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Private Forest Landowners Association Announces Bursary Winners

NANAIMO BC, April 8, 2019- The Private Forest Landowners Association (PFLA) today announced the winners of its Haley Memorial Bursary in Forestry. The bursary supports UBC students in honour of the Haley family, including founding PFLA Chair, Maxine Haley. Ms. Haley served as the Chair of the PFLA from 1995 through 2008.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this bursary to deserving candidates,” said PFLA CEO,Megan Hanacek.“The PFLA is committed to supporting the next generation of workers through their education and looks forward to welcoming these skilled young minds to the B.C. forest industry.”This year’s winners are Miss Han Wang, who is completing her fourth year toward a Bachelor of Science in Wood Products at UBC, and Mrs.Paige Sonmor, in her fourth year ofa Bachelor of Science,Natural Resources at UBC.

“Congratulations to this year’s bursary winners,” said Hanacek. “Both recipients will be valuable contributors to excellence in forestry and natural resource management.”

About The Private Forest Landowners Association
Established in 1995, the Private Forest Landowners Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the responsible stewardship of B.C.’s private forest lands. Passionate about sustainable forest practices, PFLA members strive to balance environmental values, community interests and economic realities.

Sue Handel, Director Communications
Private Forest Landowners Association
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