Welcome Aaron Rusak, new Protected Areas Manager

Posted on March 22, 2022

Please join us in welcoming Aaron Rusak as our new Protected Areas Manager!

Aaron is taking on the extremely important jobs of managing the Land Trust’s 67 protected properties, coordinating our volunteer stewards and conservation interns, assisting with new land protection projects, and working with partners in conservation science.

Before joining the Georgian Bay Land Trust, Aaron worked for over four years as the Muskoka Conservancy’s Land Stewardship Coordinator. He has also been a volunteer with Birds Canada for several years. An avid birder and naturalist, Aaron spends much of his spare time outdoors or in wetlands expanding his knowledge of different parts of Ontario. He is also a certified wetland evaluator and Ontario Master Naturalist and takes particular interest in birds, odonates, and herpetofauna.

Aaron has been a cottager in Georgian Bay for his whole life, spending almost every summer in Go Home Bay. He grew up surrounded by loons, rattlesnakes, and the other flora and fauna that make up the natural world around the Bay. Because of this, he has a passion for the conservation of Georgian Bay and all the species that call it home.

If you would like to welcome Aaron or get in touch about conservation, he can be reached at aaron.rusak@gblt.org.