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Kit Richard's Contribution Recognised in Forester of the Year Award

PF Olsen's Environment Manager, Kit Richards, was recongnised as the New Zealand Institute of Forestry Inc (NZIF) 2007 Forester of the Year at the Institute's annual conference in Palmerston North in May. Kit's selection as the Forester of the Year recognises his leadership and excellence in forestry, and his commitment and contribution to the profession. 

Kit has made significant contributions in the sustainable management of indigenous forests, development of the Environmental Code of Practice, leading edge work with environmental management systems and national initiatives on FSC in general. His good publication record underpins his qualities as a suitable recipient of the NZIF Forester of the Year Award.

The award is in the form of a carving, to be held by the recipient for a year, which contrasts the mighty native forests of old with the more uniform exotic forests of the present.