Candidate for
Councillor at Large

Stacy Cuzzocrea,

RPF #3037

Executive Summary

Stacy Cuzzocrea, RPF, is a professor in the Forest Technology Program at Vancouver Island University, helping develop forestry curriculum in silviculture, soil science, botany, ecology, forest policy, and forest computer science. 

After graduating from UBC in 1993, she worked for large industrial employers, the Coastal Forest Conservation Initiative (CFCI), and the provincial government. Stacey has practiced in silviculture, planning, operations, certification, tenures, and authorizations. She has experience in helicopter logging and has facilitated negotiations between industry, First Nations, government, and environmental organizations, and is a trained auditor for environmental and safety certification systems.

Stacy says her current role in teaching future registered forest technicians would benefit ABCFP Council, particularly in relation to continuing competency, scope of practice, and emerging areas of practice.

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Forest Resource Technology Program, Vancouver Island University, August 2018–present
  • Timber Tenures Specialist for Coast Area Forest Tenures, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development, September 2017–2018
  • Sessional Instructor, Forest Resource Technology Program, Vancouver Island University, January 2014-June 2017
  • EBM Implementation Coordinator, Coastal Forest Conservation Initiative, January 2010–June 2011
  • Resident Forester, Western Forest Products, May 2006–January 2009
  • Helicopter Logging Coordinator, Western Forest Products, March 2004–May 2006
  • Divisional Planner, Weyerhauser, October 2003–March 2004
  • Management Systems Administrator, Weyerhauser, 2001-September 2003
  • Area Forester, MacMillan Bloedel Ltd./Weyerhaeuser, February 1994-2001

Related Experience

  • Trained as auditor in environmental, safety certification systems  
  • Volunteered for the Discovery Forestry Centre on context for the new museum installations
  • Director Port McNeill and District Museum
  • Chair of North Island Heritage Society
  • Director for Advisory Planning Commission for the town of Port McNeill
  • Director for North Island Forestry Centre
  • Committee member Forestry Education Initiative 
  • Company representative for Port McNeill Timberlands Unit Community Advisory Group
  • Director for Port McNeill Assessment and Referral Service


  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership, Vancouver Island University, June 2021
  • Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry (Resource Management), UBC, 1993
  • Two-year undergraduate studies in Arts and Science, University of Victoria