CIF-IFC announces 2021 National Award Recipients recognizing accomplishments in forestry
The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is pleased to announce the 2021 CIF-IFC National Award recipients.
“Each year, the CIF-IFC presents a number of awards in recognition of outstanding and unique accomplishments to forestry in Canada,” mentioned Mark Pearson, executive director, CIF-IFC. “Recipients may earn distinction through demonstration of exceptional achievements in the field of forestry.”
The awards were presented at the 2021 CIF-IFC National Awards Ceremony held virtually on Oct. 6, 2021.
Please find the CIF-IFC 2021 National Award recipients listed and linked below:
- Forest Capital of Canada (Designation 2022) – The County of Simcoe
- Canadian Forestry Achievement Award – Dr. Valerie M. LeMay of North Vancouver, B.C.
- Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award – Katherine Lewis of Prince George, B.C., and Alvin Dale Yanchuk of Victoria, B.C.
- Canadian Forest Management Group Achievement Award – fRI Research – Grizzly Bear Program of Alberta
- Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Group Achievement Award – UBC Forestry Diversity Crew, University of British Columbia
- Presidential Award – Peter Forsythe of Prince George, B.C.
- James M. Kitz Award – Malcolm Cockwell of Haliburton, Ont.
- The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry – Elizabeth Wass of Prince George, B.C.
- Schlich Memorial Prize – Stephanie Wilford and Natasha Lebiadowski of Prince George, B.C.
- Volunteer Recognition Award – Dr. Jianwei Liu of Winnipeg, Man., and Tony Wong of Burnaby, B.C.
- Section of the Year – Northwestern Ontario Section
- Tree of Life Awards – Len Moores of the CIF-IFC Newfoundland and Labrador Section; Tom Lakusta of the CIF-IFC Rocky Mountain Section; Dr. Sharad Chandra Karmacharya of the CIF-IFC Rocky Mountain Section
- Golden Year Club – Evert Van Eerden of the CIF-IFC Vancouver Island Section
- Canadian Institute of Forestry Award of Excellence – Kerry Spencer, Natasha Machado, Jen Dickman, Steph Robinson and Asad Choudhry
Formed in 1908, the CIF-IFC is the national voice of forest practitioners and many others with an interest in forestry and forests. The Institute strives to provide national leadership, promote competence, and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry/forest issues. To learn more about the CIF-IFC National Awards Program, visit: www.cif-ifc.org/national-awards.