noah bennett

Noah Bennett

Wildlife Educator

Vancouver, BC

Noah is originally from a small mountain town called Golden (traditional territory of the Cheyenne and Ute peoples) in the state of Colorado, USA. His parents, one a geologist and the other a wildlife biologist, shared their passions for the natural world and inspired him to explore and learn as much as possible. His passion and curiosity for the environment led him to the University of British Columbia, Vancouver on the ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh), and Tsleil-Waututh (səlilwətaɬ) peoples.

At UBC’s Faculty of Forestry, he completed my Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Conservation. This degree introduced him to the extensive biodiversity and beauty of BC’s ecosystems and wildlife! The highlight of his degree was in the summer of 2018 when he was part of a research team studying the nesting behaviors of an alpine subspecies of horned larks in Smithers, BC. He spent a whole summer on top of a mountain, observing, tracking, and banding horned larks! He went on to write a lengthy paper on the re-nesting behaviors of female horned larks following predation. 

His degree program also opened his eyes to a myriad of conservation issues/objectives, as well as the history and roles Indigenous people and Nations played on their lands and continue to do so today. Indignous people are the original conservationists and stewards of the land and he feels privileged to work with, and learn from them in a profession they have perfected for millennia. 

He thoroughly believes in the power and effectiveness of conservation/preservation through education. From a young age he was inspired by his Dad, who worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He found that the more he learned about the outdoors, the more he began to care and act on his concerns. He’s grateful for all his environmental mentors and can’t wait to pay it forward by helping to inspire the next generation of conservationists and environmentalists.

Noah joined the NWPS team in September 2021 leading programs throughout the Lower Mainland.