Williams Lake forester recognized with national award
A Williams Lake professional forester received national recognition this week from the Canadian Institute of Forestry. Ken Day, who retired in April after 31 years as the manager of the UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest in Williams Lake, was presented the CIF Canadian Forestry Achievement Award Tuesday evening at the institute’s Awards Banquet in Grande Prairie, Alta. The Canadian Forestry Achievement Award recognizes unique and outstanding achievement in forestry in Canada with the objective of encouraging excellence in the forestry profession. “It’s a great honour,” Day said. “I looked at the list of previous award winners and having my name added to that is pretty humbling.” Day, who graduated from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont., began with the research forest at its inception in 1987.