Is Canadian forestry education a dying field of study?

Canadian Forestry News - Tue, 2018-03-13 23:07
Justin M. Gaudon, PhD candidate Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto   Canadian forestry is undoubtedly an important discipline, especially in light of climate change, for many ecological, socio-cultural, and commercial reasons, including the large amount of carbon forests hold. Climate change makes forestry education and research in Canada essential because Canada’s forests are changing […]
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24th Session of the Committee on Forestry

Canadian Forestry Events - Tue, 2018-03-13 22:20
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 - Fri, 20 Jul 2018, Organizer: FAO (FODI), Italy, FAO Hqs, Rome, Italy. 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry
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Saw Filers in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada with Skeena Sawmills Ltd

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Mon, 2018-03-05 00:36

Specific responsibilities of the position:

  • Sawmill Experience an Asset
  • Level 3 First Aid and COFI Grading Tickets would also be an asset.


Skeena Sawmills Ltd. (“Skeena”) is a Canadian corporation headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Skeena’s sawmill and its forestry and woodlands operations are located in Terrace, British Columbia. The sawmill has a capacity of approximately 200 million board feet (471,947 m3) of lumber production annually. The mill is located 135km from Prince Rupert Container Port. Skeena is one of the major sawmills in British Columbia producing Hemlock and Balsam products for the Pacific Rim and the North American markets. In addition, the mill produces Western Red Cedar (WRC) products for the North American market.

With Customer Satisfaction being the primary focus, the Company has established a strong following in the international market place. We pride in producing high quality products in variety of sizes at competitive prices to meet our customer needs.

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Registered Professional Forester (RPF) or Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) in Fort St. John, Prince George or Terrace, B.C., British Columbia, Canada with Roy Northern Environmental Ltd.

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Fri, 2018-03-02 05:02

ROY NORTHERN LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL is an expanding progressive surface land and environmental consulting firm with a special interest in oil and gas, forestry, mining, energy, and agricultural industries, as well as municipal authorities throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Canada’s north. We employ a team of over 65 staff members located in our Fairview, Calgary, Fort St. John, Prince George, and Terrace offices, and we offer interdisciplinary expertise to develop environmental solutions for our clients throughout western Canada.  For over 30 years, we have directly assisted clients in regulatory application, and have provided consulting expertise on environmental legislation, regulations and guideline compliance related to project planning, development and reclamation.


  • Registered, eligible or a desire to register with the Association of BC Forest Professionals as RPF, RFT, FIT, TFT, ATC or SAS

  • 2+ years of relevant forestry experience (additional environmental consulting experience a plus)

  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office

  • Current Safety Tickets (a plus); Valid Class 5 Driver’s License; Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residency


  • Experience with timber cruising

  • Experience with timber reconnaissance work

  • Experience in cutting permit and appraisal submissions

  • Familiar with BC Forestry Legislation, Regulations and Policy & Practices

  • Well versed in applicable environmental regulations, guidelines and associated industry practices within BC

  • Strong commitment to client satisfaction and a working knowledge of the oil and gas and forestry industry

  • Ability to manage time and priorities effectively and ability to produce professional deliverables on time

  • Strong commitment to health and safety

  • Superior attention to detail, well organized, and ability to maintain accurate and up to date field information

  • Strong communication and technical report writing skills


  • Participation in a team environment, working closely with Project Managers and co-workers to complete work programs

  • Preparing and coordinating project documentation, subcontractors and equipment for field programs

  • Participation in field data collection programs (i.e., watercourse, wetland, vegetation, soil, timber, and wildlife assessments)

  • Timber cruising/valuation and waste surveying

  • Experinence3 with Timber reconnaissance survey

  • Reviewing, understanding and implementing plans consistent with BC Forestry Legislation, Regulations and Policy & Practices, guidelines, best management practices, higher level plans, etc.

Please email applications to  This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected. We thank all applicants for applying and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted

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ForestSAT 2018: Entering a New Era in Forest Observation and Analysis

Canadian Forestry Events - Tue, 2018-02-27 02:32
The biennial meeting of the Association for Forest Spatial Analysis Technologies (ForestSAT) has become the leading international gathering of researchers, practitioners and stakeholders interested in the development and use of established and emerging technologies for the observation and analysis of forests. ForestSAT2018, co-hosted by University of Maryland and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, will be held just minutes from Washington DC.
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