Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd., a Lakes District’s community-owned forest corporation, is seeking a forest professional to support and develop various aspects of forest operations of the Burns Lake Community Forest. The community forest was developed on the following founding principle: the community forest is for the benefit of all residents of the community as a whole. Burns Lake Community Forest encompasses approximately 92,000ha in and around the Village of Burns Lake. Burns Lake Community Forest is one of the largest operationally active community forests in BC.
Burns Lake is located in the heart of northern British Columbia, about 222 km west of Prince George on Highway 16. The village has a diverse population serving the surrounding area of approximately 10,000 residents of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. There are six local First Nations communities with an approximate population of 3,332, and two of the six local First Nations communities are within municipal boundaries. Burns Lake has a strong sense of culture and incredible local talent to showcase.
This is an excellent opportunity to implement your natural resources skills and learn something new. Reporting to the General Manager, the position is responsible for supporting all aspects of forest operations, project management and contract implementation. The primary areas of focus will be harvest, operational supervision and forest development planning. The position will have a broad scope of forest practices and excellent opportunity for professional development. The position is expected to coordinate, prepare, monitor, develop and evaluate day to day and long-term strategic focus of the community forest.
This position is a full-time position.
Burns Lake Community Forest offers the opportunity to work in a fun and collaborative work environment with a competitive salary and benefits package.