Faces of Forests Ontario: Stephanie Prince
Posted: August 21, 2018
Name: Stephanie Prince
Position: Stewardship Coordinator
Favourite Tree: White birch
Stephanie Prince, one of Forest Ontario’s most long-standing employees, has been with the organization since 2012 when it was known as Trees Ontario. Over the course of the last six years, Stephanie has moved from the communications department to the forestry department, where she now plays an integral role as the Stewardship Coordinator. She is heavily involved with the It Takes a Forest initiative, which provides the public with fact-based information on Ontario’s forest sector. Additionally, Stephanie works with Forests Ontario’s field advisors and partners to promote the 50 Million Trees program, attends events and presents on behalf of the organization, and supports the rest of the forestry team as well as Heritage Tree, Envirothon, and other educational programming. First drawn to Forests Ontario by its vision, social media presence, and atmosphere, Stephanie now enjoys the opportunities she has to meet new people and spread the love of tree planting among the public.
Originally from northern Ontario, Stephanie began her career in radio broadcasting just south of Kirkland Lake in Englehart; there she was able to pursue music, her first passion. However, she eventually began looking for something different to keep her outdoors more and pursue her other passion – the environment. Wishing to learn more about the forestry sector and dispel myths, Stephanie completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Forest Conservation from the University of Toronto, and has been with Forests Ontario ever since!
Stephanie is looking forward to a continued career in forest management, through which she can keep learning more about sustainable forestry. Aside from music and the environment, Stephanie also enjoys being outside with her family and friends at her cottage in northern Ontario, as well as sailing and fishing, biking, photography, exploring new parks, and playing softball.