2022 Summer Student Opportunity

2022 Summer Student Opportunity

Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd. (BLCF) is one of the largest community forests in the province of B.C. and one of the first licenses issued under an approximate 20,000-hectare community forest pilot project. The community forest agreement area now consists of 92,278.8 hectares.

We are seeking students seeking summer employment opportunity in the natural resources sector.


Work Term:

May, 2022 to August, 2022 (start and end dates are negotiable) Number of Positions: Offer 2 full-time positions


Job Title:

Summer Student, Natural Resource Technician


Job Description:

This position will provide exposure to both the office and field components of area base tenure management. We have a full-scale operational program for implementation. This position will provide meaningful opportunities in the many areas of forest practices such as Silviculture, Harvesting, Road Maintenance, Layout & Development, the application of technology such as IPAD, Drones etc…in forest measurements, compliance and auditing.

As an area base tenure we are always completing interesting and complex projects; moose mitigation project, access management, fire mitigation project, and a stream assessment project.

Applicants MUST be registered in an accredited program in Natural Resources or Environmental Sciences.


Required Skills:

  • a basic understanding of harvesting and silviculture systems
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to build effective long-term relationships with colleagues and to work cooperatively as part of a team-based organization
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage individual performance by setting goals and standards, evaluating performance and self-correcting where applicable
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and ingenuity in a demanding environment and respond effectively to emerging priorities and re-prioritize work accordingly
  • Previous experience with field work in remote locations is desirable Application Deadline: March 20, 2022 4:30 pm

Additional Information:

  • These positions will require you to provide your own field gear including a cruisers vest, appropriate footwear and rain gear.
  • Unrestricted class 4 or 5 BC driver’s license is preferred (New driver permits may be considered) (a copy of your driver’s abstract from ICBC will be required at the start)

Please submit your expression of interest attention to Frank Varga RPF General Manager Applications may be submitted digitally to moc.rofmoclb@ofni or dropped of at our office at 153 Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake, B.C.