About Us


Canadian Women in Timber began in 1989 and is truly a grassroots organization. Board members are all volunteers and are committed to making a positive difference. Most members have a connection to the forest industry and are the first to experience the social and economic consequences of forest land use.

Provincial Board of Directors


Chair: Sandy McKellar

Vice Chair: Steve Baumber

Secretary/Treasurer: Betty-Ann McDonald

Alison Anderson

Marg Hagardt

Molly Hudson

Joanne Kineshanko

Wayne Lintott

Penny McDonald

Melinda Morben

Ann Polson

Laurie Septav

Vicki Smith




Who are we?

Canadian Women in Timber is a registered Canadian charity. We support educational activities that enhance the public’s understanding of BC’s forest resources and sustainable management. Our aim is to foster an interest and a passion for the natural science of forestry; management and operations/harvesting. 


Since our inception in 1989, we have provided the public with a balanced view of forest land use issues. We work with allies and partners, such as industry associations, forest and wood companies and educational institutions.  



We are composed of our main provincial board of directors, and regional branches throughoutthe province. Currently there are brances in the Shuswap and on Vancouver Island.


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To encourage sound management and wise use of forest resources in Canada for the benefit of all, with a focus on public education through schools and community organizations; and enhance and foster public understanding of BC’s forest resources and sustainable forest management.

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