Forestry

CPAWS Frustrated with Wait for Minister’s Response to the Round Table on Parks Canada

Canadian Forestry News - Wed, 2018-05-02 16:50
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society today expressed its disappointment and serious concern with the lack of action by the federal government and Parks Canada on improving the management of our national parks.
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Timber Industry Brexit Forum

Canadian Forestry News - Mon, 2018-04-30 22:17
The timber industry sees a copy of checks on the Canadian-US and Norwegian-Swedish borders as part of preparations for a possible hard Brexit to minimise its impact on Irish-British and cross-border trade. Source: The Irish Times Concerned that the UK will crash out of the European Union in March 2019 without a deal, the industry made the observations in a new report aimed at preparing Ireland for the worst post-Brexit. The industry supports 12,000 jobs and relies on unrestricted trade north and south of the Border and between the UK and the Republic. It has already felt the pinch from Brexit as the fall in the value of sterling is costing the industry an estimated €40 million to €50 million a year. Among the measures highlighted by the Timber Industry Brexit Forum that includes semi-State forestry firm Coillte are practices in use on the Norwegian-Swedish border such as interchangeable customs officials, mutual trust and training of border officials, and mutual recognition of customs officials and police. The forum has taken the most effective practices used at the Scandinavian and North American borders to map out measures to reduce the cost of trade in wood products between the Republic and the UK in the report called Brexit: Protecting Growth in the Irish Timber Industry. “We see elements of these models, together with other smart solutions, as providing the basis for a bespoke model for UKEU trade which would minimise the impact of Brexit on the Irish timber industry and indeed across many industries in Ireland,” Fergal Leamy, chief executive of Coillte said. Other solutions include agreeing matching regulations between the EU and the UK on low-risk products and adopting the best international technological practices on number-plate recognition and data collection as well as a mutually recognisable single database for trades. The industry wants the EU and the UK to agree advanced authorisation mechanisms at the busiest Irish border crossings and British and Irish ports, and to introduce a fast-track program similar to one in place under a free-trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico for regular cross-border travellers.
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Forestry Summer Students in Gold River, British Columbia, Canada with West Coast Timber Consultants Ltd

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Sun, 2018-04-29 23:50

THE COMPANY 

West Coast Timber Consultants Ltd . (WCTC) is a consulting firm specializing in the Management of 
Natural Resources, based out of Courtenay, BC. The company was established on the basic principle of 
providing clients with high quality management services within the natural resource sector. We are 
currently seeking summer student to meet our client’s goals. 

Location – Gold River, BC 

The Village of Gold River (http://www.goldriver.ca/) The Gateway to Historic Nootka Sound on Canada’s pacific coast, this is where the road ends and true Canadian wilderness begins. Easy ocean access to the world’s best salmon and halibut fishing. Wilderness and wildlife abound; this is the land of discovery! Whether you get your kicks fishing for halibut and salmon weighing over 30 lbs., mountain biking remote trails through old growth forest, spelunking hundreds of feet underground, or surfing set after set of perfect waves coming in off the Pacific on a deserted beach, Gold River is your start and end point. 

Position – Summer Student - Assistant Engineer (2) 

Career opportunities for individuals looking to expand on their professional development with exposure to a diverse and complex forestry operation on West Vancouver Island. Field work is physically demanding with exposure to all types of weather and ground conditions. 

Primary responsibilities include:
Assist in completion of road and cut block layout, road designs, and deactivation plan preparation. 

Additional duties include daily mentoring of junior crewmembers and safety program implementation. 

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and organizational skills. Enrolled or just graduated from a post-secondary forestry program and a valid driver’s license and 1 Aid. 

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Senior Stewardship Resource Technologist in Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada with BC Public Service Agency

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2018-04-26 01:57

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Williams Lake


Senior Stewardship Resource Technologist
$56,478.64 - $64,337.78 annually

An exciting multi-faceted opportunity in forest stewardship

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is responsible for stewardship of Provincial Crown land and natural resources, and protection of B.C.’s archaeological and heritage resources. Overseeing a land base of 94.8 million hectares, the Ministry supports the sustainable management of forest, mineral and land resources, the prosperity, viability and competitiveness of industries that use them, and public access for a wide range of activities such as hunting, fishing and recreation. The Ministry is responsible for policy development, operational management and implementation, and oversees over 50 statutes and associated regulations.

