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Articles by Emily Smith

Emily Smith returns to CPAWS after two years in the Yukon wilds. From 2006 to 2009 she worked as National Chapter and Board Relations Manager for CPAWS and is happy to be returning to her CPAWS family to cover Ashley Windsor’s sabbatical. Passionate about Canada’s wilderness, Emily moved to the Yukon to be closer to the wilderness she fell in love with on remote horsepacking expeditions in the Muskwa Kechika region of Northern BC. In the Yukon, Emily enjoyed teaching the amazing and inspiring students at Yukon College while managing the Wilderness Tourism Association of the Yukon part-time. She stayed involved with CPAWS, volunteering as the Secretary-Treasurer on the CPAWS-Yukon Board from 2010-2011. Emily enjoys paddling, hiking, horseback riding and snowshoeing in Canada’s wild spaces with her partner and two dogs.

Where the Wild Things Are and Helping Kids Find Them

Celebrate Canada Day by introducing your kids to Canada's wild spaces. While preparing for a father-daughter rafting trip down the Tatshenshini-Alsek River, a hard-won CPAWS campaign that resulted in an UNESCO World Heritage Site, CPAWS blog contributor Emily Smith explores the nature deficit disorder and great ways CPAWS chapters are working to raise the next generation of conservationists while reflecting on her own exposure to wild spaces in her youth.