at the Annual General Meeting in Moncton NB
On behalf of the Fur Institute of Canada and our Board of Directors congratulations to all the award winners.
This award is sponsored and present by North American Fur Auctions along with the FIC.
The purpose of this award is to promote awareness and recognition of individuals and organizations that have made significant efforts for sustainable furbearer management
The recipient of this award has worked tirelessly on an annual basis to secure Wildlife Trust Fund support for various historical and on-going efforts related to furbearer management. Among the repertoire of projects, he has directly managed and overseen are marten nesting boxes and annual track transect survey projects throughout various regions of the province. Perhaps the highest profile effort is his on-going tireless resume in monitoring and studying the Canada Lync status within the province. These efforts come as a natural extension of his career work through various forestry roles but currently specializing in the identification of rare plant species as well as such wildlife studies as the helicopter /net capture and collaring of whitetail deer to study their status in specific provincial regions.
This award was presented by Rob Cahill to Charles Neveu and accepted on his behalf by Mitchell Schriver
This award was created in memory of Lloyd Cooks commitment to excellence in trapping, trapper education and public understanding of wildlife management.
These individuals trapping efforts and support are exemplary. Not only have they led regional groups in trapping efforts while logging and monitoring the results for many years, but their support and contributions both at their local council level as well as within the provincial federation is well known and appreciated. They selflessly offer the use of their personal facilities for meeting, council events, training and education of youth and new trappers and are hosting a provincial level summer workshop this summer. As certified instructors they are also regular fixtures at the annual provincial instructor’s workshops, contribute regularly to the various publications including the Canadian Trapper and have assisted with various media interviews over the years.
This award was presented by Randy Mersereau to Bernard and Gerard Levesque and accepted on their behalf by Kevin White.
This award is in honour of Bernard Cahill and recognises significant volunteer contributions by individuals in promoting a respect for people, animals and the environment at the community and with a global perspective.
The recipient of this award has held virtually all positions within the NB provincial federation and has been a trust product advisor and supplier of trapping equipment for many years. Having hosted summer federation workshops and offered his time and resources in many capacities he is well respected within our federation. The list of volunteer position he has held within various trapping and outdoor activities as well as within his community is impressive.
This award was presented to Roland Michaud by Jamie Cahill.
This award is created in recognition of Neal Jothams leadership in the creation of an international standard for humane trapping systems and his dedication to animal welfare. The award is presented to those who research, teaching service or advocacy has had an impact in either Canada or internationally – that has significantly benefited the welfare of animals.
The recipient of this award has been a trusted advisor within the FIC at the federal level as well as the New Brunswick Trappers and Fur Harvesters Federation for many years. In his current role with the Trap Research Committee, his work has far reaching and long-term effects through the testing and review of both certified traps as well as the upcoming BMP program pertaining to cable restraint snares. His input, reliability and leadership are invaluable while his quiet demeanor lends well to being a great communicator.
This award was presented to Randy Mersereau by Brian Roberts.