Dr. Paul Latour has extensive public sector work experience in wildlife management. After some time working in Norman Wells with the Sahtú Region office of the Government of the Northwest Territories, Paul took a job as NWT Habitat Biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service (Northern Conservation Division), based in Yellowknife. Upon his retirement in 2015, Paul's contributions throughout his long career were recognized through a Citation of Excellence in Service to Clients. The main focus of his work was assessing migratory bird habitat, establishing protected areas, managing existing protected areas in the Arctic and working on migratory bird habitat/population studies. In addition, Paul co-ordinated the environmental assessment of industrial projects in the Western Arctic and participated in the negotiation and implementation of Aboriginal land claim settlements. He served as a founding Board member from 1996-2016.