James is responsible for overseeing the Forest Stewardship Council Forest Management and Chain of Custody certification activities for a subset of Preferred by Nature´s Canadian clients.
Sustainable land use is a challenge that affects us all globally. Working with our clients allows me the opportunity to share my expertise in forest management while seeing the diverse range of measures organizations use to implement sustainable management practices.
James is a Forestry Specialist for Preferred by Nature and a Registered Professional Forester in Ontario with over 6 years of experience in forest and resource management. He successfully completed NEPCon’s FSC FM and CoC lead auditor courses in 2020 and has so far participated in 8 FSC FM audits, including several as lead auditor.
After his Master's degree in Environmental Assessment, James has worked in a variety of positions within the forestry and environmental sectors. Past work experiences include the development and implementation of forest management plans as a district forester for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry in Northern Ontario, forest resource inventory, timber cruising and plan development within Ontario, in addition to implementing several conservation projects globally including within the UK, China, India and the USA.
- Registered Professional Forester in Ontario, Canada
- Forest management and terrestrial ecosystems expertise
- Forest Stewardship Council Forest Management and Chain of Custody auditor-in-training
- Master of Arts in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management, Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biology
- Language spoken: English