Forestry

1+1=3 Agroforestry boosting revenues and resilience

Canadian Forestry Events - Thu, 2017-11-16 06:51
Why is agroforestry the future of agriculture? Find out in our AGFORWARD Final event at the European Parliament. 1+1=3 Agroforestry boosting revenues and resilience © AGFORWARD The European FP-7 project AGFORWARD ?AGroFORestry that Will Advance Rural Development? is coming to its end and is organising the final meeting at the European Parliament. Welcome to this important event to mainstream agroforestry! Join to hear and discuss how Agroforestry and European Research are boosting the revenues and resilience of European farmers. Date: 29 November 2017 Venue: József Antall 4Q2 European Parliament, Brussels Hosted by MEP Paul Brannen Register by 20 November to guarantee access.
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Mechanical Team Leader - Industrial Manufacturing in High Prairie, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2017-11-14 22:55

This permanent, full-time career opportunity is based in High Prairie, Alberta and therefore, requires relocation to the area. Our client is seeking a highly experienced Mechanical Team Leader, preferably with a background in forestry; experience in other industrial production environments may also be considered.

How can you stand out? If You….

  • Are seeking an exciting change in your career and are exceptionally strong in both your mechanical knowledge and your ability to lead your mechanical trades team with the objective of maximizing equipment availability, reliability and uptime, at minimum cost
  • Are a leader who inspires and engages your team and who recognizes each individual’s strengths, ensuring efficient work execution
  • Have a proven track record as an innovative leader who takes great pride in the scheduling, coordinating and directing of maintenance work orders
  • Excel as a ‘boots on the ground’ leader who believes in the value of spending time with your team to maximize plant uptime and production through effective utilization of resources... This role might be for you!

As an essential part of the maintenance team, you thoroughly enjoy leading employees and helping them understand their contribution to the success of a mill operation. You are articulate and a strong motivator who effectively coordinates the availability of facilities and equipment, to be worked on, ensuring efficient work execution through the availability of parts, materials, special tools, equipment and personnel.

You…

  • Are authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Have a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience in a 24x7 continuous production operation
  • Are a Journeyman Millwright or a Mechanical Engineer
  • Are highly effective in motivating your team through the process of change management and continuous improvement methodologies
  • Have excellent communication skills and a strong command of the English language (both oral and written)
  • Are self-motivated with well-developed organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • Are computer literate and experienced with CMMS

Our client is a well known and well respected employer who manufactures lumber, panel products, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products in its operations across Western Canada. As an industry leader in world markets, they provide a dynamic environment and consider the success of their people the most valuable resource.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $85,000.00 to $95,000.00 /year

Required experience:

  • industrial manufacturing supervisory: 5 years

Required license or certification:

  • Journeyman Millwright or Mechanical Engineering
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Forester Woodlands Supervisor in High Prairie, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2017-11-14 22:51

This permanent, full-time career opportunity is based in High Prairie, Alberta and requires someone with the forestry education and experience in planning harvesting areas, including road layout and construction. Relocation assistance is being offered.

How can you stand out? If You….

  • Are eligible to obtain Regulated Forestry Professional status in Alberta
  • Have several years of experience as an Area / Woodlands Supervisor and have been accountable for the planning and approval of harvesting areas including road layout and construction, silviculture and post-harvest programs, safety and financial performance targets ensuring that all operations comply with government regulations
  • Are interested in living in a beautiful community offering an active lifestyle with events and activities for all ages... This role might be for you!

As an integral part of the Woodlands team, you are passionate about leading a successful team with a focus on safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness. Your proven track record related to planning, goal setting and ensuring operations comply with government regulations has contributed to your career success, thus far.

