NEEF Management Committee Members

The following representatives have been appointed to the Nechako Environmental Enhancement Fund Management Committee (NEEF MC).

Justus Benckhuysen

Justus is Rio Tinto Alcan’s Coordinator, Nechako Operations in British Columbia, based in Vanderhoof, B.C. He is primarily responsible for managing all operations and asset maintenance related to the Nechako Reservoir and represents Rio Tinto Alcan in many official capacities related to environmental stewardship initiatives. Among his appointments are the following: The Nechako Fisheries Conservation Program; Nechako White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative; Nechako Watershed Council; and The Nechako Kitamaat Development Fund Society. Prior to working for Rio Tinto Alcan in 2003, Justus worked as an environmental consultant in British Columbia and before that a botanist at Royal Botanical Gardens in Ontario.

Shawn Rice

Shawn is a Resource Manager at the Prince George Natural Resource District for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.  He moved out to BC from Newfoundland in 1991 after graduating from University of New Brunswick.  Outside of work, he has served on the board of Prince George Minor Hockey Association, Prince George Spruce Kings, World Baseball Challenge and most recently the 2017 TELUS Cup.  Shawn has also been a member of Ducks Unlimited while chairing the Prince George Spring Committee for the past 12 years.  Shawn is a Registered Professional Forester with the Association of BC Forest Professionals.

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