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NW Jolly Award recipients announced

Gary Morgan

Forestry Australia President Bob Gordon has paid tribute to this year’s NW Jolly recipients, Dr Jerry Leech and Gary Morgan AM AFSM and congratulated Tegan Brown who was awarded the Prince of Wales Award. Source: Timberbiz

Jerry Leech

“Named in honour of Norman William Jolly, who made an outstanding and pioneering contribution to the development of professional forestry in Australia in the first half of the 20th century, the NW Jolly Medal recognises the highest level of service to our profession in Australia,” Mr Gordon said.

“On behalf of Forestry Australia, I would like to acknowledge Dr Jerry Leech and Gary Morgan AM AFSM in continuing in Jolly’s footsteps and making their own outstanding contributions to the profession.

“Dr Jerry Leech has contributed to the foundation of the modern Australian plantation industry through his contributions to the measurement of forests, the design of yield regulation systems, development of innovative models of plantation growth and yield, development of the Australian Standard for valuation of forests and mentoring and training of resource modelling and planning staff in Australia and internationally.

“Over a period of more than 40 years, Gary Morgan has made many significant contributions to the management of forests and forest fires at the state, national and international levels, through his distinguished and outstanding work as a forester, fire manager and fire science leader.

Mr Gordon also congratulated Tegan Brown, who was awarded the Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry.

Tegan Brown

“I would like to congratulate Tegan Brown for winning this year’s Prince of Wales Award, which recognises and promotes engagement in and dedication to, the principles of sustainable forest management including policy, planning and practice, sound science-based land stewardship,” he said.

“Through demonstrating excellence across academic pursuits, employment and voluntary extracurricular work within forestry, Tegan has shown she is a worthy recipient who will no doubt go on to achieve great things for the future of our forests.”