Pieter Leenhouts (President)
Pieter and his partner Carroll enjoy living on their woodlot in what used to be Rideau Township and is now the City of Ottawa. The lot was an abandoned farm in the late 60’s and later afforested through the WIA Program with mostly white spruce, red pine, white pine, and accidental tamaracks. There are also large stands of white cedar, ash and other pioneer tree species. The property also includes a large portion of a provincially significant wetland. Since retirement Pieter has been able to get busy in the woodlot which he enjoys immensely. He remains active on the Board of Directors of the OWA and the Chapter. It is thanks to the OWA that Pieter has got to know his woodlot so much better, and hopes to extend the same benefits to as many other woodlot owners as possible. Meanwhile, Pieter continues to offer his services as a consulting engineer in his previous profession
Cathy Chalykoff
Barb Clarke

Dick Lalonde

Kerry Coleman
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
Randy Murray
Bruce Rowsell
Tedd Wood
Robert Taylor
Alan Ham

Past Board Members

Bob Mingie (2011-2014)

Don Schell (2008-2017)

Linda Touzin (2006-2012)

Richard Marquardt (2006-2015)

Sandy Arcand (-2019)