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.
Day-to-day operations are administered in the CWF office by Executive Director Becky Geneau and Administrative Coordinator Trinda Webster, along with Project Coordinator Peter Robichaud and Project Coordinator Bruce Chisholm.
Serving as the Woodlands Section of the former Canadian Pulp and Paper Association (CPPA), the mandate of the Canadian Woodlands Forum is well-rooted and in consideration of its former organization, has offered members of the forest industry information services since 1919.
The CWF is proud of its historical roots and looks forward to a sustainable future and an exciting year ahead!
The Canadian Woodlands Forum (CWF) is the only ‘grass-roots’ forest industry organization providing a network for forestry contractors, forest product companies, suppliers and ‘on-the-ground’ forestry personnel.
Our MISSION is to improve the efficiency and profitability of woodlands operations, through an ongoing commitment to fostering communication, providing a means to exchange knowledge of best practices and technology and innovations, and promoting the interests of woodlands professionals and contractors in order to sustain a robust, safe and environmentally responsible wood fiber supply chain.
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, Interfor
Secretary – Becky Geneau, CWF
Jim Miller, Great Northern Timber
Yves O’Brien, Groupe Savoie Ltée.
Matt Willett, Wagner Forest Management Ltd.
Cassie Turple, Ledwidge Lumber Ltd.
Jason Casey, Elmsdale Lumber Co. Ltd.
Kevin Saunders, Port Hawkesbury Paper
Howard Russel, Interfor Corp.
Dustin Corey, Acadian Timber Ltd.
Jim Ketterling, J.D. Irving, Limited
Kent Dykeman, Maibec Canexel
Delco Lumber and Crabbe Lumber are IWC members but choose not to appoint a director to the Board.
Dave Hillier, A.L.P.A. Equipment Ltd.
Louis Maher, John Deere
Bernard Daigle, Canadian Forest Service
Dirk Nielsen, Weiler Forestry
Steven Moore, Forest Nova Scotia
Allain Santerre, Brandt Tractor
Stephen Marsters, Timberland Holdings
Susannah Banks, NB Federation of Woodlot Owners
Marcus Zwicker, Freeman Lumber Ltd.
Neil Kenney, NR Kenney Logging Ltd.
Ryan Scott, Scott & Stewart Forestry Consultants
Tim Blaney, Merle Wallace Ltd.
Daniel Reeves, Reeves Logging & Tree Farm