BC First Nations Forestry Council Announces Appointment of New CEO

Dr. Charlene Higgins, as the First Nations Forestry Council’s new Chief Executive Officer

BC First Nations Forestry Council

February 1, 2019

North Vancouver, BC We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Charlene Higgins, as the First Nations Forestry Council’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Charlene Higgins brings over 20 years of experience working with First Nations communities and organizations in BC.  She brings a wealth of expertise in provincial, national and international forest policies and practices. Charlene has continuously advocated for the involvement of First Nations in the governance and stewardship of forests lands and resources, and for the recognition and protection of Indigenous knowledge. “We had over 50 applicants for the Chief Executive Officer Position. Charlene has worked with us for over 10 years, and her experience and caliber brings stability to our organization moving forward” said Chief Bill Williams, Chair of the Board of Directors.

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