About The Section

Saskatchewan Section

The Saskatchewan section became a section on February 2, 1953 with Mr. N. Palley becoming the first Chair of the section. Prior to this time, Saskatchewan was a sub-section of the Prairie Provinces section. The Saskatchewan CIF- IFC section is a smaller section (50 – 60 members) – where the “Prairies meet the trees” in Saskatchewan.

Our Objectives

  1. We bring continuing education opportunities to Saskatchewan section members
  2. We provide a professional esprit-de-corps
  3. We partner with concordant organizations like the Saskatchewan Forestry Association, the Prince Albert Model Forest, and the Association of Saskatchewan Forestry Professionals which we helped found.

What We Do

The Saskatchewan CIF-IFC section is involved in the CIF Ring Ceremony, producing and maintaining scholarships, providing learning and social events (bowling, golf tournaments, beer and chili night). The Saskatchewan CIF-IFC section enables its member to obtain continuing education credits through various course offerings.


Council Members

Director Amber Dereshkevich (
Chair April Lesko
Vice Chair Sherri Gregoire
Treasurer Amber Dereshkevich
Secretary Sindy Nicholson
Councillors Mike Bendzsak
Pat Mackasey


Upcoming Section Events

Saskatchewan Teachers’ Forestry Tour

Calling all educators and teachers! Interested in learning more about forestry and the forest sector? Join us for a Teachers’ Forestry Tour hosted by the Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) and the CIF-IFC Saskatchewan Section.   When: July 27 to 28, 2022 Where: H.O.P Youth Engagement Centre, 15 St NW, Prince Albert, […]


Section News

Previous NEWSEM issues

Annual Section Events

  • National Forestry Week
  • Beer and Chili Night
  • Silver Ring ceremony
  • CIF Social – June

Quick Links


Current Issue: Winter 2022:

  • Upcoming Registration Exam
  • Learning Session – Mixedwood Management Workshop
  • How Forestry Professionals Learn from Natural Disturbances to Help Grow Saskatchewan’s Forests
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Continuing Education, Workshops, Presentations, Events

Section Contact

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