2018 Forest Steward of the Year Robert & Susan Theer of Deerpath Farms of Florence County accepting the award from Bob Mott, Lumberjack Forestry Committee Chairperson. They were nominated by Lumberjack Council Member Yvonne Van Pembrook.
2018 Friend of Forestry Stuart Boren, right, with his wife, Laurie, accepting the award from Bob Mott, Lumberjack Forestry Committee Chairperson.
Since its inception in 1968, Lumberjack Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council has developed long-term relationships with numerous agencies, businesses and individuals who promote sustainable forest management. In 2003, Lumberjack’s Forestry Committee established a “Sustainable Forestry Awards” program to recognize the important contributions made to sustainable forestry and the RC&D program.
Awards are given annually in three categories.
The Friend of Forestry Award is presented to an individual or group in the forest industry for long-term support of forest stewardship. Stuart Boren of Florence was this year’s recipient, nominated by Lumberjack County member Yvonne Van Pembrook.
For the full story, see this week’s edition of The Florence Mining News.