BC Sustainable Forestry Icon Merv Wilkinson Passes Away at 97


Read this article from the Nanaimo Daily News on the passing of legendary BC forester Merv Wilkinson, whose Wildwood Forest Operation earned him global acclaim for leading-edge sustainable forestry and an Order of Canada.

“Wilkinson, in a conversation with the Daily News in 2010, said
old-time forestry workers knew how to manage a forest. He recalled a
former employer telling him, ‘Merv don’t you take out any trees that are
less than 16 inches at the stump…The old-fashioned logging was
way ahead of what we have now. It wasn’t self-destructive. It was
sustainable and more people were employed in the industry back then,’
Wilkinson said.” (Sept 1, 2011)



About Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.