British Columbia’s government has created a $10,000 annual award in memory of
Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest.
By David Bell
Jun 01, 2016
You read that right. The Likely, B.C. resident who spent his life in forestry — founding the town’s locally managed 20,000-hectare community forest — had a sense of humour about his unlikely name, naming his own company Sherwood Forest Contracting Ltd. This week the province announced it has established an award in Hood’s name, nearly three months after the 55-year-old died after a short battle with cancer. “Anyone who knows him knows he’s a big guy, with a personality to match and a huge heart,” said Jennifer Gunter, executive director of the B.C. Community Forest Association, in a phone interview. “He saw that ecologically, socially, culturally and economically sustainable forest management was possible — and that he could really leverage that to create jobs and economic opportunities for his community.”