You…

  • Are authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Have a degree from a post-secondary education program accredited by CFAB (Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board)
  • Have technical forestry and logging related skills and a thorough understanding of forest policy, guidelines and regulations and other applicable forestry legislation
  • Are proficient in Microsoft Office

Our client is a well known and well respected employer who manufactures lumber, panel products, co-products, biomass power, and a growing number of specialty wood products in its operations across Western Canada. As an industry leader in world markets, they provide a dynamic environment and consider the success of their people the most valuable resource.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Forestry / Woodlands Supervisory: 3 years
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Annual Conference of the Yale International Society of Tropical Foresters - Attending to Complexity in Tropical Forest Landscapes

Canadian Forestry Events - Mon, 2017-11-13 22:45
The Yale Chapter of the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF) is hosting their 24th Annual Conference titled ?Attending to Socio-ecological Complexity in Tropical Forest Landscapes?, which will take place February 1-3, 2018, at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (New Haven, CT, USA). ISTF 2018 will delve in the complexity of tropical forest landscapes shaped by interacting ecological, social, and multi-dimensional processes. Complexity includes the dynamic ecologies, socio-political regimes, and diverse stakeholder perspectives that converge within any given tropical forest locale. The conference will bring together practitioners, academics, and forest users to explore the thought, experiences, and methods used for attending to the complexity of tropical forest landscapes. Through speakers, discussion groups, and workshops, we will investigate three aspects of complexity: ecological complexity, socio-political complexity, and the complexity of scale.
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Federal report highlights need for urgent action on Boreal Woodland Caribou protection

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2017-10-31 19:05
Ottawa – CPAWS is calling on all governments to do more for caribou recovery, after dismal findings in the first report on the implementation of the federal recovery strategy.
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CPAWS welcomes draft caribou range plan as a great first step

Canadian Forestry News - Mon, 2017-10-30 17:05
October 30, 2018, Prince Albert - The Saskatchewan chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes today’s release of a draft range plan for the Woodland Caribou as a first step in protecting this threatened species. Saskatchewan is the second province to release a draft plan, and the first to include so much detail.
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New Tursujuq park: Quebec stays on course about protected areas

Canadian Forestry News - Mon, 2017-10-30 11:33
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS Quebec) is pleased with the statements made today at the inauguration of Tursujuq National Park, the largest protected area in eastern North America. A positive and encouraging announcement...
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New Tursujuq Park: Quebec Continues to add protected areas with new National Park

Canadian Forestry News - Mon, 2017-10-30 11:33
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS Quebec) is pleased with the statements made today at the inauguration of Tursujuq National Park, the largest protected area in North America. A positive and encouraging announcement...
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Government takes important step in protecting Canada’s Oceans and Seamounts

Canadian Forestry News - Sat, 2017-10-28 16:14
Saturday 28th October, Victoria, BC – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) today recognized the significant work on ocean conservation by the Government of Canada and welcomed the announcement of a new fishing closure as the critical first step to protect a large area of seamounts off the west coast of Vancouver Island. -30- For more information, contact: Sabine Jessen, National Ocean Program Director, CPAWS sabine@cpawsbc.org (604) 657-2813 Alexandra Barron, Ocean Conservation Manager, CPAWS-BC alexandra@cpawsbc.org (604) 783-7835
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Human Resources Manager - Chaleur Sawmills in Belledune, New Brunswick, Canada with Jennifer Murray Consulting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2017-10-26 22:43

Chaleur Sawmills, based in Belledune NB, is the result of a dream and the work of four local entrepreneurs, who along with a group of dedicated employees, built the company from its inception in 1994. Completely automated, the sawmill produces 172 million board feet per year, with raw material from both private wood lots and crown land.  The lumber is marketed throughout North America, with the majority destined for the US Eastern Seaboard, by rail, and distributed by truck to the New England States and Canada.  Chaleur Sawmills employs close to 200 people on the site.

The Sawmill is seeking a Human Resources Manager to join their team.  If you are looking for an opportunity that offers variety and the ability to wear many influential hats; where each day being different from the next; and are known as a versatile individual that has the ability to multitask, prioritize and lead a department, this opportunity may be exactly the challenge that you are seeking.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the President and working collaboratively with the broader leadership team, the HR Manager is responsible for the efficient and effective implementation and management of all aspects of the Human Resources function.  The Manager will contribute the success of the business by developing, implementing and executing short- and long-term HR strategies, plans, policies and programs to support the strategic objectives and continued growth of the sawmill.   S/he also plays a significant role in coaching and advising business leaders on all human resources topics and best practice strategies.

