Doug's story

West Fraser has a good group of dedicated people that all work together to help meet our goals. A career in forestry covers a wide range of outdoor jobs, and there is likely a job that will fit your interests. They range from working directly with mills buying and harvesting timber to industry and government timber management and silviculture jobs.

I’ve been in the industry for 24 years. I started with West Fraser in 2015 as a Woodyard and Procurement Supervisor with the Russellville and Mansfield, Arkansas timber procurement team.  After I received my Bachelor of Science in Industrial Forestry, I began working as a procurement forester buying pine and hardwood timber from private landowners, the US Forest Service and direct haul loggers. Later, before coming to West Fraser, I worked in harvesting, supervising and coordinating contract loggers and dispatch log trucks.

There is always something different going on in timber procurement at Russellville - timber cruising, working with loggers, landowners and the US Forest Service, and spending time in the sawmill and woodyard allows me to interact with a variety of departments within West Fraser.

Living in Russellville has a small city atmosphere with a school system that provides great opportunities for our kids. It has close access to both outdoor and large city activities. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors camping and fishing when I’m not watching my kids play volleyball and baseball.

- Doug Woodyard & Procurement Supervisor

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