Robert Burgess

Nova Scotia Forestry Hall of Fame - Robert Burgess

Inducted in 2005

Graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. His forestry career began overseas during World War II where he worked with the Canadian Forestry Corp. in France, Scotland and Belgium where he set up mills to provide lumber for hospitals and pilings to aid the the military in crossing the Rhine River into Germany. Upon his return, he lectured at the Maritime Forest Ranger, was Chief Forester of Nova Scotia from 1950 to 1965, Director of Forestry and later appointed Deputy Minister in 1969, a position he held until his retirement in 1977. Later he served as members of the environmental control council and is life time member of the surveyors association. An accomplished curler, he won both the Provincial Mens Junior and Senior Championship.

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