Marie-Lou LeFrancois

Strategic Advisory Group

Marie-Lou works at the convergence of stewardship, policy and operations and thrives on collaborative problem-solving initiatives in the forest sector. After obtaining her MSc in Forest Ecology in 2006 from the Centre of Forest Research (Montreal), she moved to BC where her forestry work took her to all regions of the province. She occupied various positions with and outside of government, mostly working for BC Timber Sales as a planning forester and stewardship policy specialist, and is now a manager with the Forest Practices Board. She has been an advocate for the diversification of harvest practices in BC over the years and supported various partial harvest initiatives, both at the local and provincial scales.