As a Senior Stewardship Resource Technologist, you will provide a range of technical evaluation and advisory services to support decisions on the use of natural resources, and the achievement of, and/or coordination of, the forest stewardship aspect of natural resource management.

In addition to this exciting opportunity and amazing location, the BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities.

Qualifications for this role include:

·  Degree, diploma, or equivalent in a natural resource field.

·  Registered, or immediately eligible for registration, as a Registered Forest Technologist [RFT] with the ABCFP.  Immediately eligible for registration is defined as currently a RFT member in good standing in another Canadian jurisdiction and can immediately transfer to the ABCFP.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure eligibility.

·  Experience performing technical duties and working with key statutes that support natural resource management.

·  Experience in negotiating/mediating solutions in natural resource management.

·  Preference may be given to applicants with understanding and experience in managing forest health pests such Douglas-fir bark beetles.

·  Valid B.C. driver’s licence.     

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Exporting a rare tree-t to Canada

Canadian Forestry News - Mon, 2018-04-23 20:32
A Wollemi Pine, one of the world’s oldest and rarest tree species, was today bequeathed to the Canadian people as a gift to mark 150 years since the Canadian Confederation in 1867. Source: Timberbiz The Wollemi Pine was thought to be extinct, until it was rediscovered in NSW in 1994, previously known only through 90 to 200 million year-old fossils. Head of Plant Biosecurity at the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Dr Marion Healy, congratulated the people of Canada on reaching this milestone and highlighted the behind-the-scenes work that allowed the pine to travel safely around the world. “This tree spent the first seven years of its life at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra where it grew to a height of two metres – only a fraction of its potential height of 40 metres,” Dr Healy said. “Departmental officers, along with staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australian National Botanic Gardens and the Canadian Government, worked closely to ensure the smooth and safe transportation of the Wollemi Pine to Ottawa. “While a shame to ruin the surprise, it was important to work with Canadian officials to develop a thorough treatment and handling plan in order to head off potential biosecurity threats and ensure the tree survived the journey. “The plant was treated with a fungicide and insecticide, and the growing media had to be steam treated to ensure that unwanted insects and plant material couldn’t hitch a ride on the tree and threaten Canada’s agricultural industries and environment, not to mention the close friendship between our two countries. “The tree is believed to live for around 500 years, so I hope it will be on-hand to help Canada to celebrate its 650th anniversary.”
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Forester in Norfolk, Virginia, United States with US Army Corps of Engineers

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Wed, 2018-04-18 00:46
Job Description:

Serves as a Forester for the North Atlantic Division and for the Acquisition Management and Disposal Branch of the Norfolk District Real Estate Division, boundaries range from the Canadian border to the Virginia- North Carolina state line.

Qualifications:
  • Assists District Forester with the installation's Timber Disposal Program specifically Department of Public Works and Environment Divisions concerning installation activities.
  • Assists District Forester with sales of forest products, promotes interest in sales, keeps the public informed of the timber disposal activities through appropriate solicitation media, and administration of agricultural leases.
  • Makes field site inspections and administers cutting and logging operations to ensure that all terms of the contract are in compliance.
  • Conducts research involving the development and testing of new techniques in forest management.
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Role of bioeconomy in controlling forest fires

Canadian Forestry Events - Wed, 2018-04-11 03:38
This ThinkForest event helps to provide a better science-policy understanding of the problem of forest fires, as well as discusses the opportunities that forest bioeconomy and new policy incentives and measures, for example, under CAP, could offer.
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Woodlands Manager, Forestry in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada with Canadian Kraft Paper

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-04-03 05:23

Canadian Kraft Paper offers a work environment that promotes diversity, embraces change, and encourages continuous growth and development for every team member. We offer a workplace where everyone plays an essential role in the success of our Company and where individual efforts are acknowledged. If you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment, we want you to be a part of our Team!

Our structure and culture encourages innovation, growth and change in an open environment, and we believe in and practice environmental sustainability.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, The Woodlands Manager, Forestry will lead development of short and long term forest management strategies to ensure sustainable and cost effective fibre supply from the companies Forest Management License Area.

