The Likely-Xat’sull Community Forest is the first to receive an award that will honor the life of Likely’s Robin Hood.
“Robin Hood was a cornerstone of the Likely community. Enough can’t be said for his commitment to the community’s success – and for the people in it. The Likely-Xat’súll Community Forest is honored to be the inaugural recipient of the community forest award that bears his name and recognizes the values he stood for,” says Secretary/Treasurer, John Stace-Smith.
The $10,000 community award which will be given annually to a community forest will be used for community, project-based proposals such as recreation trail construction and maintenance and community fireproofing and fuel management.
“Robin Hood’s dedication to bringing success to his community and local forest stewardship is admirable. His big heart and positive influence touched the lives of those around him. These annual grants will recognize the community forest that best exhibits the values the demonstrated and will raise the profile of the community forest program,” said Minister of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, Steve Thomson.
Hood who was instrumental in establishing in the Likely-Xat’sull Community Forest-one of the first under the community forest pilot program in the late 1990’s, passed away following a short battle with cancer. He was 56.