YOUR NEW CIF SECTION EXECUTIVE
2018/2019 Section Executive
|Vice Chair||Volker Schmid|
ASFP OFFICE HOURS CIF/ASFP Joint NEWSEM April 2018
This year, the Saskatchewan Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF) organized the joint CIF & ASFP Conference & Annual General Meetings. The meetings were held on April 18-19, 2018 in Prince Albert Inn. The CIF organized two days full of activities and presentations, providing excellent professional development opportunities for the attendees. The theme was “Effective Communications for Forestry Practitioners”
Unfortunately, ASFP was unable to conduct its Annual General Meeting, on April 19th, as planned. Due to unforeseeable events we did not have 50% of Council present at the AGM. According to our bylaws, we were not able to proceed with the meeting.
In order to conduct the business of the Association, as required under our legislation, another meeting will be held on May 29th. To facilitate as many members attending as possible, the meeting will be held concurrently at more than one location. Details will follow regarding time and venues.
A call for nominations was recently distributed electronically to all members.
RIVETING SPEECH FROM THE PRESIDENT
Despite not being able to proceed with the meeting, the annual reports were presented to the attendees by the President, the Registrar, and representatives from each committee. After the reports, the President of the Association, Bryan Fraser, concluded with the Incoming President Remarks. Bryan delivered a captivating speech about the evolution of Forestry; highlighting differences from the time he graduated in 1976, to what is today. His stories made some of the audience reflect, and others reminisce. His main message to the audience was: “Keep your eye on the horizon”.
The Admissions Committee Report stated that, in 2017, six members wrote the Registration Exam, and all six passed the exam, which is unprecedented in the history of the Association. At this meeting, four members were awarded certificates for the successful completion of their Registration Exam, earning them their full RPF and RPFT title. The President (Bryan Fraser), the Registrar (John Doucette), and a representative from the Admissions Committee (Kerry McIntyre) presented a certificate to Narayan Dhital, RPF; Amy Slack, RPF; Stephanie Stuart, RPFT; and Brogan Waldner, RPFT. Once again, Congratulations to these four members!
Narayan Dhital RPF
Amy Slack RPF
Stephanie Stuart RPFT
Brogan Waldner RPFT
To see more job postings, check http://asfp.ca/job-centre regularly!
For a small charge, the ASFP distributes forestry or resource-based Job Opportunities via email to our members. In addition to this email, we are now posting job opportunities on our website. Check it out: http://asfp.ca/job-centre. If your company has a job opportunity and wants it viewed by our entire membership, contact the ASFP office at email@example.com.
Do you want to enjoy a balanced lifestyle and join a fun group of Woodlands professionals, while working for an industry leader? Here is a great opportunity for you.
Alberta Newsprint Company is recruiting for a Fibre Management Superintendent that will work with regional sawmills and chip transport companies to ensure a sustainable and cost effective source of fibre to ANC’s manufacturing facility.
Click the link for more details: ANC_-_Fibre_Superintendent
Apply or learn more about this exciting opportunity at: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 6, 2018
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development of British Columbia is looking for a Timber Pricing Officer to work in the Prince George operations.
Click link for the full posting: BC_Public_Sector_-_Timber_Pricing_Officer.pdf
For more information and to apply online by May 9, 2018, please go
Showcase your leadership. Join BC’s Natural Resource Sector.
BC Public Service is looking for TWO dedicated leaders with strong skills in: leadership, communication, relationship building and achieving results to fill the role of District Manager. The incumbents of this role will oversee our Natural Resource Districts in two of our locations in northern British Columbia. If you think you fit this description, click the following link to view the full posting: BC_Public_Sector_- District_Manager
With a competitive salary and benefits package; four weeks annual vacation to start; a pension plan that ranks among the best; extensive training, growth and development opportunities including the Pacific Leadership Scholarship program for employees and family; a Deferred Salary Leave Program; a balance between work and life commitments; and much more, this role proves to be a great opportunity!
For more information and to apply by May 6, 2018, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/49577
Are you interested in an opportunity to work with an organization that is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a full range of employee benefits and a competitive wage package? If so, consider joining our Domtar’s Team. They are currently looking to hire a Planning Forester to co-ordinate the maintenance of current forest certification systems, and provide forest management planning support on Sustainable Forest Licence areas to ensure a sustained supply of wood.
Please click on the link for the detailed posting. Domtar_Inc_-_Planning_Forester.pdf
If you are interested in applying, forward your resume, in confidence, to email@example.com
Do I have a great opportunity to show you !
Mistik Management Ltd. (Mistik), a forest management company owned by parent companies – NorSask Forest Products Inc. and Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp Inc., is looking for an Operations Manager. The Operations Manager will be responsible for the management of forestry operations on timberland assets acquired by Mistik.
Click the job ad now to find out more! Mistik_-Operations_Manager.pdf
If you thrive in a dynamic and challenging environment, Canadian Kraft Paper want you to be a part of their Team!
Canadian Kraft Paper is looking for a Woodlands Manager, Forestry to lead development of short and long term forest management strategies to ensure sustainable and cost effective fibre supply from the companies Forest Management License Area.
If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or click the link for more details: CKPI_-_Woodlands_Manager_Forestry
Do you want to work in a workplace where everyone plays an essential role in the success of the Company and where individual efforts are acknowledged? If so, join the team at Canadian Kraft Paper!
