October 2, 2017

B.C. woodlot licensees receive minister’s awards (Government of British Columbia)

VICTORIA – The Province is recognizing three woodlot licensees for innovation and excellence in woodlot management.

Craig and Leanna Mann, managers of Woodlot 1595; R. & K. Woodlot Ltd. and managed by Keith Granbois and Ridley Wilson; and the Ominca Ski Club, managed by Sean Broadworth, RPF; have each been presented with the Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management for the north, coast and south areas, respectively. The Manns were also presented with a second award – the provincial Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management.

October 3, 2016

PG Citizen photo of logsPrince George-based Big Bull Enterprises Ltd. has earned awards from the provincial government for innovation and excellence in woodlot management. (PG Citizen, Prince George)

Big Bull owners Brian Harding and Darcy Nygaard were presented with $5,000 during the BC Woodlot Associations’ annual general meeting held in Prince George last week – $2,500 each for winning the Northern Interior award and the provincial Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management.

October 1, 2016

Bob Davidson Minister's Award 2016Exemplary Woodlots receive minister’s awards (Government of British Columbia)

PRINCE GEORGE – The Province is recognizing three woodlot operators for innovation and excellence in woodlot management.

Big Bull Enterprises, owned by Brian Harding and Darcy Nygaard, the Hupačasath First Nation and Bob and Dan Davidson have each been presented with the Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management for the north, coast and south areas, respectively. Big Bull Enterprises has also been presented with the provincial Minister’s Award for Innovation and Excellence in Woodlot Management.

October 3, 2015

Powell River Fuller brothers receive provincial woodlot honours (Government of British Columbia)

WEST KELOWNA – The Province is recognizing Ron and Doug Fuller for innovation and excellence in woodlot management, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced today.

Kelowna’s Ernie Day earns provincial woodlot award (Government of British Columbia)

Ernie Day with dogs 2014-04-23 resizedThe Province is recognizing Ernie Day for innovation and excellence in woodlot management, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson announced today.

September 20, 2014

B.C. recognizes woodlot innovation and excellence (Government of British Columbia)

ministers-award-recipients-sep20-2014Four British Columbians, who run small, community-based forestry operations, have been recognized by Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson with awards for innovation and excellence in woodlot management.

ministers-award-recipients-sep24-2013September 24, 2013
Big Lake Woodlot Operator Earns Top Honors (Government of British Columbia)

Rodney Krimmer, who operates a woodlot in Big Lake, received the top award from Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson at the 2013 Federation of B.C. Woodlot Associations’ Annual Conference last night.

ministers-award-recipients-sept21-2013-2September 21, 2013
Province honours Fort St. James woodlot operators for their work in BC’s Northern Interior.

John and Joyce Helweg, who operate a woodlot near Fort St. James, were recognized by Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson as part of the 2013 Woodlot Management Awards.

ministers-award-recipients-sept21-2013September 21, 2013
Province honours Nanaimo woodlot operators for their forest management in the Coast Area.

VICTORIA – John Gregson and Dave Gregson, who operate a woodlot near Nanaimo, were recognized by Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson as part of 2013 Woodlot Management Awards. Image credit: CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin

ministers-award-recipients-aug1-2012August 1, 2012
Boundary woodlot manager recognized for dedication (Province of British Columbia)

Woodlot licensee George Dore – the best in the province this year – is also the Southern Interior regional award winner of the Minister’s Award of Excellence for Woodlot Management.

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Vanderhoof Woodlot Licensee Recognized for Achievements (Province of British Columbia)

Woodlot licensee Mark Churchill is the Northern Interior’s award winner of this year’s Award of Excellence for Woodlot Management, Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad announced today, on behalf of Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson. Mark Churchill has managed a woodlot in Vanderhoof since 1998. He is known for his focus on reforestation and dedication to ensure wood waste is utilized by stock-piling fibre to supply new bio-energy operations.

ministers-award-recipients-may4-2012May 4, 2012
Coast Woodlot Managers Win Award of Excellence (Province of British Columbia)

Woodlot licensees Sid and Barb Dawson are the Coast region’s award winners of this year’s Award of Excellence for Woodlot Management, Comox Valley MLA Don McRae announced today, on behalf of Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson. Sid and Barb Dawson have managed a woodlot in the Parksville area for the past 17 years.

ministers-award-recipients-aug14-2011August 14, 2011
Boundary woodlot licensee wins award (Province of British Columbia)

CHRISTINA LAKE – Woodlot licensee George Delisle has received the Minister’s Award of Excellence for Woodlot Management, Boundary-Similkameen. Delisle has managed a woodlot near Rock Creek since 1984, and is well known for educating local residents about the benefits woodlots bring to the local economy.

ministers-award-recipients-aug9-2011August 9, 2011
Northern Interior woodlot managers win award (Province of British Columbia)

BURNS LAKE – Woodlot licensees Alistair Schroff and Earl Ingram – the best in the province this year – are recipients of the Minister’s Award of Excellence for Woodlot Management. Schroff and Ingram have co-managed a woodlot between Burns Lake and Francois Lake for the past 13 years. They manage their woodlot with a strong focus on site productivity, including reforesting with a variety of tree species to increase resilience to disease and climate change.

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ministers-award-recipients-june21-2011June 21, 2011
Quadra Island woodlot licensee wins award (Province of British Columbia)

CAMPBELL RIVER – Woodlot licensee Grant Hayden is one of four recipients of the inaugural Minister’s Award of Excellence for Woodlot Management, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced.

Hayden has managed a woodlot on Quadra Island since 1998, and is known for his community involvement, volunteering his time and equipment to assist with the building and maintenance of trails and other island projects. Hayden’s innovations include a special rake for excavators that helps remove brush and creates plantable spots. Hayden has also managed to protect new western red cedar and Douglas fir seedlings from deer.