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Dunford named 2010 Professional Forester by ABCFP


March 15, 2011
By Pulp & Paper Canada

John Dunford, RPF, Tolko Industries Ltd.’s Manager, Forestry and Sustainability, received the 2010 Professional Forester of the Year award from the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP).

John Dunford, RPF, Tolko Industries Ltd.’s Manager, Forestry and Sustainability, received the 2010 Professional Forester of the Year award from the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP).

“Congratulations to John on receiving this recognition for his outstanding contributions to the betterment of British Columbia’s and Canada’s sustainable forest management,” said Randy Chan, vice-president, environment and forestry, Tolko. “We are very pleased that the benefit of John’s energy and leadership extends beyond our organization.”

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Dunford’s career extends more than 30 years, the past 18 having been with Tolko. In his role, Dunford coordinates forestry certification efforts for the company and helps guide Tolko’s environmental and forestry efforts.

Dunford serves as chair to Canada’s CSA Sustainable Forest Management User Group and is one of the founding directors of Programme for the Endorsement of Certification (PEFC) Canada. PEFC Canada acts as the national governing body for PEFC, the global forest certification umbrella organization based in Geneva dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.

Tolko is a B.C.-based producer and marketer of lumber, veneer, plywood, oriented strand board, and kraft papers, with manufacturing operations across Western Canada.


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