Responsibilities of a Woodlands Manager, Forestry:

The Woodlands Manger, Forestry is responsible to ensure that Woodlands Environmental and Forest Management Systems are maintained to international standards and the compliance of all Acts and regulations related to forestry, wildlife, environment and safety are adhered to.  The incumbent will strive to build strong relationships with local, provincial and First Nations governments, in addition to solidifying relationships with First Nation and northern communities and other third-party stakeholder in all areas of forest management.  The Woodlands Manager, Forestry will lead a team in areas of strategic improvements of renewal and silviculture activities.

Qualifications:

  • University Degree or Diploma in Forestry

  • 10 years’ experience within the forestry industry

  • 5 years’ experience in a Supervisory/Leadership role

  • Must possess a good understanding of operational forest management including planning of all silviculture activities, site preparation and scarification and silvicultural surveys

  • A comprehensive understanding of Provincial & Federal Regulations, contract negotiations and sustainable forest management certification

  • Effective working relationships with Indigenous communities

  • Experience with silviculture, planning and harvesting systems

  • A proven commitment and focus on safety

  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. 

     Living in The Pas

The Pas community is one of the oldest and most striking settlements in Northern Manitoba.  This traditional meeting place between Native trappers and the French and English fur traders has grown beyond its longstanding resources of trapping and fishing to truly become the Gateway to the North – a bountiful, proud and progressive community now firmly based upon a solid and diversified industrial foundation of agriculture, forestry, transportation and tourism.

It is truly a place to call home for all those that love the outdoors, with an abundance of outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, ATV and skidoo trails; and camping, boating, hunting and fishing are at their finest!  Boasting one of the three true blue lakes in existence, its raw natural beauty attracts visitors from around the world.

Learn more from the website at www.townofthepas.com about the wonders of The Pas, where the Northern Lights shine year-round.

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Project Learning Tree Canada to Place 600 Youth in Green Jobs Through the CPC Network

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2018-04-03 04:00

Ottawa, ON — Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada and the Canadian Parks Council (CPC) announced a partnership to place 600 youth in summer jobs in Canada’s provincial and territorial parks in the summers of 2018 and 2019. PLT Canada has received approximately $4 million through the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience program to offer a 50% wage-match to support summer green job placements for youth.  

La version française.

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$10,000 conservation prize honours slain philanthropist

Canadian Forestry News - Wed, 2018-03-28 10:52
Nominations are now open for the second-annual $10,000 Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize to honour the slain philanthropist and to reward a conservation hero who has made personal financial sacrifices.
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Presenting Taking Root’s Model to the UN

Canadian Forestry News - Mon, 2018-03-26 17:40

Can smallholders become the core of Nicaragua’s new reforestation strategy? Rome, Italy – This March, Taking Root’s Canadian and Nicaraguan directors presented their smallholder reforestation model by special invitation at the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The FAO was particularly interested in Taking Root’s experience in Nicaragua implementing climate-smart agroforestry practices that generate millions […]

The post Presenting Taking Root’s Model to the UN appeared first on Taking Root.

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Two new “Areas of Interest” announced for marine protection in Nova Scotia

Canadian Forestry News - Fri, 2018-03-23 08:49
HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS-NS) welcomes today’s announcement by the federal government that it intends on creating two new marine protected areas in the waters surrounding Nova Scotia.
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Harvesting Supervisor in BC Interior, British Columbia, Canada with Forest People

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2018-03-22 04:07

This growth oriented Canadian company operating in British Columbia’s interior region focuses on forestry, sawmilling, and power generation.  From an exceptional fibre basket, the company’s mills manufacture structural grade dimension lumber and produce clean, renewable energy.

