Rod Bealing and Dave Lindsay

Rod Bealing presents Dave Lindsay with the PFLA Stewardship Award and coveted PFLA pen set at the 2014 banquet.

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 recent AGM in June, we couldn’t help but recognize one such individual—Dave Lindsay, fish and wildlife biologist with TimberWest, received the PFLA Stewardship Award for his contribution and dedication to protecting wildlife and managing habitat on private forest land.

With a deep knowledge and understanding, infectious passion for fish and wildlife, and priceless wisdom gained from decades of practical experience observing what nature needs, what works and what doesn’t when it comes to managing wildlife habitat, we are lucky to call Dave a valuable supporter of PFLA and our programs.

Dave was involved with the development of our best management practices (BMP) program, and as a regular participant and contributor to forest field tours and training workshops, he not only helps forest owners, forestry professionals and loggers to understand the habitat needs of various species, but he also helps government representatives to see the processes, practices, approaches and commitments that go into managing habitats — streams, birds, creatures — on private land.

In a burst of poetic prose, Rod Bealing described Dave Lindsay as, “at times, the thin red line standing between responsible forest stewardship and the tyranny of unnecessary regulation.” A huge PFLA thanks and buckets of appreciation to Dave for all his hard work and contributions over the years.