Forest Resources Management
During my time working with KFS I have been able to learn more in depth about the integrative management tactics and priorities that go into managing a community forests and the differences between that and private land management.
This summer I have been herding sheep for Ken Price Silviculture. As an alternative to mechanical brushing or herbacide we are using sheep to clear away the competing vegetation. Although it is seldom used, it is an economical and environmentally conscious practice.
My second co-op work term was at Ken Price Silviculture, as a shepherd. My primary responsibility of my work position is to ensure the safety and welfare of the flock which includes grazing the sheep and herding them to areas of good forage, as well as keeping a watchful eye out for any threats from predators.
Lucky for me, I got the chance to hop on a helicopter at the very beginning of my work term (on the first day too). My first experience riding on a helicopter was out of this world. I had been assigned varying types of work and in different locations too.
For my second work term I was hired at Interfor in Campbell River as an Assistant Logging Engineer. Primarily, we worked in the Call Inlet area preparing a second growth stand for harvest.
BSF-Sidley Mountain Forestry Consultants My fourth work term has tkaen me to the hot and dry climate of Osoyoos, located in the most southern portion of interior BC. There, I worked for Sidley Mountain Forestry Consultants as an intermediate field technician. Through my work term, I’ve worked, between Hedley to Greenwood and up around Idabel […]
BSF-E.S. Cropconsult Ltd My first co-op work term was at E.S. Cropconsult. As an Integrated Pest Management Field Technician, my work primarily consisted of collecting field samples through various methods, such as crawling through fields to record observed pests, diseases, and pathogens, recording population numbers for click beetles from pheromone traps placed in various locations […]
BSF-Hydro One Limited, Forestry Division For my third co-op work term, I continued my role with Hydro One’s Forestry division and going further with my efforts in the creation of a temporary data collection tool – now deemed the “Tony Tool” – used by Forestry Technicians to collect data on all vegetation that requires management […]
BSF-ES Cropconsult Ltd. For my third co-op work term, I was provided with the opportunity to work with E.S. Cropconsult as a potato scout. I was hired as a potato crop field technician for monitoring potato crops, but I was given the opportunity to monitor other crops, including peas and blueberries. E.S. Cropconsult provides Integrated […]