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Ian Mott (Natural Resources Conservation)

Ian Mott (Natural Resources Conservation)

I am working as a GIS analyst for Vancouver-based geo-analytics company FYBR Solutions. FYBR provides clients in the forestry industry with services and training in the acquisition of drone imagery and then uses photogrammetry and spectral analysis to derive useful information from that data. My time here has helped me expand my knowledge and skillset in geographic information systems (GIS) software and data analysis, R statistical language, and machine-learning applications.

Zhiyun Cheng (Forest Sciences)

Zhiyun Cheng (Forest Sciences)

In the fall of 2018, I was lucky enough to work in Okayama University, Japan. Here, I was able to work in different companies or labs with each one focused on different areas. So far, I had worked in forestry sectors including forest management, forest ecology research, and carpentry. In this picture, you can see me using engine-powered chainsaw to cut trees in the forest. Besides, I also did forest measurement work, visited biomass factory, collected mushrooms, did fieldwork and wood products processing.

Victoria Diederichs (Forestry)

Victoria Diederichs (Forestry)

I have been working on a timber cruising contract on the northern tip of Williston Lake. As a timber cruiser, I am responsible for completing thorough, efficient plots so that the data can be used in the management planning for that block and area. After work, I mostly live in remote tent camps, which adds an entirely different layer to my working experience.