Mendocino Redwood Company, California, USA
My recent co-op work term was with the Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC) in Northern California. MRC owns forest land in Mendocino County and is partnered with the Humbolt Redwood Company, in Humbolt County, creating a strong presence in the California forest industry. As this was my first work term as a co-op student, I appreciate that I was able to learn a myriad of new things! I worked as a Seasonal Forest Inventory Technician, cruising the redwood/Douglas-fir stands. I learned how to ride an ATV, use a relascope, and do accurate, efficient variable and fixed radius plots. Both MRC and UBC’s Forestry Co-op Program have ensured that I am fully prepared for the challenges of the workplace. Cheers to Northern California!