Julia Thain (Forest Sciences)

Summer Student at Creston Community Forest in Creston, BC

UBC Forestry Co-op Student, Julia Thain, is standing in the middle of the forest with a notebook.

For my first co-op work term I worked as a summer student for the Creston Community Forest. Through this position I was able to gain so much experience in the forest management field and got to try all sorts of different things; every day was different. I completed timber cruises, stream assessments and soil data collection for site plans, silviculture surveys, tree planting, and planting quality checks. I also helped develop information boards for hiking trails that will help educate and engage the community on the ecosystem and history of the area. I learnt how important Community Forestry is and how it is a more sustainable method of forestry. It is forest management done in a way that has the community’s best interests in mind and environmental impacts are a very important factor in decision making. I truly learnt so much this summer and it was amazing to be a part of a company doing great things for the area.

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