This leader will implement improved people strategies around employee engagement including but not limited to employee relations, performance management, workforce planning, change management, training and development, driving excellence to ensure the organization’s success, now and in the future.

The ideal candidate is comfortable at a senior level, supporting organizational direction and equally comfortable with a hand-on approach, with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to influence and interact with all levels of employees and leaders.   S/he is a trusted advisor, resourceful, and adaptable, skilled in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, developing policy, and building and implementing HR transformation initiatives. As a natural coach and mentor, s/he is capable of being in the trenches to delivering value-added HR solutions at the senior leadership table.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Sociology, Psychology, or an equivalent related field; or equivalent education and experience in the field of human resources; 
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation is a strong asset;
  • Minimum five (5) years’ progressive experience in multiple HR disciplines (i.e. employee relations, performance management, coaching, recruitment, compensation & benefits, etc.);
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience working within a manufacturing environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to establish effective working relationships, lead, motivate, coach, mentor and resolve conflicts;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information with discretion and professionalism;
  • Solid working, up-to-date knowledge of Canadian legislation and HR compliance;
  • Knowledgeable in HR policies and procedures, benefits and compensation, HRIS/ Payroll systems, and full-cycle recruitment;
  • Proficient in the use of HR Information Systems and Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Lead and manager disability and attendance management programs.
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TimberWest is the first SFI Program Participant to be Certified Under the Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program

Canadian Forestry News - Mon, 2017-10-23 21:12

Published October 23rd, 2017 by Sustainable Forest Initiative – Source TimberWest is the first Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Program Participant to achieve the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Bronze certification under the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program. This certification demonstrates to Indigenous communities that TimberWest is a good business partner, a great place to work and is committed to the prosperity of Indigenous communities. TimberWest …

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TimberWest is the First SFI Program Participant to be Certified Under the Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program

Canadian Forestry News - Mon, 2017-10-23 04:00

Ottawa, ON — TimberWest is the first Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Program Participant to achieve the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Bronze certification under the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program. This certification demonstrates to Indigenous communities that TimberWest is a good business partner, a great place to work and is committed to the prosperity of Indigenous communities. TimberWest is also the first BC forest company to earn PAR certification.

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COFI Announces Winners of Second Annual Forestry Photo Contest

Canadian Forestry News - Fri, 2017-10-20 14:16

Vancouver, B.C. – The BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI), with media partner Canadian Forest Industries (CFI) Magazine today announced the winners of the 2017 Forestry Photo Contest. “For this year’s contest, we really wanted to showcase the significance of the forest industry to the people and communities throughout B.C.,” said Susan Yurkovich, President and […]

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Tree planting with drones already in Australia

