Strategic Natural Resource Consultants, Port McNeill, BC
For my summer co-op work term I worked for Strategic Natural Resource Consultants as a Forestry Engineer. Strategic is not a licensee itself and the better part of my work took place on lands operated by Western Forest Products. My primary duties included road and cutblock layout and stream traversing however there were also many opportunities for me to work for other departments such as timber cruising. This was my first time on Vancouver Island and I found the forests breathtakingly beautiful. Cool temperatures (up until June arrived!) coupled with views of 800 year old hemlock and cedar stands always made for an exciting day at work. Port McNeill seems to have more black bears than deer (or people really) and is a very welcoming town of approximately 2000 residents. I value the opportunities I was given to develop competencies with the many responsibilities of a Forestry Engineer and greatly enjoyed the process of constantly evaluating different harvesting opportunities.