Canadian Forestry Achievement Award

The award for recognition of unique and outstanding achievement in forestry in Canada, presented in early October at the Canadian Institute of Forestry’s  AGM in Salt Lake City, UT, went to Vancouver, BC’s, Bill Bourgeois.
Bourgeois has been working in the forest sector for over 38 years. He has a Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in forest soils from the University of Washington. During his career Bourgeois has worked for the federal government and with the forest industry including MacMillan Bloedel and Lignum. Now running his own company — New Directions Resource Management — he has been instrumental in providing consultation on natural resources sustainability issues including strategic planning, government relations, First Nations partnerships, and strategic land management planning.
Bourgeois has also made outstanding contributions through his “Healthy Forests – Health Communities” program.