Natasha Ayoub, M.Sc. - Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Manager of Fish and Wildlife

Natasha has worked for the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in since March 2015. She has lived in Dawson City for 20+ years and has witnessed the declines in the Yukon River Chinook salmon population and how these declines have impacted the community, both economically and culturally. She believes in the importance of having a restoration project located with Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory to provide local capacity and training, as well as restoring the TH connection with the salmon. She has a BSc. in Environmental Science and holds a Master’s of Science in Conservation Management and Natural Resources. Natasha has a number of years’ field experience working with Pacific salmonids as a fisheries technician, as well as work as an Environmental Scientist around the Yukon conducting wildlife surveys, vegetation surveys, and water quality/ quantity monitoring. Most recent work includes natural resources management with Yukon First Nations with a focus on harvest management plans and various land use plans within the TH traditional territory.