Environmental Co-op at Teck Coal Limited in Sparwood, BC
For my fourth co-op work term, I’m working as an Environmental Co-op with Teck Coal Ltd. This is my second consecutive work term with Teck, and I’ve been working closely with the Fish Team, focusing on fish habitat, planning, and monitoring. This summer I’ve been working mostly in the field, assisting with contract supervision of fish salvages and barrier assessments. I’ve also been helping with stream temperature monitoring and spawning surveys. One of my main duties this term has been leading our team’s offsetting and recovery camera program, where we set up trail cameras to qualitatively monitor offsetting and recovery habitat, drying and stranding areas, and overwintering conditions to support the recovery of Westslope Cutthroat Trout in the Upper Fording River. This co-op position has allowed me to not only develop a variety of field and office skills, but also network with contractors and learn more about future career options.