Youth Climate Corp Crew Member at Wildsight in Kimberley, BC
For my second co-op term, I have been working as a Climate Action Technician for Wildsight as a part of the Youth Climate Corps program. So far this summer I have been doing lots of field work in Wildfire Risk Reduction. This work includes clearing deadfall and limbing trees which are then piled to be burned in the winter. This project not only removed excess fire fuel from a forest stand but also made the forest stand a better migration corridor for the local Rocky Mountain sheep population. Along with this work I participate in fire fuel data collection in forests that will have a prescribed burn in the future and collect post fire data in a recent prescribed burn. It has been very insightful to see different stages of fire treatment plans as well as seeing the risk reduction work benefit my local communities. So far in this co-op term I have gained valuable field work experience and helped me discover the type of work I am passionate about.