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Nicole Kahal, Highway Connectivity Project Coordinator

Nicole manages Y2Y’s efforts to ensure that Hwy 1 and Hwy 3 are not barriers to wildlife movement through the Alberta portion of the Yellowstone to Yukon region.

Nicole KahalNicole Kahal completed a Bachelors in Environmental and Water Resource Economics from the University of Arizona and Master of Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara, focusing on conservation planning and policy.

Passionate about engaging communities to take part in the protection of their natural spaces, Nicole's experience includes implementing community-based habitat restoration programs on the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks in Orange County, California, including the creation of volunteer-run native plant nurseries.

She also has experience in environmental regulatory compliance and sustainable water management, and has interned with the World Wildlife Fund’s sustainable fisheries efforts in Mexico, and the Global Arctic Program in Canada.

As Highway Connectivity Project Coordinator, Nicole manages Y2Y’s ambitious efforts to ensure that Highway 1 and Highway 3 are not barriers to wildlife movement through the Alberta portion of the Yellowstone to Yukon region. She is also working with the Miistakis Institute on a City of Calgary wildlife monitoring and citizen science project to better inform our understanding and management of urban wildlife. 

Nicole lives with her husband, Martin, in Calgary, and enjoys spending time outdoors with their dog.