Trevor Gibb has been named the new superintendent of Quetico Provincial Park, according to the Atikokan Progress.
“Parks are where my values lie. I love protected areas and getting out in the wilderness,” Gibb told the newspaper.
Gibb previously served as assistant superintendent for the Cochrane area cluster of 29 provincial parks, and started in Canada’s provincial parks system in 2003 at the Killarney wilderness park as a warden. He has geography degree from the University of Western Ontario and a teaching degree from Mt. St. Vincent University.
“I understand Quetico is a special place within Ontario Park’s system, and the importance of maintaining its impact on a provincial, national and global scale, and maintaining its ecological integrity and its value to park users. And also the importance of that continued partnership with Lac La Croix in the management and operation of the park,” Gibbs told the Progress.
One of Gibbs’ priorities will be the park’s overdue management plan, which was originally supposed to be completed in 2010. Gibbs says he has already met with the Lac La Croix First Nation band to discuss the plan.