New Members for Forest Practices Board

VICTORIA – Cabinet has appointed three members to the Forest Practices Board. Marlene Machmer, R.P.Bio and Angeline Nyce, RPF, were appointed for two-year terms, and current board member Bill Dumont, RPF, was reappointed for a two-year term.

“I am very pleased to see Bill Dumont reappointed, and I welcome Marlene Machmer and Angeline Nyce to the board,” said board chair, Tim Ryan. “Bill has made a valued contribution to the board during his past term, and I look forward to two more years working with him. Both Marlene and Angeline bring new backgrounds and perspectives to the board table as we deliberate on forest and range practices in B.C.”

Machmer is a resident of Nelson, B.C., where she owns a consulting firm. She is an ecologist with 25 years experience in environmental impact assessment, management, inventory, restoration and stewardship in B.C. She has done work for the forest, mining and power industries, as well as government and First Nations.

Nyce owns her own law firm and currently practises in the areas of Natural Resources and Aboriginal Law, focusing on sustainable development and land use issues, and she advises on a range of business law matters. She is also a registered professional forester and has worked for industry in forest planning, operations and silviculture. Nyce grew up in the Village of Gitwinksihlkw and lives in North Vancouver.

Dumont has worked in the forest sector in B.C. and internationally for more than 40 years, 27 for Western Forest Products including as chief forester. He was also chief executive officer of Sarawak Forestry Corporation (Malaysia). He is currently a consultant and lives in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island.

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.

More information can be obtained by contacting:

Darlene Oman
Forest Practices Board
Phone: 250 213-4705 / 1 800 994-5899

December 2, 2014