The B.C. Wildlife Federation salutes Chief Conservation Officer Doug Forsdick for a lifetime of public service. Doug has retired from service after 35 years from his current position as the Executive Lead at the Compliance and Enforcement Division of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
Doug began his career as a Conservation Officer in 1990 and served in nearly every capacity the CO Service has to offer. A graduate of Royal Roads University and the Justice Institute of British Columbia, Doug is also the author of Mind the Gap: Navigating Your Leadership Journey. Doug is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and is a Certified Executive Coach with the International Coaching Federation and operates Doug Forsdick Coaching and Consulting Services in Victoria. B.C.
Doug has also served as president of the Canadian Natural Resource Law Enforcement Chiefs Association, Biathlon BC, and the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association.
“In a time where conservation is often a political afterthought, Chief Forsdick has been a staunch defender of fish, wildlife, habitat and the public interest,” said BCWF Executive Director Jesse Zeman. “Chief Forsdick has supported BCWF initiatives including the BCWF Conservation App, when others tried to derail it. Doug has attended our conventions and engaged our clubs and members to work collaboratively to secure a brighter future for fish, wildlife, and habitat. The BCWF wishes Doug a happy retirement and hopes he enjoys some time enjoying what he spent his career trying to protect.”