The Harvesting Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of our logging, construction, maintenance and log hauling activities to ensure timely delivery of fibre.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Overseeing all phases of timber operations, including road construction and maintenance, harvesting, hauling and post-harvest obligations
  • Participate in the budgeting process as well the development of Annual Work Schedules and Annual Reports
  • Implementing operational safety, environmental and forest certification programs and ensuring compliance with plans and government regulations

Here is what is offered: 

  • Excellent financial compensation and health benefit package, including an annual health spending allowance
  • A wide range of professional development and training opportunities
  • Flexible work hours
  • The chance to live and work in an active and growing community offering the best aspects of small town life with a wide range of amenities, including superb outdoor recreational opportunities of all types, extensive all season trail systems, golf course, hospital, and nearby ski hill

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn, a positive attitude, be physically fit, and able to produce positive results with clients and contractors
  • Have the ability to work in both an office and field environment where the tasks are very diverse
  • Registered (or eligible for registration) as a forestry professional with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals
  • Valid class 5 drivers licence
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Top picks for profits on Forests Day

Canadian Forestry News - Wed, 2018-03-21 20:40
Blazing threats of global warming have raised panic alarms across the globe, leading to greater consciousness toward building up forestry. Probably this is why a single day has been accommodated since March 21, 2013, to honor the worth of forest reservation. Source: Nasdaq Agreed, it is a socially-conscious idea, but the investing world has a lot to benefit from forestry.  Many companies are engaged in the timber industry. The industry has a low or negative correlation with traditional asset classes. Including this asset class in one’s portfolio provides excellent portfolio diversification, resulting in low volatility of portfolio returns. Investors might be surprised to know that timber ETFs like iShares Global Timber & Forestry ETFWOOD have easily surpassed broader market indices like the S&P 500 this year. The fund has gained more than 37% in the last one year (as of Mar 20, 2018). Lumber prices have been benefiting from the supply crunch (due to last year’s wildfires in Canada’s British Columbia, the world’s top exporter of softwood lumber) and strained trade relations between Canada and the United States. Last April, President Donald Trump announced a tariff of up to 24% on imports from the Canadian softwood lumber industry. Amid rising prices, US builders are reported to be hoarding lumber ‘for what is expected to be one of the busiest construction seasons in years,’ according to Wall Street Journal. Agreed, housing starts slipped 7.0% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.236 million units in February, but single-family projects rose for the second consecutive month. Single-family housing units under construction witnessed the highest number in February since June 2008. With single-family homebuilding making up the largest pie of the housing market, the timber industry definitely has a reason see price escalation. Moreover, profits from harvesting wood are subject to low-taxed capital gains. This makes shareholders in forest product companie organized as REITs enjoy higher current income. Weyerhaeuser Company REITWY yields about 3.60% annually while Catchmark Timber Trust Inc ‘s CTT dividend yield is 4.24% (as of Mar 20, 2018). Stock Picks Given this upbeat backdrop, we have highlighted a few timber-related stocks that investors could consider for a greener portfolio. All stocks come from a top-ranked Zacks industry (top 4%). Louisiana-Pacific Corporation LPX This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) company manufactures building materials and engineered wood products in the United States, Canada, Chile and Brazil. The stock has a VGM (Value, Growth, Momentum) of B. Universal Forest Products Inc. UFPI It is a holding company of businesses that form one of the largest producers of wood and wood-alternative products in North America. It has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Rayonier Inc. RYN It is a timberland real estate investment trust with assets located in some of the most-productive timber growing regions in the United States and New Zealand. It has a Zacks Rank #2. Potlatch Corporation PCH This Zacks Rank #1 company is a Real Estate Investment Trust with timberlands in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Minnesota and Mississippi. Boise Cascade L.L.C. BCC This Zacks Rank #1 company operates as a wood products manufacturer and building materials distributor. The stock has a VGM of A.  
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Plant Accountants in BC, British Columbia, Canada with West Fraser Timber Co Ltd

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Tue, 2018-03-20 00:33

Listed on the TSX, West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company. Recognized for the fifth time as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and one of Canada's Best Employers for Recent Graduates for 2017, we continue to grow. Are you interested in working for a company that offers both a challenging work environment and a rewarding career path? We have openings in various locations for:

PLANT ACCOUNTANTS
  • 70 Mile House, BC, Canada
  • Quesnel, BC, Canada
  • Smithers, BC, Canada
  • Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Reporting to the Divisional Controller, this role will gain exposure to the full cycle of accounting and all matters impacting the financial team on site.  This is an exciting opportunity for recent graduates. West Fraser believes in promoting from within. Our ultimate goal is to promote the selected candidate to Divisional Controller in one of our Canadian Operations as opportunities arise. 

