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Premier honours Smithers hydrologist with Legacy Award

By Thom Barker
The Interior News
December 4, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Mike Sakals, Dave Wilford, Doug Donaldson, and Ben Kerr

A Smithers-based hydrologist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has been honoured with the 2019 Premier’s Legacy Award. “Dr. Dave Wilford, hydrologist with 45 years of service, has revolutionized water and watershed management in B.C.,” the announcement said. “His work in watershed research projects in B.C., including the Carnation Creek Fish-Forestry Interaction Project, resulted in world-leading standards for watershed management.” Wilford was thrilled to be recognized. “It’s a massive award and I’m really humbled to receive it, for sure,” he said. …Doug Donaldson, forests minister, said he feels honoured to be the minister at the time Wilford was recognized in front of 700 of his B.C. public service colleagues. …The Premier’s Legacy Award recognizes “exceptional and lasting contributions to the BC Public Service.”

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