Linda Nowlan - Staff Counsel
Linda Nowlan is a public interest environmental lawyer and Staff Counsel with West Coast Environmental Law, where she heads the Marine Program. She previously worked as Director, Pacific Conservation with WWF-Canada, where she was a member of the global WWF Cetacean and Marine networks. Her other previous positions include Faculty Research Associate with the UBC Program on Water Governance, Executive Director of West Coast Environmental Law and Environment Officer with the UK Foreign Office.
Linda co-founded the BC Endangered Species Coalition and Smart Growth BC, and has served on many public advisory committees, such as the Mayor of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Team, and the Board of Directors of the Fraser Basin Council. Her publications focus on Canadian ocean, water and biodiversity protection law. She received an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Stanford University, and graduate degrees in law and international law and diplomacy from the University of Toronto and Tufts University. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, a member of the Bar of the Province of British Columbia and the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, and a Fellow of LEAD International.