Pieter Leenhouts (President)
Kerry graduated from the University of Guelph in 1974 with an Hon BSc. He has been retired for three years after a 35 year career with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. He worked as a wildlife biologist for most of his career and spent the last ten years as an Area Supervisor in the Kemptville District.
Kerry owns a 115 acre woodlot in the Toledo area, south of Smiths Falls. The woodlot is part of the family farm, which has been in the family from when it was first settled in the early 1800’s by James Bell, who emigrated from Ireland.
Kerry enjoys hunting and viewing wildlife. Wildlife habitat improvement is one of his management objectives for his property. He cuts firewood on his property and is pleased his son, the next generation, has an interest in the property.
Kerry is also involved with Ducks Unlimited, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the Leeds and Grenville Stewardship Council and the Friends of Limerick Forest. He also does some management consulting.
|Nancy Young RPF
Nancy is a Forester with the City of Ottawa and board member of the local chapters of OWA, Canadian Institute of Forestry, and Forest Gene Conservation Association. She graduated from Lakehead University’s Forestry program in 2005 and worked in forestry extension with the Forestry Research Partnership, Forester Internship with MNRF across southern Ontario, and in Urban Forestry with the City of Ottawa. She is also a butternut health assessor and managed forest plan approver.
Nancy and her partner Kim have a 23ac woodlot outside of Carp, and love to spend time cutting trails, battling invasive species, witnessing the seasonal changes, and learning about the birds and other wildlife who live and travel through the woods. The majority of the forest is silver maple and poplar swamp, with nice pockets of sugar maple, white spruce, and a few surprise apple and butternut trees. The ideas for projects are endless, with lots of opportunities to learn about permaculture, seed collection, maple syrup production, and chainsawing, to name a few!
Peter von Moos
Past Board Members
Bob Mingie (2011-2014)
Don Schell (2008-2017)
Linda Touzin (2006-2012)
Richard Marquardt (2006-2015)
Sandy Arcand (-2019)