Taan Forest – Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, BC
My co-op work term at Taan Forest has provided an excellent exposure to the forest industry. I have been alternating between the silviculture and engineering departments and have enjoyed learning skills in both areas. This experience has given me the opportunity to explore Haida Gwaii and learn about the issues, both ecological and political, that make forestry on Haida Gwaii unique. Some specific examples of projects I have been working on are free growing surveys, often with stunning vistas, and cultural feature identification in stands with ancient culturally modified trees. This Co-op work term has been valuable for personal career goal-setting.