Community Forest Advisory Committee (CFAC) 
Member Affiliation
Geoff Battersby (President) Communities (Revelstoke)
Cameron Beck First Nations (Union of BC Indian Chiefs)
David Haley Academia (UBC)
R.M. (Rick) Jeffery Forest Industry (Truck Loggers Association)
Ralph Moore Environmental community (Environment Caucus)
Doug Routledge Forest Industry (NFPA/COFI)
Earl Smith First Nations (First Nations Summit)
Keith Spencer Forest Industry (Small business/Value added)
Chris Tollefson Academia (UVIC)


Geoff Battersby is a retired physician who was the Mayor of Revelstoke for 10 years ending in Nov. 99. He was active in the establishment of the Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation in 1992 and has been the chairman of the board since its inception. He was also a founding director of the Columbia Basin trust. He is currently co-ordinating the Revelstoke Community Forest energy project which will combust wood waste to generate electricity and heat water for circulation as a heat source to major commercial and institutional buildings in Revelstoke.
(Phone: (250) 837-2911 or (250) 837-5345; Fax: (250) 837-5988)

Cameron Beck has substituted for Laurie Vaughan, president of the Ulkatcho Forest Company and Yun Ka Whu’ten Holdings during the committee meetings. Cameron has been staff at the Carrier Chilcotin tribal council for over eight years. Cameron has played a role in developing the Ulkatcho community forest initiative and works with many Aboriginal communities in the Cariboo Chilcotin area.
(Phone: (250) 991-0912 or (250) 398-7033; Fax: (250) 991-0913) or (250) 398-6329

Dave Haley is a Professor of Economics and Forest Policy and associate of the Forest Economics and Policy Analysis Research Unit with the University of British Columbia . His main interests include institutional and public policy environments in which forestry is practised, with particular emphasis on property rights and fiscal arrangements. He is also interested in smaller scale forestry and is an advocate for community forestry in British Columbia.
(Phone: (604) 822-5634; Fax: (604) 822-6970)

R.M. (Rick) Jeffery is a Registered Professional Forester well known in the forest industry and has extensive consulting experience in the forest sector. Mr. Jeffery has been with the Truck Loggers Association for 12 years, serving as Vice President of Forestry and Policy for two years, prior to being appointed President in November 2000. Mr. Jeffery’s portfolio has afforded him experience in providing strategic planning, analytical research, government relations and policy advice to the TLA Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Association of British Columbia Professional Foresters since 1986.
(Phone:(250) 479-1980 or (604) 684-4291; Fax: (604) 684-7131

Ralph Moore is the vice-president of the Creston branch of the East Kootenay Environmental Society. He is also Director of the Creston Community Forest License and was a participant in the Kootenay CORE land use process. He has worked for 20 years in the logging and sawmilling industry.
(Phone: (250) 428-7479; Fax: (250) 428-7888)

Doug Routledge is the Forestry Manager with the Northern Forest Products Association, a position he has held since October 1993. During the 12 previous years Doug was the Silviculture Department Manager with the Prince George consulting firm Industrial Forestry Service Ltd. and Forestry Supervisor with West Fraser Mills Ltd. at their Quesnel and Williams Lake operations. Doug was also on Prince George’s Forest for the World Commission and is a past member of the Prince George and Area Community Forest Steering Committee.
(Phone: (250) 564-5136; Fax: (250) 564-3588)

Earl Smith is the president and C.E.O. of Hectate Logging Ltd. He is also a director of the Forest Alliance of B.C., a member of the Forest Practices Code Committee and a member of the Land and Resources Committee of Forest Renewal British Columbia. He was involved in securing the first-ever provincial timber quota for Ehattesaht First Nations and in initiating and completing a Sustainable Development Strategy for the Western Strathcona area of Vancouver Island.
(Phone:(250) 709-6385 ; Fax: (250) 709-6328

Keith Spencer is currently a co-owner of Vanderhoof Speciality Wood Products and owner of a forestry consulting business, Black Ink Consulting. He has twenty years experience operating, and managing primary log breakdown facilities, of which seven of those were in design and retrofit. He is currently involved with; the Central Interior Wood Processors Association as their past president for four years, a member of the Northern Development Fund Advisory Committee, a two year member of the Community Committee for FRBC, a board of director for South Yukon Forest Corporation, a member of the Community Forestry Advisory Committee, and a director for Dezti Wood Ltd. Keith is also a recipient of the Fraser River Basin Award and the Forests Excellence Award in the community category.
Phone: (250) 567-3136 Fax: (250) 567-3909.

Chris Tollefson is a professor of law at the University of Victoria. He has worked with a variety of environmental organizations, First Nations and local communities on forest issues. He is the past Chair of the Sierra Legal Defence Fund, and a founder and executive director of the UVic Environmental Law Centre, Canada's only clinical program in environmental law. He has written on a variety of forest-related topics, and is presently working on an interdisciplinary research project that considers the implications of eco-certification for B.C. forestry.
(Phone: (250) 721-8170; Fax: (250) 721-8146)