News from CCFG - Continuous Cover Forestry Group

Bill Mason passed away

It is with great regret that we must inform you that CCFG Chair, Bill Mason, has passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. Bill has been Chair for over 10 years and has provided kind and gentle but firm guidance to the Committee on the work of CCFG.

Chris Tracey, Scotland Coordinator, writes: It is difficult to find the words for the loss of such a lovely man, a real gentleman and true forester to his core. He is a great loss to forestry as a whole as well as obviously to ourselves. Our deepest sympathy extends to his family.

Bill took over as Chairman of CCFG when Phil Morgan stood down to take up the Presidency of ProSilva 2012. He was an incredibly hard worker, still mentoring students, proofing and reviewing papers. He guided CCFG through a period of great change in his impeccable style always wanting to present ideas that had undergone the highest level of scrutiny. He will be very sadly missed.


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