Inducted in 2005
Received a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick in 1964 and a Master of Science in Forestry in 1969. His career with the Department of Natural Resources began in 1969 with the Canada Land Inventory and the development of a biophysical land classification system for the province. Later he would lead the provincial forest research program that was responsible for the strategic analysis of the Nova Scotia wood supply and the development of criteria and treatments for provincial silviculture programs. Ed was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of New Brunswick for his work in developing growth and yield model for predicting wood supply. He is credited with being the driving force behind expanding the provincial silviculture programs aimed at increasing wood supply and production.