headshot of a woman with long dark hair.
Tracey Williams headshot of a woman with long dark hair. © Pat Kane

Our People

Tracey Williams

Northwest Territories Lead

Canada

Biography

Tracey Williams has led community-based conservation, food security and cultural initiatives in the Northwest Territories for almost 10 years, particularly in partnership with the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation. Tracey joined the Nature United team in February 2017.

- less

×
Show Filter
By Topic
[] [] [] [] [{"title":"Thaidene Nene: Land of the Ancestors","description":"For more than 10 years, the Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation has been working to advance the Nation’s vision for their traditional homeland in the Northwest Territories: a 6.5 million-acre protected area called Thaidene Nëné.","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/conserving-at-scale/thaidene-nene---land-of-the-ancestors/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"a caribou on yellow-green grasses near a wetland","articleDate":"Jul 15, 2019","articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Project Overview","geoLocationTag":["Northwest Territories","Canada"],"topicTag":["indigenous stewardship","conservation work","Woodland Caribou","Caribou","mammals","animals","Species","First Nations","community conservation","landscape scale","land conservation"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/LustelKe_Overlook.jpg?crop=198,0,3204,2403&wid=300&hei=225&scl=10.68","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/LustelKe_Overlook.jpg?crop=198,0,3204,2403&wid=300&hei=225&scl=10.68","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/LustelKe_Overlook.jpg?crop=198,0,3204,2403&wid=800&hei=600&scl=4.005","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/LustelKe_Overlook.jpg?crop=198,0,3204,2403&wid=800&hei=600&scl=4.005","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/LustelKe_Overlook.jpg?crop=198,0,3204,2403&wid=600&hei=450&scl=5.34","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/LustelKe_Overlook.jpg?crop=198,0,3204,2403&wid=800&hei=600&scl=4.005","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/LustelKe_Overlook.jpg?crop=198,0,3204,2403&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=2.0025"}},{"title":"Primer On Forest Carbon","description":"Nature United's forest ecologist Ronnie Drever explains how the work we are doing to conserve Canada’s Boreal Forest can be a powerful solution for climate change here and globally.","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/innovating-for-climate-change/primer-on-forest-carbon-in-canada-s-boreal-forest/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"above view of bright green pines","articleDate":null,"articleAuthor":["Ronnie Drever"],"contentTypeTag":"Blog","geoLocationTag":["Northwest Territories","Canada","Manitoba","Alberta"],"topicTag":["climate resilience","climate change","conservation work","forest carbon","carbon","natural climate solutions"],"placesWeProtectTag":["Boreal Forest","Landscapes"],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.87111111111111","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.87111111111111","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3266666666666667","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3266666666666667","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=600&hei=450&scl=4.435555555555555","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3266666666666667","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Forest_in_Thelon.jpg?crop=169,0,2661,1996&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=1.6633333333333333"}},{"title":"Natural Climate Solutions","description":"A study completed by our global affiliate and 15 other institutions revealed that better stewardship of the land in places like Canada's boreal could have a bigger role in fighting climate change than previously thought.","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/innovating-for-climate-change/natural-climate-solutions/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"autumn colored trees","articleDate":null,"articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Report","geoLocationTag":["Manitoba","Canada","Alberta","Northwest Territories"],"topicTag":["boreal","forests","land conservation","conservation work","natural climate solutions","climate change"],"placesWeProtectTag":["Boreal Forest","Landscapes"],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Fall_Colours_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.88888888888889","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Fall_Colours_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.88888888888889","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Fall_Colours_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3333333333333335","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Fall_Colours_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3333333333333335","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Fall_Colours_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=600&hei=450&scl=4.444444444444445","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Fall_Colours_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3333333333333335","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Fall_Colours_of_Canada_Boreal.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=1.6666666666666667"}},{"title":"Stronger Together","description":"At the Indigenous Stewardship Leaders Gathering hosted by Nature United and Tides Canada, attendees discussed strategies, shared success stories, made connections for future projects. But they also focused on well-being — their communities’ and also their own.","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/investing-in-people/indigenous-stewardship-leaders-gathering--stronger-together/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"a group of people pose for a photo in front of a barn","articleDate":null,"articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Blog","geoLocationTag":["Northwest Territories","Canada","Alberta","Manitoba","British Columbia"],"topicTag":["indigenous stewardship","conservation work","First Nations","community