Rachel Amundsen (Natural Resources Conservation)

Creston Community Forest, BC

As a summer student, I had the opportunity to work closely with a Registered Professional Forester in many aspects of pre and post-harvest development both in field work and data compilation as well as aiding in recreational trail management and forest education.
Before I joined Co-op and worked for the Creston Community Forest I was not sure what career path I wanted to follow. With the skills and exposure I have gained working with the Community Forest I now know I want to pursue a career in forest management. I could not have asked for a better first forestry job and Co-op work term and look forward to more terms!
Some of the skills that Rachel developed include:

  • Use of a myriad of forestry field equipment including a GPS unit, compass, clinometer, increment borer
  • Ability to traverse the forest while efficiently collecting survey information
  • Learned the policies behind an area-based tenure and other forestry policies for surveys and data collection