Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Karen Clyde (B.A.A., M.S.) has lived and worked in the Canadian north for close to 20 years. During her time in Yukon and Alaska, she has worked for First Nations and government in the areas of wildlife and habitat management, community based protected area management, species and habitat management planning, land claim negotiations, and broadly in the area of policy development. Time spent in communities doing this work has developed Karen’s understanding of local knowledge and history of the land, of the need to find ways to reflect local priorities within broader government management approaches, and developed a genuine appreciation for communities’ views on wildlife and habitat management.
More recently, Karen is focusing research in east Africa, working with communities to develop community based solutions to address human wildlife conflicts.
Karen’s graduate research at the University of Alaska Fair banks examined wildlife habitat relationships through spatial analyses in west central Yukon. Karen lives in Whitehorse, Yukon with her family and spends her free time dog mushing, skijoring, sea kayaking.