Welcome Ian Delisle

The PFLA Board is pleased to welcome Ian De Lisle as a director. With extensive experience and knowledge of the coastal forest industry, Ian is a valuable addition to the board.

After graduating from BCIT in 1975, Ian held various positions within the Ministry of Forests until 1995 when he started work with Forest Renewal BC. Following that, Ian worked with the Land Reserve Commission as Forest Practice Officer before starting his current position as Vancouver Island Area Manager with Hancock Forestry in 2002.

Ian also served as Chair of the Western Canada Sustainable Forestry Initiative implementation committee for two years. As an historical note, Ian and his late twin brother Al were the first twins to register as Professional Foresters in BC. So, it’s safe to say Ian has made history in his forestry career.

An Evening with the Board

A big thanks to everyone who took the time to come out on a cold and windy February evening for a friendly and informal meet and greet with the PFLA Board.

The evening followed a day-long strategic planning session in Victoria. It was a great opportunity for PFLA members and Managed Forest owners to meet the people that represent them at the director level and to air any thoughts or concerns they might have in a relaxed and unstructured setting.

The event also gave board members a chance to get to know some of the PFLA members they haven’t yet had a chance to meet.

Thanks to such a good turn out, and positive experience overall, the board has decided to move the location of future strategic planning sessions around the province and give members in different communities a chance to attend similar informal meet and greet events.

Please stay tuned for more information about future opportunities.

Looking for New Board Members

The PFLA board is looking to strengthen and diversify its membership. If you’re a Managed Forest owner and a PFLA member who’s interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Rod Bealing at rod.bealing@pfla.bc.ca.