Liaise with stakeholders concerning forestry issues
  • Create and manage forest related projects like: Traditional ecological knowledge/Science Camp for Aboriginal youth of Newfoundland and Labrador

Areas of Knowledge:

  • Aboriginal forestry
  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • Forest values and worldviews
  • Youth participation in forestry

Areas of Interest:

  • Sustainable development
  • Traditional ecological knowledge
  • The ethical use of traditional ecological knowledge
  • Knowledge translation (ensuring elder’s knowledge is collected and used in the context that it was meant to be used)


  • National and International Working Group for the Model Forest of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) – Task Force on Traditional Forest Knowledge
  • Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Public Advisory Committee
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Federal Council – Sustainable Development Working Group
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Federal Council – Aboriginal Forum Series Armchair Steering Committee


  • Merit Award 2006
  • Various scholarships (Nunatsiavut Government, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth, UNB, Fraser Papers)

Current Research Projects

  • Traditional ecological knowledge use in a forest management plan for Miawpukek First Nation
  • Traditional ecological knowledge/Science Camp for Aboriginal youth of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Policy framework effects on the traditional ecological knowledge use in forest management planning for First Nations lands in Canada
  • Atlantic Elders’ Project: Honouring Elders and Traditions in Aboriginal Economic Development. This study will determine how elders should be involved in economic development.


  • B.Sc. in Forestry (1999), with a minor in Computer Applications, University of New Brunswick
  • M.Sc. in Forestry (2004), University of New Brunswick
  • Ph.D. Candidate, (currently) University of New Brunswick


  • National Aboriginal Forestry Association
  • Canadian Institute of Forestry


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