Director, Cariboo Regional District, Quesnel
John Massier and his wife Hazel operate a silviculture company “Cottonwood Reforestation” east of Quesnel in the heart of the Cariboo.
Over the past 35 years, John, Hazel and their crews have planted over 40 million trees in every corner of the Cariboo Chilcotin. In addition, they operate Woodlot #1406, which encompasses 600 hectares of Crown land surrounding their private lands along the Cottonwood River, Umiti and John Boyd Creeks.
John is active with the local Quesnel Woodlot Association and serves as a Director on the provincial body, the Federation of BC Woodlot Associations. He is very interested in salmon enhancement and has partnered with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in the past to create off-stream habitat for juvenile Chinook salmon on his own land and woodlot from abandoned placer mining ponds along the river.
John serves as the Director for Electoral Area C of the Cariboo Regional District, representing the areas of Barlow Creek, Cottonwood, Barkerville and Bowron Lake. He became a Fraser Basin Council Director in 2009 and currently serves on the Operations Committee, Community and Regional Sustainability Committee and Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Committee.