John MacGarva has been involved with SASCI since its inception in 2002, representing the forestry sector on SASCI’s Board of Directors.  Mr. MacGarva is a Registered Professional Forest Technician.  He was a member of the Alberta Forest Service for seven years, and served for 27 years as the Woodlands Manager in the local forest industry.  Mr. MacGarva has also represented the forest industry in the development of the Castle Integrated Resource Plan, the Castle Access Management Plan, the Alberta Forest Conservation Strategy, Special Places 2000, and the Southern Foothills Study, and continues to be involved with the Crowsnest Forest Stewardship Society. Mr. MacGarva resides in the MD of Pincher Creek.