Stewardship is defined as the activity or job of protecting and being responsible for something. PFLA members take their job as stewards of B.C.’s private forest lands very seriously. Each year, PFLA celebrates and acknowledges specific members for their exemplary contributions to the overall stewardship of B.C.’s private forest lands.

Below are links to stories highlighting recent award recipients.

The GoudysCelebrating BC’s Private Forest Stewards

The 2015 Private Forest Stewardship Awards were presented at PFLA’s annual conference, field tour and AGM in Courtenay, June 3rd and 4th. PFLA founding members, John and Gabrielle Goudy, (left) were presented with a stewardship award for their unwavering support, enthusiasm and dedication to the association and private forestry. Extremely knowledgable about … read more>>


Rod Bealing and Dave Lindsay 2014 Private Forestry Recognition Award

Here at the PFLA, we’re fortunate to work with a range of impressive people passionate about the sustainable management of B.C.’s private forests. At our 2014 AGM, we couldn’t help but recognize one such individual—Dave Lindsay, fish a and wildlife biologist with TimberWest, received the PFLA Stewardship Award for his contribution and dedication to protecting  … read more>>


Rod Bealing presents Steve Lackey with a recognition award from PFLAPFLA’s 2013 Recognition Awards

Rod Bealing presented Richard Ringma with the coveted PFLA cutting board as a modest gesture of our appreciation. PFLA supporting member Steve Lackey (photo) also received the coveted PFLA cutting board in recognition of his ongoing support of private forestry in BC. Steve is well known by forest owners, and the coastal forest industry, through his involvement with safety … read more>>


Rod Bealing and Dave BarkerBC’s Managed Forest Champions

Dave Barker (photo) was presented with the PFLA Private Forest Stewardship Award for his creative and dedicated stewardship, over the past three decades, of a managed forest near Shawnigan Lake on southern Vancouver Island. Domenico Iannidinardo also received an award for outstanding leadership and unrelenting dedication in establishing … read more>>


Group photo of PFLA members at Van Isle Tree FarmNext Stop: Van Isle Tree Farm

Ken Robertson was presented with an award for outstanding commitment to, and demonstration of, private forest stewardship in British Columbia. Along with a plaque, the PFLA was pleased to present Mr. Robertson with the only meaningful gift to give a guy who has over 100 hectares of land, an excavator and a passion for planting trees – 45 gallons of diesel and some  … read more>>