About The Section

Lake of the Woods Section

The Lake of the Woods (LOW) Section is primarily composed of folks that directly work or have worked in the forest whether in industry, consulting, support industry or government agencies.  They are the people on the ground, doing the work.  The LOW geographically encompasses Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Kenora, Ignace, Fort Francis, and Dryden. The distance between members, while a challenge, provides an opportunity to get together and feel connected.  The dedicated members have pulled together to host the CIF AGM on more than one occasion.

Our Objectives

  1. Providing an opportunity to feel connected to others in forestry
  2. Providing learning opportunities, social opportunities and to provide community outreach

What We Do

We facilitate events, field tours and technical sessions, support the industry growth in the LOW area, and share information.

Council Members

Chair Matt Corbett (
Vice-Chair Cole Wear (
Director Janet Lane (
Treasurer Maddie Kennedy (
Secretary Abigail Williams (
Councillors Matt Wilkie (
Steven Young (
Jordan Swayze (
Jason Easton (


Upcoming Section Events

Winter Tech Session: Climate Change, Future Adaptation, and Impact (CIF-IFC LOW Section Event)

CIF-IFC Lake of the Woods Section’s Winter Technical Session Climate Change, Future Adaptation, and Impacts When: Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 11:00am to 4:30pm Where: Dryden Ski Hill What: Great networking opportunity! Spend the afternoon in Dryden networking with CIF-IFC members and learning about future potential climate for our area and what we can do […]


Past Section Events

In the past LOW has facilitated Teachers tours, held field tours, tree planted for Forests without Borders, held forums on current hot topics, had a logger sports event and chili cookoffs.  While being close is currently not possible, we look forward to getting together in the near future!


Section Contact

Connect With Us

If you have any questions or inquires, please feel free to contact our Section Council Members directly.

Janet Lane