Wilfred Creighton

Nova Scotia Forestry Hall of Fame - Wilfred Creighton

Inducted in 2004

He graduated from Dalhousie University in 1926 with an Arts Degree and in 1929 from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. Following post graduate studies in Germany, Wilfred began working with Dept. of Lands & Forests in 1934 as Provincial Forester. He held this position until 1949 when he became Deputy Minister retiring in 1969. Known as the "guru" of forestry in Nova Scotia, his intense interests, foresight and leadership have had a profound impact on the shaping of forest management in this province. He is recognized as leading the drive to purchase much of the Crown land the province owns today. Wilfred was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from U.N.B. He was National President of the Canadian Institute of Forestry from 1957-1959. At the age of 100, he is still active in managing his wood lot and sugar bush.

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