John Roblee

Nova Scotia Forestry Hall of Fame - John Roblee

Inducted in 2017

John Roblee has been integral to the organization and promotion of small private woodlot owners in N.S. He has worked tirelessly to further their rights and management capacities. His first foray into private land forest management started with the founding of community-based Group Ventures – woodlot owner controlled cooperatives. John’s tenacious and relentless efforts created the Group Venture Association which developed technical and financial assistance and marketing savvy for more than a dozen Groups. John also represented woodland owners on federal and provincial Forest Technical Advisory Committees. He served as Vice President of the Canadian Federation of Woodland Owners and helped initiate the formation of the Federation of N.S. Woodland Owners and was one of its first board members. John was instrumental in establishing the Association for Sustainable Forestry and has been a board member with the Nova Forest Alliance (Model Forest), the Forest Products Association of N.S., and the N.S. Primary Forest Products Marketing Board.

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