Canadian Forestry News - Wed, 2017-10-18 19:17
Along with taking lives and causing millions of dollars in property damage, the wildfires in California are scorching the land in another way: Millions of trees are being destroyed. Source: CBS News The blazes have charred more than 770,000 acres in the state alone, as fires around the country seemingly grow more destructive by the year. Yet even that eye-opening number is a fraction of the devastation happening globally. The planet loses billions of trees every year due to a range of factors, including fire, illegal logging and clearance for agriculture. “Trees are being lost at the rate of about a football field a second,” said David Skole, professor of forestry at Michigan State University. “If you’re watching the Michigan Wolverines play Michigan State and they go into overtime, every time the clock ticks down, a forest the size of that field disappears.” While governments and environmental groups have committed to re-foresting depleted parts of the world. “We aren’t doing the work fast enough,” added Lauren Fletcher. Mr Fletcher, who spent 20 years as an engineer at NASA and Lockheed Martin thinks he has a solution: drones. His company, BioCarbon Engineering, uses drones and data analysis to do large-scale replanting in areas that would otherwise take years to re-plant by hand. The system works in two steps. First, a surveillance drone surveys an area to collect information about its soil type, climate, existing flora and other attributes to determine which plant species to introduce. “It’s not just trees — a healthy ecosystem has a variety of species that have to be planted,” he said. Then, a planting drone is loaded with biodegradable “pods” that contain seeds and a nutritional mixture to help them germinate. Flying 10 feet above the ground, the drone fires the pods at the ground with enough force to penetrate the soil. This approach isn’t theoretical – it’s being used today. The company completed a planting project in Australia in May and is “pretty much oversubscribed for the next year,” Mr Fletcher said, with projects in Myanmar, the Philippines and the UK. Re-foresting efforts in Canada, Brazil and the Us are on the horizon. “With our system, two people will be operating a small swarm of drones, and they will be able to plant 100,000 trees a day,” he said. “If you get 600 teams working around the world, we will be able to plant a billion trees a year — and that’s a scale that makes a difference.” Not all the seedlings survive, but Fletcher said his method has comparable survival rates to hand-planting seeds, which vary from 20% to 70%, depending on the species. Mainly, it’s cheaper and faster, which allows for many more trees to planted in a given time period. And speed and scale could be a game-changer for temperate areas. “Planting trees has a very limited season, depending on where you are in the world,” Mr Fletcher said. “If you’re in the northern hemisphere, the Canadian Rockies, you’re lucky to get a couple of months.” Drones also have the advantage of access: Unlike humans, they can plant on dangerously steep inclines or at forbidding altitudes. “If you could plant 60 times what you’re doing today at five times cheaper, you can imagine how much restoration work you could do,” Mr Fletcher said. Interestingly, although most of the entities working with forest restoration are governments or nonprofits, the for-profit nature of BioCarbon Engineering could give it an edge as polluters look to offset their activities and as the global community moves to reach targets outlined under the Paris climate accord. “When you start valuing the ecosystem services, as in the sequestration of carbon, you have more environmental finance markets that are springing up, and those do place a value on the ecosystem service,” Mr Skole said. One possible model for BioCarbon, he said, would be to take degraded land, reforest it, measure the amount of carbon it’s sequestering and then sell those credits. Regardless of what method is used to save them, trees’ value is set grow as climate change accelerates and countries take steps to limit the warming. Research shows as much as half of the carbon reduction the world needs to meet international targets could happen through planting trees. That has another benefit, Mr Skole said. “If you look at all the options for climate change mitigation out there, the forestry and agriculture ones are the most cost effective.”
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Looking ahead to a circular European bioeconomy

Canadian Forestry Events - Mon, 2017-10-16 07:53
As the EU is just about to finish its review of the current Bioeocnomy Strategy and decide on updating it in 2018, this ThinkForest seminar will provide insights why it is important to merge the bioeconomy and circular economy concepts, and what are the priority issues for a new circular bioeocnomy strategy. In the seminar, EFI will publish a new strategic report on ?Leading the way to a European circular bioeconomy strategy?. We will be discussing the questions of: Why do we need a European circular economy strategy? What should its main ingredients be? What is the outlook for a sustainable European forest bioeconomy? What bioeconomy gaps do we still need to fill Our speakers include John Bell, Director of Bioeconomy, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Professor, University of British Columbia Morning se Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Professor, University of British Columbia Georg Winkel, Head EFI Resilience Programme The event has two sessions: morning session at 9:30?12:00 focuses on A new strategy for a circular European bioeconomy and the afternoon session at 13:00-16:30 on the Outlook for a circular European bioeconomy.
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Accounts Receivable and Payroll Administrator in Langley, British Columbia, Canada with West Bay Forest Products Ltd

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2017-10-12 09:48

West Bay Forest Products Ltd. located in Langley, BC is currently looking for a full-time Accounts Receivable and Payroll Administrator to join our Accounting Department.  The position will be reporting directly to the company controller.

