Julia Phillips has recently been appointed as a Resource Management Biologist at Rouge National Urban Park. In this role Julia will implement habitat restoration projects in the park, as well as species recovery programs. Previous to this Julia has been the Adopt-a-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme Coordinator at Toronto Zoo where she delivered outreach presentations to over 200 different audiences, hosted a wide variety of conservation meetings and events at the Zoo and participated in the design and implementation of research projects to identify sites for turtle wetland restoration in the Rouge River and Grand River watersheds. Julia graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Wildlife Biology from Guelph University and a Master of Science degree from Trent University. Julia has worked as a biologist in both the private and public sector and has worked as a Species at Risk (SAR) biologist at the Ministry Natural Resources developing guidelines for best land management practices to protect and conserve SAR songbird populations.