HCTF Board Changes

Changes are afoot at the HCTF Board, with the Board saying farewell to three departing Board members and welcoming the recent appointments of Madeline Maley (appointed by the Province of BC) and Michael Green (appointed by the BC Trappers Association). Madeline and Mike replace Andrew Wilson and Dave Hatler respectively, both of whom stepped down from the Board at the beginning of April. More recently, we say a fond farewell to Al Martin, whose term on the Board expired in mid May, 2013. All of the departing Board members have long histories of leadership and commitment in the conservation field, and we wish them all the best in future endeavors.

New Appointees

Madeline is the Executive Director Regional Operations South Area for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Madeline joined the Ministry of Forests and Range in 1995 as a forester working on Vancouver Island, having previously worked in Ontario as a consultant for First Nations and the forest industry as well as having worked for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Madeline moved to Kamloops in 2003 as an Operations Manager, Compliance and Enforcement, Stewardship and Corporate Services. In 2007, Madeline moved to the Southern Interior Regional Office as the Regional Staff Manager, Compliance and Enforcement and Stewardship. She held the position of Acting Regional Executive Director from 2009 to 2010 and then with the formation of Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations took on the role of Executive Director for the South Area. Madeline is a Registered Professional Forester with undergraduate and graduate degrees in forestry from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Mike is a past President of the BC Trappers Association, as well as a past Director, Executive Director and certified Trapper Education Instructor. More recently, he is retired from the BC Coroners Service, as the Deputy Regional Coroner for the Northern Region. In addition, Mike spent ten years doing contract monitoring of interactions between domestic sheep and large carnivores on forest cut block grazes. He operated a remote northern trapline for 25 years (with dog team for eight). He has Bachelor and Masters degrees in English and has taught in public schools and a secure youth containment facility (prison).

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