The Centre's "Community Wildlife Liaison" (CWL) position has been carried out, part time, as one of Judy Boyd's jobs the past 3 years. Our CWL is called in when a person has a challenge concerning wildlife - e.g.: bats in the roof, a skunk under the shed, a porcupine eating bushes, or noisy crows. The workload for this position became overwhelming for Judy last year, when added to her already busy orphan fostering role. This year, Alberta Animal Services in Red Deer decided to turn all wildlife calls over to us, increasing the workload even further.
To ease the pressure and to respond more efficiently to the calls, we have hired Gwenevere Marshall to do the job. Gwen has worked temporarily for the Centre, on and off for the past 5 years. She is a zoologist and avid environmentalist with a special interest in the corvid family (crows, magpies, jays and ravens).