conservation","collaboration"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Indigneous-Leadership-Gathering-Group.JPG?crop=288,0,4608,3456&wid=300&hei=225&scl=15.36","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Indigneous-Leadership-Gathering-Group.JPG?crop=288,0,4608,3456&wid=300&hei=225&scl=15.36","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Indigneous-Leadership-Gathering-Group.JPG?crop=288,0,4608,3456&wid=800&hei=600&scl=5.76","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Indigneous-Leadership-Gathering-Group.JPG?crop=288,0,4608,3456&wid=800&hei=600&scl=5.76","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Indigneous-Leadership-Gathering-Group.JPG?crop=288,0,4608,3456&wid=600&hei=450&scl=7.68","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Indigneous-Leadership-Gathering-Group.JPG?crop=288,0,4608,3456&wid=800&hei=600&scl=5.76","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Indigneous-Leadership-Gathering-Group.JPG?crop=288,0,4608,3456&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=2.88"}},{"title":"Eyes and Ears of the Land","description":"Indigenous Guardians are the “eyes and ears” of their territories – they are men and women who are using Indigenous knowledge and practices, blended with western science to monitor and steward their traditional lands and waters across Canada. Nature United supports these important programs with technical tools, networking, research, and more.","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/investing-in-people/indigenous-guardians/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"two boats parked near some boulders","articleDate":null,"articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Partnerships","geoLocationTag":["British Columbia","Canada","Manitoba","Alberta","Northwest Territories"],"topicTag":["indigenous peoples","community conservation","conservation work","indigenous stewardship","indigenous guardians","First Nations"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Coastal_Guardian_Boats.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.88888888888889","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Coastal_Guardian_Boats.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.88888888888889","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Coastal_Guardian_Boats.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3333333333333335","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Coastal_Guardian_Boats.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3333333333333335","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Coastal_Guardian_Boats.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=600&hei=450&scl=4.444444444444445","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Coastal_Guardian_Boats.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3333333333333335","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Coastal_Guardian_Boats.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=1.6666666666666667"}},{"title":"Healthy Country Planning","description":"Nature United is sharing lessons from our colleagues around the world to help our partners in Canada develop stewardship plans that reflect their values.","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/investing-in-people/healthy-country-planning/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"a group of people talking inside","articleDate":null,"articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Partnerships","geoLocationTag":["British Columbia","Canada","Manitoba","Alberta","Northwest Territories"],"topicTag":["First Nations","community conservation","conservation work","indigenous stewardship","collaboration"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Healthy_Country_Planning.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.88888888888889","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Healthy_Country_Planning.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.88888888888889","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Healthy_Country_Planning.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3333333333333335","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Healthy_Country_Planning.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3333333333333335","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Healthy_Country_Planning.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=600&hei=450&scl=4.444444444444445","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Healthy_Country_Planning.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3333333333333335","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Healthy_Country_Planning.jpg?crop=166,0,2666,2000&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=1.6666666666666667"}},{"title":"Working in the North","description":"As the Northwest Territories Conservation lead for Nature United, Tracey Williams is using her background in community conservation to support Indigenous authority in the Denesoline Dene Chipewyan community of Lutsel K’e.\r\n","link":"https://www.natureunited.ca/what-we-do/our-priorities/conserving-at-scale/five-questions--tracey-williams/","target":"_self","desktopImageCrop":"center-middle","mobileImageCrop":"center-middle","pageImageAlt":"children looking at tree branches","articleDate":null,"articleAuthor":null,"contentTypeTag":"Interview","geoLocationTag":["Northwest Territories","Canada"],"topicTag":["indigenous peoples","community conservation","conservation work","First Nations","landscape scale"],"placesWeProtectTag":[],"businesstags":["Canada"],"businesstags_ids":["tnc:business-group/canada"],"pageImage":{"small":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Exploring_the_Outdoors.jpg?crop=18,0,2666,2000&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.88888888888889","default":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Exploring_the_Outdoors.jpg?crop=18,0,2666,2000&wid=300&hei=225&scl=8.88888888888889","medium2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Exploring_the_Outdoors.jpg?crop=18,0,2666,2000&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3333333333333335","large":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Exploring_the_Outdoors.jpg?crop=18,0,2666,2000&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3333333333333335","small2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Exploring_the_Outdoors.jpg?crop=18,0,2666,2000&wid=600&hei=450&scl=4.444444444444445","medium":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Exploring_the_Outdoors.jpg?crop=18,0,2666,2000&wid=800&hei=600&scl=3.3333333333333335","large2x":"https://natureconservancy-h.assetsadobe.com/is/image/content/dam/tnc/nature/en/photos/canada/Exploring_the_Outdoors.jpg?crop=18,0,2666,2000&wid=1600&hei=1200&scl=1.6666666666666667"}}]

No Stories