Davis is the Manager for Parks and Protected Areas Policy with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. He provides leadership and supervision for a team of policy and planning professionals, ecologists, geologists, social scientists, and information management folks. In addition to protected area policy and planning, the team is engaged in natural resource management, building Ontario’s protected area system (currently 9% of Ontario’s area) through land use planning and land securement, as well as research and monitoring.

Rob has been with Ontario’s protected area program since 2001, also serving as Senior Program Coordinator, Senior Ecologist, and Senior Resource Analyst. For the decade prior to that, Rob was with Ontario’s forest management and land use planning programs, focussing on forest management planning and resource analysis. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Forestry from the University of Toronto. He’s also a big fan of live music, often hosting concerts right in his home in Peterborough.