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Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is responsible to guide the OWA Board of Directors about the design and content of all the Association's printed publications such as the S&W Report and internet presence.

The Editorial Board has been set up to try and incorporate a geographic dispersal of volunteers across the province. This will provide a good representation of both provincial and local issues. The Editorial Board includes:

The Chair
  • Peter Hill - Chair - Haldimand Chapter
  • John Hicks - York-Durham Chapter, and
  • Pieter Leenhouts - Lower Ottawa Valley Chapter

Also, Dave Sexsmith and Eric Thompson will sit on the EB as ex-officio members.

If you have a suggestion or two, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the OWA office (613) 258-0110 ext.223.

Wanted: Input from You

The current members of the Editorial Board have helped prepare, review and solicit articles for our S&W Report. If you would like to make a contribution for the S&W Report or you wish to participate on the Editorial Board, please email Dave Sexsmith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or, phone at (613) 373-9334.

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  • Thom Snowman, Limestone Chapter
    Thom Snowman, Limestone Chapter

    Thom Snowman has spent most of his life in New England—outdoors. During a decade in outdoor education, he got to know Canada through bicycle and canoe trips and grew fond of the north woods. After the career that followed, as a forester working in Boston’s water supply forests, Thom was fortunate to be able to retire in Canada, where he and wife Carol have settled in the Napanee area.

    As Thom began searching out ways to exercise his interest in forests and forestry, he found and joined the OWA. He says, “While there are many common species and similar natural resource issues (invasive species, impacts of climate change, etc.) in Ontario woodlands and New England forests, they are also distinctly different both in the details of their physical make-up and in the human community charged with their care and management. OWA is a model organization for addressing the concerns of anyone who has realized the critical link between our forests and our future. Personally, I am fortunate to have found an excuse to wander private woodlands and get to know their owners here in southern Ontario!”

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