One of my goals is to be able to produce a future stand that will be a better forest then what was there previously.
I ran my own consulting company before I joined West Fraser as a Silviculture Supervisor. My biggest draw to forestry is being able to work outside, hands on in the field. I like being able to come back to a block after it has been planted and seeing how the stand has progressed. One of my goals is to be able to produce a future stand that will be a better forest then what was there previously.
I also like that the forestry industry is continually changing with new ideas from individuals and adapting to the advances in technology. I find it beneficial to try out new ideas to see if we can make improvements on our current projects and programs.
If you have a passion for the outdoors, then a forestry career will be a great choice, but forestry is more than just working outdoors. There are a lot of different opportunities ranging from harvesting and silviculture to manufacturing and research. Get as much experience as you can to see what area interests you the most.
“Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life ~ unknown”.