Jude Grass

Jude has had a lifelong interest in all aspects of natural history and has worked as a Senior Naturalist for both BC Parks and the Greater Vancouver Regional District (now Metro Vancouver), which she retired from in 2004.  She is actively involved in Nature Vancouver (Vancouver Natural History Society) as Board member and Chair of the Birding Section Committee; Nature BC (Federation of BC Naturalists) as Coordinator for the Lower Mainland Region, and Executive Member on the Invasive Species Council of BC; and Chair of the Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver.  Other groups involved with include BC Field Ornithologists, Biodiversity Centre for Wildlife Studies, Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club, Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society, Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia and the Langley Field Naturalists.  She also sits on both the BC Oregon Spotted Frog and the Western Painted Turtle Recovery Teams.  She feels very strongly about the role of nature education and the need for providing programs that will involve youth and adults so that they will appreciate and protect the natural environment around them for the future.