Staff Bio for Sam Hudson

Sam Hudson
Board Member

Sam Hudson currently works at Fisheries and Oceans Canada within the Salmon and Diadromous Fish Section, with her work mostly focusing on population assessments and stock status of various diadromous fish species in the Miramichi system and beyond. Previously, Sam had worked in Nova Scotia with an environmental non-governmental organization (eNGO) called the Clean Annapolis River Project (CARP), where she had the opportunity to lead a variety of projects and programs that involved aquatic species at risk (i.e., Atlantic salmon, Atlantic whitefish) and invasive species (i.e., chain pickerel, smallmouth bass), climate change, stormwater management, water quality monitoring and more. In 2017, when Sam’s passion for species at risk conservation emerged, Sam had joined the Parks Canada team at Kejimkujik National Park! Her positions while working at the Park focused on species at risk and ecological monitoring, along with assisting in coordinating the Parks first ever BioBlitz event(s)! In addition, Sam has also taken on side contracts to monitor species at risk including various turtle, bird and bat species. When Sam is not working, she can be found spending most of her spare time volunteering, foraging in the woods, hiking with her husky, Willow, backcountry camping, beading and fermenting anything she can get her hands on! Sam was drawn to MTRI through an internship opportunity to assess habitat, and to conduct visual surveys and live trapping efforts for Blanding’s turtles and other species at risk in wetlands located just outside of Kejimkujik National Park. Since then, she has been actively volunteering on a number of different projects at MTRI, while sitting on the Board for the organization and previously serving as Secretary (2018-2023).