Dr. Jackie Canterbury
Dr. Jackie Canterbury teaches in the Biology Department at Sheridan College in Sheridan Wyoming. Dr. Canterbury earned her Bachelor degrees at the University of Washington and The Evergreen College, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with emphasis in physiology and neuroscience. She is currently collaborating on a bird book with Dr. Paul Johnsgard.
Dr. Canterbury began her interest in conservation and ornithology while hiking in Washington’s Olympic National Forest. This interest led her to Southeast Alaska where she worked as a wildlife biologist for the Forest Service in Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness, a 2.3 million-acre wilderness in the Tongass National Forest. It was here that she became very involved in conservation and was elected President of the Board of SEACC, the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, a group involved in protection of the old-growth rainforest. Dr. Canterbury was instrumental in the passage of Tongass Timber Reform Act that protected about 1 million acres of rainforest. She also worked for FSEEE as the Alaska Representative in 1995 and has been on the FSEEE board since the early 1990s.