MONTREAL, April 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Three 2007 ForestLeadership awards will
be presented on May 9th in front of 250 delegates at the 2007 Forest
Leadership Conference - "Sustainability for Success" - in Vancouver, BC.
The winners of the 2007 ForestLeadership Awards are:
- Leadership: Laurie Wayburn, President and Co-Founder, the Pacific
Forest Trust, for her commitment to collaborative partnerships as a
means to conserve private forests in the U.S. and for her dedication to
forest conservation as a tool to address global warming.
- Communication: Mark Stormzand, Senior Forestry Services Specialist,
Weyerhaeuser, in Michigan, for his exceptional commitment to educate
others in sustainable forestry.
- Partnership: Tembec Inc. and WWF-Canada, for their forest stewardship
partnership. Announced in January 2001, the partnership was critical in
bringing millions of hectares under independent certification
The awards were decided upon by a prominent and diverse independent jury
comprising: Chuck Leavell, tree farmer and keyboardist for the Rolling Stones;
Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada; David Refkin, Director,
Sustainable Development, Time Inc.; John Hagan, Senior Scientist at the
Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences in Maine; and Keith Moore, forestry
expert and former Chair of the BC Forest Practices Board.
The 2007 ForestLeadership Conference, to be held in Vancouver, BC on
May 9th will feature over 20 prominent speakers and will take the pulse of
critical sustainability trends, challenges and opportunities in North America.
The event is held in conjunction with the 20th PricewaterhouseCoopers annual
Venue: Stanley Park ballroom of the Vancouver Westin Bayshore. Conference
from 8:00 am till 5:30 pm. Awards ceremony at around 12:00 pm. Welcome
reception on May 8th at 6:00 pm. Workshops on May 8th and 10th.
Accredited media are welcome to attend. Further information on the
conference and awards program at www.ForestLeadership.com
For further information:
For further information: Jean-Pierre Kiekens, President,
ForestLeadership, (514) 274-4344 or toll free (888) 274-4344, Fax: (514)