BC Forest Practices Board adds resource development expertise, public interest perspective, with appointment of geologist Norma Wilson; Wilson, who is working on a PhD in recreation planning, is a former director of the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC

VICTORIA, British Columbia , June 12, 2014 (press release) – Norma Wilson has been appointed to the Forest Practices Board, Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson announced today.

A professional geologist currently working on a PhD in recreation planning at the University of British Columbia, Wilson brings both knowledge and experience in resource development and a public interest perspective to the board.

Wilson has previously worked as the executive director of the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC; as a lay councillor with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals; as a member of the McGregor Model Forest (Prince George); and as the B.C. chair of the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society. She lives in Langley.

The Forest Practices Board is B.C.’s independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices, reporting its findings and recommendations directly to the public and government. The board audits forest and range practices and appropriateness of government enforcement on public lands, investigates public complaints and current forestry issues, participates in administrative appeals and makes recommendations for improvement to practices and legislation.

More information on the Forest Practices Board is available online at: www.fpb.gov.bc.ca

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