The BC First Nations Forestry Council is thrilled to announce Lennard Joe, RPF, as new Chief Executive Officer as of August 15, 2022. “I am excited to lead this amazing, diverse organization in our vital work to support Nations in efforts to increase our role in the governance and stewardship of forest lands and resources, and participation in the forest sector as full partners,” said Lennard. …Lennard Joe, (Traditional name of Suxwsxwwels, meaning Grizzly Man) brings over 30 years of natural resources and business experience into his current roles. He is a Registered Professional Forester, a member of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation, and owner of Grizzly Path Consulting, a First Nations company that focusses on the land, its resources, and people. …His role as an Indigenous Professional Forester has opened doors in Indigenous Governance, Provincial and Federal government, Industry, Academia, and Forest Certification.