Specifically, the role will be responsible for:

  • Preparation and processing of various month end duties including journal entries, financial statement package, related mandatory reporting and general ledger reconciliations
  • Involvement as a key member of the management team on site
  • Coordination and compilation of annual business plan
  • Assisting mill management in department cost control, cost/benefit analysis and providing financial information and recommendations

 The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A professional accounting designation (CPA) or be enrolled in the CPA program or be a university graduate
  • A strong computer systems skill set
  • Well established organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Good verbal and written communication abilities
  • A detailed and proactive approach to work
  • A high level of motivation

We are looking for an individual who is interested in a full-time, long-term career. The successful candidate should be interested in future growth opportunities within the company.  We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits, an outstanding pension plan and relocation package.

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Production Supervisor in High Level, Alberta, Canada with Miriam Sherris Recruiting

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Fri, 2018-03-16 22:38

Job Opportunity: Production Supervisor with manufacturing experience.

his position is permanent, full-time and is based in High Level, AB.  Relocation is required.  Our client is seeking a career-minded Production Supervisor with strong leadership skills and experience in a unionized, continuous-process manufacturing environment.

How can you stand out? If You…

  • Have 3 or more years production supervisory experience, in a manufacturing environment (forestry would be ideal) and are committed to working the graveyard shift
  • Are seeking an exciting career opportunity and truly enjoy leading your team to achieve departmental goals, while always focusing on their career development
  • Are a team player who makes ‘safety first’ a top priority….This role might be for you!
  • As the ideal candidate, you are seeking an interesting career change where you will be part of a well-established team, with a reputable forestry employer.  If you want to make your mark and help contribute to the continued success of the operation and career development of your team, make sure to apply today!

You…

  • Are legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status)
  • Are an inspiring and organized leader, who truly cares about your team and their contribution to the success of the operation
  • Must have experience in a continuous process manufacturing environment (forestry would be a definite asset)
  • Are proficient in the English language (verbal and written)

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.

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Forestry Coordinator in Georgian Bluffs/Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada with Grey Sauble Conservation

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Wed, 2018-03-14 23:10

 

Are you a Professional Forester who is passionate about forests and sustainable forest management?  Do you want to lead a department that provides sustainable management directly to 23,000 acres of forest, and delivers programs and services that support healthy forests across the watershed?  Then come and join our team at Grey Sauble Conservation (GSC).

We are looking for an outgoing, skilled, energetic and organized department leader who has a passion for the outdoors.  If you have a track record of setting goals, presenting well-considered options convincingly to decision-makers such as Boards of Directors and municipalities, and of implementing innovative programs then you will enjoy further building your career at GSC.

In Ontario Conservation Authorities are watershed-based.  The GSC watershed spans five major river basins between the shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay and takes in some of the most picturesque and breathtaking views in Ontario.  The GSC Administrative office is in the Municipality of Georgian Bluffs just south of the City of Owen Sound.

The Forestry Coordinator reports directly to the Chief Administrative Officer/General Manager.  GSC is a progressive conservation authority that seeks to provide expert advice and services to its municipalities and others, and to work cooperatively with partners and stakeholders.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Forestry Coordinator

Purpose of Position:

To lead and manage Grey Sauble Conservation’s (GSC) own forests and more broadly GSC’s forest-related programs, policies and strategies across the watershed such that GSC:

- Improves the health and diversity of GSC’s and other forests and the habitats they provide, including promoting native forest species populations;

- Supports the local economy and forest-related industry through the management and sale of forest products;

- Seeks to protect native species and Species at Risk and control the spread of invasive species; and

- Supports GSC so it remains sustainable and service-driven.

To ensure that GSC’s own forests enable and support the work of other departments, such as Lands and Habitats, Water Management, and Conservation Education.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to the Chief Administrative Officer

Job Requirements:

a) Education, License(s), and Accreditation

- Graduation from a university program in forestry or a related field.

- Designation as a Professional Forester by the Ontario Professional Foresters Association (OPFA), or the ability to become designated within one year.

