Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI)

Jane Barker
Co-Director/ Forest Program Coordinator

Jane is one of MTRI’s co-directors, along with Jeffie McNeil, and oversees the forest program. An outdoor enthusiast and nature lover as a child, her studies and volunteer work in the UK introduced her to a career in nature conservation on the west coast of Scotland, where she spent many happy years as a mountain ranger for the National Trust for Scotland. On moving to Canada with her family fourteen years ago, she learned much about and fell in love with the Acadian forest, and has focused much of her work at MTRI on forest stewardship projects, outreach and education. It has been a joyous journey to continue working and learning about with a diversity of passionate co-workers, land stewards and partners!