About The Section

Newfoundland & Labrador Section

The Newfoundland and Labrador Section of CIF (CIFNL) started in 1956. Today, there are approximately 75 members. Members of CIFNL include forest practitioners from across the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our membership includes people employed in a diverse array of occupations related to the sustainable management of our natural resources. Employers include organizations such as federal, provincial and municipal governments; academia at both the university and college level; industry and private sector; and non-government organizations.

Our Objectives

  1. Commenting on topics related to forest management in NL.
  2. Delivering informative events to members and the public (e.g. Annual Conference, Mini Forums).
  3. Sponsoring a teacher to attend the Atlantic Teachers’ Tour each year.
  4. Fundraising for Forests Without Borders and Log a Load for Kids (charity.
  5. Recognizing people and groups involved with forestry via:
    • Tree of Life Award (CIFNL member)
    • Finn Frost and Frank Gogos Awards (students)
    • Dave Sharpe Award (person/group)

What We Do

The Newfoundland and Labrador Section strives to provide forest leadership through advocacy, promoting sustainable forest management, and fostering public awareness in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Council Members

Chair Chris Griffin
1st Vice Chair Vacant
2nd Vice Chair Vacant
Past Chair Vacant
Secretary/Treasurer Sean Greene
Councillors Dave Cheeks
Paul Whalen
Jason Glode
Student Rep Vacant


Upcoming Section Events

2024 National Conference & 116th AGM

Welcome to “Forest Protection”! We are pleased to invite you to the CIF-IFC 2024 National Conference & 116th Annual General Meeting, taking place from September 15th-18th in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Hosted in collaboration with the CIF-IFC Newfoundland and Labrador Section, this year’s Conference theme is “Forest Protection”. Date: September 15-18, 2024 Location: Sheraton […]


Annual Section Events

  • Annual General Meeting and Conference
  • Log A Load for Kids Golf/Curling Fundraising Events
  • Mini Forums and Field Tours

Section Contact

Connect With Us

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