It is with profound sadness that we announce that Daniel Michael Cooligan died unexpectedly on November 21, 2022, at his home in Goulais River, Ontario. He was 64. …Dan studied forestry at Algonquin College… Inspired by his love of the outdoors and after spending many summers fighting forest fires in northern Ontario he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. Dan joined Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. …Dan was a member of the Ontario Professional Foresters Association and his work included a secondment to the Canadian Forestry Association in Ottawa, where he fronted a wide range of national and international forestry issues. …He was an authority on forest legislation, silviculture, forest management and cultural heritage. Dan retired from the Ministry in 2016 after which he continued to consult on forestry issues.