Hazel Wheeler began working at Wildlife Preservation Canada in 2013 as our shrike field biologist in the Carden area. In 2014, she took on the role of Lead Biologist, coordinating the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery Program in Ontario.
Hazel holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from the University of Guelph and a Master’s degree in Environmental and Life Sciences from Trent University, where she looked at the importance of different habitat types as foraging areas for threatened chimney swifts.
Before joining Wildlife Preservation Canada, she helped develop national monitoring programs for avian species-at-risk, implemented and coordinated provincial volunteer-based monitoring programs and directed field teams in monitoring and research activities on several sensitive species. She is currently a member of the City of Guelph’s Environmental Advisory Committee, where she applies her conservation experience to prospective developments within the city.