Dean recently retired after 32 years with the Canadian Forest Service sector of Natural Resources Canada. He completed his career as Research Manager for the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre of CFS, where he was also responsible for NRCan’s two National Research Forests. Dean has extensive experience in the forest industry, silviculture and program management. He is currently 1st Vice President of the New Brunswick Wildlife Federation and President of the Sussex Fish and Game Association Inc. He has chaired the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee since 1994.