The Canadian Woodlands Forum, CWF, is a not-for profit membership based organization recognized for its commitment to effective, quality woodlands operations in support of sustainable forest management. The CWF is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who commit their time to ensure that members benefit from the work done by the CWF. Day to day operations are administered in the CWF office by Executive Director Peter Robichaud and Administrative Coordinator Trinda Webster, along with Bruce Chisholm, Project Coordinator. The Mission of the Canadian Woodlands Forum is to improve the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and profitability of woodlands operations, through an ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for communication and a means to exchange knowledge of best practices, technology and innovations that contribute towards sustaining a robust, safe, and environmentally responsible wood fiber supply chain.
2021-2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
INDUSTRIAL WOOD CONSUMING MILL/INDUSTRIAL LAND MANAGEMENT CO.
Jim Miller - Great Northern Timber
Yves O’Brien - Groupe Savoie Ltee.
Ian Johnstone - Wagner Forest Management Ltd.
Cassie Turple - Ledwidge Lumber Ltd.
Jason Casey - Elmsdale Lumber Co. Ltd.
Kevin Saunders - Port Hawkesbury Paper
Howard Russell - Chaleur Forest Products
Dustin Corey - Acadian Timber Ltd.
Jim Ketterling - JD Irving, Limited
Additional IWC Members:
Delco Lumber and Crabbe Lumber are IWC members but choose not to appoint a director to the Board.
Ashlee Manning ALPA Equipment Ltd.
Ron Montgomery Tigercat Industries
Jake Urquhart Urquhart-MacDonald and Associates
Louis Maher John Deere
Bernard Daigle Canadian Forest Service
Dirk Nielsen Weiler Forestry
Jeff Bishop Forest NS
Mike Shea ALICA
Stephen Marsters Timberland Holdings
Susannah Banks NB Federation of Woodlot Owners
Marcus Zwicker Freeman Lumber Ltd.
CONTRACTOR MEMBERSBilly Gillespie – W & R Gillespie Ltd.
Calvin Archibald – Next Generation Forest Management Ltd.
Neil Kenney – N.R. Kenney Logging Ltd.
Tim Blaney - Merle Wallace Ltd.
Daniel Reeves - Reeves Logging & Tree Farms
Mike Masters - Masters Forestry Limited
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2022-2023
Chairperson – Dirk Nielsen, Weiler Forestry
Vice-Chairperson - Jason Casey, Elmsdale Lumber Ltd.
Past-Chairperson – Dave Maxwell, (retired)
Board Member – Tim Blaney, Merle Wallace Ltd.
Board Member – Yves O’Brien, Groupe Savoie Inc.
Board Member – Howard Russell, Chaleur Forest Products
Secretary – Peter Robichaud, CWF