Mon, 29 Jan 2018

HCTF Welcomes Al Gorley and Greg Anderson to the BOD

The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) would like to congratulate Al Gorley and Greg Anderson on their election to the HCTF Board of Directors. Both Greg and Al have extensive experience in the BC natural resources sector, with experience in all regions of BC.

Al Gorley is a Professional Forester and President of Triangle Resources Incorporated. Prior to becoming a consultant, Al held a number of positions with the BC Forest Service, including District Manager at Houston, Regional Manager at Prince George, and Assistant Deputy Minister. He was also the Vice President and Chief Operation Officer of Forest Renewal BC. Al served on the Association of BC Forest Professionals Council for four years, including a term as President in 1992. He is the past president of the McGregor Model Forest Association and has played an active role in both the Canadian and International Model Forest Network. Al has been a member of the province’s Environmental Appeal Board and Forest Appeals Commission since 2004. In 2016, Al authored a report commissioned by the BC government making recommendations to restore moose populations in BC.

Greg Anderson recently retired as Executive Director of the Forest Enhancement Society of BC. This was Greg’s second retirement: in 2011, he retired following a lengthy career with the BC Public Service. Highlights include serving as the Province’s first Ecosystem Restoration Manager; Greg was nominated for the British Columbia Forests Excellence Award in Forest Management in both 2009 and 2010 for his leadership in this role. Greg also initiated and led BC’s first “Rocky Mountain Trench Ecosystem Restoration” program from 1996 -2006. He was a founding member and inaugural Chair of the British Columbia Prescribed Fire Council. Greg is currently Chair of the Columbia Basin Trust’s Environmental Advisory Committee and a technical advisor for their Basin Ecosystems Program Strategic Plan. He also sits on the Columbia Headwaters Community Forest’s Board of Directors and is a Scientific Advisor and project reviewer for the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund. Greg is also serving a second term as a Councillor for the District of Invermere and is a former School Board Trustee for Rocky Mountain School District #6.

Both Al and Greg’s terms on the HCTF Board will commence in April 2018.