Famous private forest owner, Merv Wilkinson, has died at the age of 97.

The PFLA celebrates Merv for his love of the forest and his dedication and devotion to the practice of innovative, hands-on stewardship of private forest land. We like the fact that Merv believed in seeking balance between environment, community and commerce whilst doing it ‘his way’.

Here’s a link to the full Times Colonist article highlighting Merv’s contributions as: private forest landowner, ecoforester, community member, honourary degree holder, recipient of the Order of Canada and the Order of BC, and awesome father.

Our condolences to his family and our sincere respect for his passionate contribution to private forestry in BC.