Canadian Kraft Paper is looking for a Forestry Superintendent for their operetions in The Pas, Manitoba.
If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being a part of our team, please submit your resume to email@example.com
Or click the link for more details CKPI_-_Woodlands_Superintendent_Forestry
CONTINUING EDUCATION, WORKSHOPS, PRESENTATIONS, EVENTS
CIF E-Lectures – What’s scheduled in the next few weeks? Missed a Lecture? Just visit https://www.cif-ifc.org/e-lectures/
Please note that previous CIF e-lectures are only available to CIF members.
The Boreal Research Institute Presents: The Boreal Nature Series
The Boreal Research Institute is holding a free public event on Boreal Forest Wolverines.
For more details click: http://www.nait.ca/docs/BNS_Wolverines_Web.pdf
New Web App On Climate Displacement
Check out this new web app on climate displacement in protected areas. The online application allows users to query the climate velocity and displacement classification data, and to retrieve the predicted incoming and outgoing future climate locations for each and every pixel within any of the protected areas. The climate data used to generate the climate velocity displacement results are provided for each protected area along with a downloadable report (in BETA). This web app can be found on the Adaptwest Area. Find out more by clicking the link below
HUB International Insurance Brokers
Are you a Subcontractor or a Subconsultant? Are you thinking of starting up your own Consulting company? Do you have the insurance coverage that you need?
HUB International Insurance Brokers offers an insurance program specifically designed for members of the Association of Saskatchewan Forestry Professionals (ASFP). This program is part of group coverage subscribed to by numerous professional associations nationwide, providing you with the power to leverage the best insurance coverage, service and value on the strength of our vast global resources and solid local relationships.
- Coverage includes Professional Errors & Omissions Liability (Professional E&O), with optional Commercial General Liability (CGL).
- Professional E&O coverage can be purchased with limits from $250,000 to $5,000,000.
- CGL coverage can be purchased with limits from $1,000,000 to $5
- Pollution Liability coverage as well as Property Insurance is also
For more information, contact Account Manager, Jordan Fellner at: T: 604.269.1888 TF: 1.800.606.9969
Saskatchewan Safety Research Symposium
On May 3rd, the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Centre for Research and Scholarship in Health and the Office of Applied Research and Innovation is holding the Saskatchewan Safety Research Symposium. This symposium will discuss the current state and future of safety research in Saskatchewan. This event will connect applied safety researchers, safety practitioners, industry members, and safety organizations/associations in Saskatchewan to share existing research, challenges, and ideas for future research collaborations.
The symposium agenda and more information can be found at http://www.safetyengagementresearch.com/symposium.html
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tree Planting Initiative
Location: Communities within or close to the Prince Albert Forest Management Area, as well as within close proximity, with a maximum of five communities.
Timeframe: May 8th- May 12th, 2018
May 8- Beardys and Okemasis First Nation May 9- Muskeg First Nation
May 10- Montreal Lake Cree Nation May 11- Mistawasis Nêhiyawak
May 12- Kristi Lake Trails (outside of Prince Albert)
Purpose: To actively engage with community members, targeting students, with the objective of utilizing donated seedlings and educating community members in the technique and objectives of replanting.
Rationale: According to the Government of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of the Economy: Forestry Development Branch, First Nations and Métis people make up over 30% of the workforce, which is by far the largest percentage of Indigenous forestry employees in any province. For proponents in the forestry sector in Saskatchewan, active engagement with Indigenous communities can be a necessity for building successful long-term relationships. This initiative will aid in Carrier Forest Product’s goal of building healthier and more positive relationships with indigenous communities.
This initiative is an opportunity for youth and community members to learn more about different aspects forestry, such as techniques and purpose of re-planting. For example, community members may learn that for specific species of trees, certain locations to plant may be more ideal than others. Both the location and the method of planting are critical for the long-term survival of the trees.
In addition, this initiative will help cultivate an awareness for activities related to forestry, beyond harvesting. An aspiration identified by communities from this initiative is community members, specifically youth, will be inspired to participate in more outdoor related activities and will be motivated to learn more about educational avenues in the forestry sector.
Partners: Carrier Forest Products Ltd., Saskatchewan Forestry Association, Prince Albert Model Forest
Here are some forestry articles that may interest you. Click on the title to access the full article.
- Ponderosa Pines Killed by Western Pine Beetle on the Rise B.C. spruce beetle outbreak now largest in recorded history
- Did enhanced afforestation cause high severity peat burn in the Fort McMurray Horse River wildfire? What were the ecological impacts of the Thomas Fire?
- Human influences superseded climate to disrupt the 20th century fire regime in Jasper National Park
- A destructive beetle has jumped the Rockies
- People ignore ‘catastrophic’ alerts, go to look at fires, study finds
- Montana Wildfires Provide A Wealth Of Data On Health Effects Of Smoke Exposure
- Sonoma County wildfire debris cleanup reveals Native American artifacts
- 2017 North American wildfire pollution comparable to moderate volcanic eruption
- Tree rings tell tale of drought in Mongolia over the last 2,000 years
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This monthly publication provides information of interest to our members from the CIF and ASFP about upcoming workshops, meetings, field tours, continuing education opportunities, and forestry news.