Highlights of qualifications:
• Previous Accounts Receivable and Payroll experience
• Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Logical and good with numbers and data details

Accounts Receivable Clerk Job Duties:
• Handles full cycle of Accounts Receivable for both Canadian and USA companies;
• Generates invoices using Lisa Lumber system and MS Excel;
• Processes invoices into MS Dynamic accounting software;
• Sets up new customer accounts in both Lisa and Great Plains;
• Conducts credit check on new customers;
• Obtains credit insurance coverage on new customer accounts and applies for increasing    credit insurance limit coverage for existing customer accounts if needed (for big sales orders);
• Reviews A/R aging report;
• Downloads payment cheques from Lockbox;
• Makes cash deposits to the bank;
• Processes cash receipts and bank deposits into MS Dynamic Great Plains;
• Verifies validity of account discrepancies by obtaining and investigating information from sales;
• Tracks and maintains petty cash accounts for both Canadian and US companies.

Payroll Administrator Job Duties:
• Processes payroll for Canadian and US Companies  
• Verifies employee hours from time-tracking system and other payroll information;
• Processes and reviews payroll information through third-party online payroll systems (ADP    online/ Payworks);
• Coordinates and cross-checks eligibility with Controller on all benefit accounts and confirms that corresponding deductions are accurate;
• Maintains all benefit premium payments accurately and keeps company accounts with third-party providers up-to-date;
• Verifies year-end tax forms including T4s, W2s and all other regulatory reporting;
• Assists Corporate Controller in the preparation of year-end audit working papers and any payroll  audit inquiries;
• Maintains reconciliations for all payroll liability accounts with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)  payroll accounts, Department of Revenue WA State, WA State Department of L&I, Workers’  Compensation, and any associated benefits accounts;
• Coordinates with the Corporate Controller to ensure cash flow funding for each payroll is     available in the applicable country and bank account;
• Calculates and posts journal entries for payroll and employee benefit plans for each pay-period, and month-end accruals as needed in Great Plains
• Primary contact for the company’s payroll and WCB accounts and inquiries from staff.

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CPAWS applauds government commitment to establishing minimum standards for marine protected areas

Canadian Forestry News - Thu, 2017-10-05 19:27
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) applauds the government for recognizing the need for minimum protection standards for Canada’s marine protected areas (MPAs) and for announcing the establishment of a new advisory panel to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard on the development of these standards.
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Conservationists call on Canadian governments to act now to protect caribou habitat

Canadian Forestry News - Thu, 2017-10-05 10:06
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Canada’s governments to act now to protect boreal caribou habitat across the nation to curb the continued decline of this iconic Canadian species.
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5th International Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment

Canadian Forestry Events - Mon, 2017-10-02 12:03
From 2018-11-05 to 2018-11-09, Valdivia, Chile, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 8.00.00, T34
Climate and land use change pose challenges for managing forests and water for sustainable development. This joint meeting will help link dynamic developments in Latin American forests to a global community studying environmental change, forests, and water. The conference will provide a forum for experts on forest hydrology, watershed ecosystem management, ecohydrology, climate, and environmental change. The conference promotes exchange of understanding and experience from the realms of research, policy, and public involvement, while developing international research collaborations.
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Mechanical Maintenance Engineer in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada with A1 Truss (2002) Ltd

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Mon, 2017-10-02 04:47

A1 Truss (2002) Ltd, Surrey, BC requires a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer for their wood working unit located at #4, 10619, Timber land Rd, Surrey, BC, V3V 3T3.

No of position: 1 (Fulltime and permanent)
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or in a related engineering discipline
Experience: 2-3 years experience
Language: English (oral and written)

Duties:
• Supervise and inspect the installation, modification of mechanical systems at wood working unit
• Develop maintenance standards, schedules and program and provide guidance to maintenance crew
• Investigate mechanical failures or unexpected maintenance problems and resolve the same.

Canadian citizen / Permanent resident preferred.

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