Neil Craig is a lifelong resident of Craighurst. He farms on land his family obtained from the crown in 1819, on the western edge of the Copeland Forest. He has been actively involved in the community as a former mayor of Oro-Medonte, past chairman of the Huronia Woodland Owners Association and warden at St. John`s Church Craighurst. Neil remembers his father raking and baling hay around Martinville in the Copeland Forest as feed for the horses at Copeland’s mill. Neil currently serves Treasurer of the Copeland Forest Friends Association.