Each year PFLA recognizes a managed forest owner for outstanding commitment to, and demonstration of, private forest stewardship in British Columbia. The award acknowledges, and celebrates, the exemplary contributions that individual forest owners make to overall forest stewardship excellence in the province. It’s an opportunity to shake hands with, and tip our hats to, the folks who spend their days making the decisions, implementing the practices, managing the land and growing the trees that make the Managed Forest Program a success.

Calling all nominations!

This year’s recipient will be presented with the prestigious award at the PFLA 2013 private forestry forum and AGM (June 19-20, 2013 in stunning Nanaimo, B.C. — details).

Last year, PFLA executive director, Rod Bealing, was delighted to present two managed forest champions, Dave Barker (above) and Domenico Iannidinardo (below), with a small token of our appreciation for the contributions they continue to make to private forestry in B.C.

Please submit nominations for the 2013 Private Forest Stewardship Award, via email, to info@pfla.bc.ca. Include the name of your nominee, and a brief description illustrating why they make an excellent candidate for the Private Forest Stewardship Award.

Deadline for applications is June 1st, 2013.

The short video below shows octogenarian and 2011 award recipient, Ken Robertson, at work in his managed forest (Van Isle Forest) near Victoria, B.C.