- Valid Ontario Class G Drivers License.

- Certified Tree Marker.

- Pesticides Act Exterminator Technician Certificate and ability to obtain a Pesticide Operator License on behalf of GSC.

- Managed Forest Plan Approver credential for the Ontario Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program.

b) Technical Knowledge and Experience

- Minimum of 10 years experience in forest management, including delivery of all facets of sustainable forest management.

- Minimum of 5 years experience in a supervisory capacity, including developing and continuously improving the programs and/or services delivered.

- Knowledge of the principles and practices of sustainable forestry, including current silvicultural standards and guides, and an understanding of natural resource management.

- Knowledge of Species at Risk and Invasive Species including related forest habitats, and legislation and regulations enforced in Ontario

- Familiarity with the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), air photo interpretation and mapping.

- An understanding of what makes a sound policy and guidelines framework and why, and experience in writing and implementing policies and guidelines.

- An understanding of the Canadian Forest Stewardship Council’s Forest Management Certification and/or similar certifications.

- Experience with fair and transparent public tendering principles and approaches.

c) Skills

- Demonstrated leadership and good judgement.

- Effective communication skills, including consistent messaging, tact, effective presentations, active listening and clear written and oral communication.

- Demonstrated fiscal accountability and effectiveness.

- Sound decision-making and the ability to balance competing priorities, deal with ambiguities and take risk mitigation and political implication into account.

- Demonstrated ability to work in a team and to develop and leverage working relationships and partnerships to influence and support the Authority’s desired outcomes.

- A focus on customer service, results and continuous improvement

- Strong organizational skills.

Responsibilities:

1. Lead and Manage the Forestry Department (25%)

1.1. Lead, supervise and motivate department staff, including the identification of the skills

needed, hiring and performance management and succession planning.

1.2. Propose department program(s), including their desired outcomes, performance measures and targets, and track results.

1.3. Create annual budget and operational plan, and manage in-year to meet financial targets.

1.4. Attend Authority Board of Directors, local Municipalities and Counties Councils and stakeholder meetings to advise and provide comments on forest management, including the development of supporting staff reports.

1.5. Work with the Finance Coordinator to apply for and supervise special funding and employment programs related to the department and seek external funding program supports when available.

1.6. Work with other Coordinators to identify and support where forests and forest management can be used to further GSC’s desired outcomes, and provide advice to other departments.

1.7. Support public education on sustainable forests management, and public notification/consultation about activities on GSC’s properties.

1.8. Propose updates and improvement to policies, standards and guidelines for the department, to better achieve GSC’s desired outcomes, including seeking the input of partners and stakeholders.

1.9. Adhere to GSC’s policies and guidelines, including non-harassment and personnel policies.

1.10. Manage Forestry Committee preparations, including agendas, materials and minutes.

1.11. Contribute Forestry needs to the Authority’s Asset Management Plan, in conjunction with GSC’s Field Superintendent.

1.12. Participation in GSC’s Risk Management activities, including ensuring that Occupational Health and Safety is fully implemented in the department.

1.13. Ensuring complete and central organized file and data structures for the department (in alignment with overall information lead/coordinator).

2. Deliver Sustainable Forests Management on GSC’s Lands (35%)

2.1. Manage and deliver Sustainable Forests Management, including:

·         Updates of the Forest Management Plan;

·         Classification of property parcels and stands;

·         Forest Resource Inventory;

·         Identification of Values and Areas of Concern; and

·         Forest Database Management / Geographic Information System (GIS) use for data and inputs, and the provision of improvement suggestions to the data and GIS administrators.

2.2. Forest Management Program Development.

2.3. Forest Operations, including delivery and oversight of management prescriptions, tree marking, sustainable tree harvesting, tree planting (including planting quality assessments, post-plant reports, 1st, 2nd and 5th year survival assessments), vegetation control, pest and disease management and stand tending.

2.4. Performance Measure (success) Reporting.

2.5. Manage GSC’s enrollment in and ongoing updates to the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program plans, and support others in Conservation Land Tax Incentive Program enrollments.

2.6. Manage the sale of GSC’s forest products, including annual programs, tendering, policies, guidelines, partner and stakeholder consultations, field implementation, harvesting compliance and public communications.

