2019 - Advocates & ENGOs

Advocates & ENGOs

Arnold Bercov

President of PPWC, Public and Private Workers of Canada

Belying his “about-to-retire” status, Arnold is an energetic and long-time advocate within the Union for responsible forest management, who has then leveraged the Union’s voice to speak out against wasteful practices, to protect the caribou, and to collaborate with ENGOs Ancient Forest Alliance and Wilderness Committee to get provincial protection for some old-growth forests in BC. As an FSC board member, he increased awareness of the new FSC Canada Standard within both the Forest Industry and First Nations leadership in BC. He’s also actively promoted biomass opportunities for BC Pulp and Paper mill sites that would reduce their carbon footprint, and pushed the Province to start restocking beetle-ravaged forest in the interior of BC.