Kamloops woman wins top ABCFP honour

Kamloops woman wins top ABCFP honour

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The Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) has honoured six people — including one from Kamloops — who have made significant contributions to the profession and study of forestry.

“We congratulate all of our award winners,” said Jonathan Lok, the ABCFP’s president. “They represent the best of our members.

“Their expertise, dedication to the profession and passion for forestry is a reflection on us all and will inspire the next generation to do as well or surpass their efforts.”

The highest honour the ABCFP can present to its members is the Distinguished Forest Professional Award. It is only presented to members who make outstanding contributions — usually over a lifetime — to the profession.

Kamloops’ Lorraine Maclauchlan was one of two recipients honoured in 2016.

Maclauchlan, a sought-after public speaker, is well-known in Kamloops and around the province for her expertise in forest insects and how to mitigate the negative effects of insects on the forests.

For her fellow forest professionals, she produces an annual booklet on the state of forest health in southern B.C.

The booklet is an essential tool to anyone practising in the area.

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