3. Promote Sustainable Forest Management on Others’ Properties (Grey Bruce Forestry Service) (35%)

3.1. Plan, coordinate, promote and implement a full range of Sustainable Forest Management services for non-GSC landowners that is ethical, affordable and enables good forest management and afforestation, and generates revenue to offset GSC’s programs.

3.2. Participate in grant programs such as the 50 Million Tree Program.

4. Other (5%)

4.1. Respond to public and staff inquiries.

4.2. Attend workshops, seminars and tours.

4.3. Ensure GSC participation on working groups and committees where it can help achieve

GSC’s desired outcomes, potentially including the Bruce Grey Woodlands Association and the Bruce Grey Forest Festival.

4.4. Network with others to support GSC’s goals, such as with the Community Forest Managers across Ontario and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

4.5. Work with Field Superintendent to identify and arrange forestry equipment purchases and leases.

4.6. Support GSC corporate endeavours, such as participation on the Health and Safety Committee, and strategic planning input.

4.7. Review land acquisition proposals and prepare timber estimates.

4.8. Assist with other departments as required (e.g flood monitoring/prevention activities).

4.9. Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

Works in the Administration Centre with frequent site inspections to GSC and private landowner properties.

Site visits including navigation through rough on-trail and off-trail terrain such as forests and wetlands, during all seasons and all weathers.

Some schedule adjustments are required to accommodate meetings with public, interest groups, neighbours of properties, etc. outside core working hours.

Infrequent out of watershed meetings.

Contacts:

Regular contacts with the Board of Directors, county and local municipal staff and councils, staff of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Forests Ontario, local interest groups, organizations, landowners, clients, general public, naturalists, hunters, etc.

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US hits Canada with newsprint duties

Canadian Forestry News - Wed, 2018-03-14 21:32
American government hit the Canadian forestry industry with more duties this week as it upheld counterveiling duties on Canadian newsprint. Source: Times Colonist The United States Department of Commerce said in a statement that a preliminary investigation found Canadian exporters underpriced uncoated groundwood paper by between 0 and 22.16%. Uncoated groundwood paper includes newsprint, as well as book publishing, printing and writing papers. “President Trump made it clear from the beginning that we will vigorously administer our trade laws to provide US industry with relief from unfair trade practices,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in a statement. The department said it determined Canadian exporters have sold newsprint in the US at as much as 22.16% less than fair value and it will collect cash corresponding to those rates. It noted that the maximum margin of 22.16% is lower than the up to 54.97% rate alleged by Washington-based North Pacific Paper Company, which made the petition to the department to impose the tariffs. It complained Canada was dumping newsprint into the American market and unfairly subsidizing its industry at home. Canada is the largest exporter of newsprint in the world, with a market dominated by Resolute Forest Products, Kruger and Catalyst Paper Corp of British Columbia. The department calculated a dumping rate of 22.16% for Catalyst Paper Corp, and all other producers excluding Resolute Forest Products and White Birch, which were both found to have dumping rates of 0%. The department’s investigation into the alleged dumping began in August 2017, and an International Trade Commission investigation began the following month. The department said a final determination in the investigation will be made in August. It’s the second time the Trump administration has slapped duties on the Canadian forestry industry in recent months. In December, the US International Trade Commission upheld tariffs on softwood lumber after it determined the lumber imported from Canada is subsidized and injures the US industry. Canada filed a wide-ranging complaint to the World Trade Organization in January about the way the US applies punitive tariffs, directly tied to softwood lumber.
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Canada Still Failing Wood Buffalo National Park A Year After UN Report

Canadian Forestry News - Wed, 2018-03-14 11:50
Fort McMurray, Alberta - On the anniversary of Environment Minister Catherine McKenna characterizing an international report that concluded governments have failed to protect Wood Buffalo National Park as a “call to action”, a coalition of Indigenous and environmental groups is still waiting for that action.
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International Day of Forests

Canadian Forestry Events - Wed, 2018-03-14 08:17
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 - Wed, 21 Mar 2018, Organizer: FAODD, Italy, FAO Hqs, Rome, Sheikh Zayed Centre. International Day of Forests
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