Mandy Karch, Executive Director

Since 2009 Mandy has been dedicated to OREG and has facilitated government and non-government collaborations to improve the way wildlife/road interactions are managed across Ontario.  Mandy has initiated research projects, guided policy, and organized Citizen Science programs to advance the field of road ecology.


Nicole Richards, Administration

As the Coordinator of the Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity at the Royal Ontario Museum, Nicole passionately educates and engages the public in all matters related to biodiversity.  Leading museum run programs such as Partners in Protection that features conservation organizations that promote citizen science as well as projects in the field like the Ontario Bioblitz initiatives, Nicole reaches a broad and diverse audience and empowers people to contribute positively to the natural world.


Jackie Scott, Administration

Jackie is the Terrestrial and Wildlife Resources Analyst with the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) and has been an active OREG Member since the Group’s initiation.  She has been actively involved in road ecology since 2006 with her work on the Victoria Road Widening Project and most recently in developing a Wildlife Corridor Action Plan for CLOCA.


John Urquhart, Administration

John is the principal at Blazing Star Environmental, a consulting agency dedicated to ensure Ontario is a prosperous province where families and communities have parks and natural areas to explore, clean air to breathe and clean water to drink. John contributes to protecting Ontario’s green spaces and ecosystems by delivering expert scientific advice and services to clients.