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Arianna Loogman

Arianna Loogman

Peace River, AB
Mercer International

Why Work in the North: My Final Blog of 2020

August 25, 2020 10:49 am Published by

Somehow the summer is already approaching its end.  The past few weeks of August spent doing research, interpreting cutover boundaries on the 3D station, clearing haul roads of fallen trees and more have gone by very fast.  Despite the unique circumstances of the summer I have had the opportunity to learn a lot this season.  Sadly, the 2020 Green Dream blogging season is also nearing its end. 


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The Summer Flies By

August 6, 2020 2:57 pm Published by

Wow less than a month left at my summer position here at Mercer Peace River.  Although I enjoy winter (30 degrees Celsius below zero beats 30 degrees above any day, in my opinion), and I am looking forward to my next semester of university, it is sad to see the summer and my time here go by so fast.  With every season that comes and goes,


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Advice from a U of A student

July 23, 2020 12:03 pm Published by

Well, I have to admit the time for my second blog has snuck up on me.  Even though I have been back in Peace River since March, the time is flying by. Since the summer going by fast means that September will creep up before we know it, I thoughtI would talk about some of my university experiences in the past two years and offer some advice for other people who are in their first years of university or are considering entering the field of environmental sciences. 


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Advice and Experiences from a Forestry Professional

July 21, 2020 12:01 pm Published by

For this third blog, I decided to interview my supervisor Peggy for some insight into what it’s like to work in forestry.  Peggy is the Silviculture and Tree Improvement Supervisor here at Mercer Peace River, where she works to regenerate harvested aspen stands using mainly “Leave for Natural” strategies because of aspen’s ability to regenerate through suckering.  Even so, there are tree planting,


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It’s great to be back!

June 24, 2020 5:22 pm Published by

What an amazing feeling it is to be able to be writing my first blog of the season for the second year in a row!  I am so happy to have been given the opportunity to share my experiences this summer once again.  

For this first blog I will be telling you a bit about myself, what I do at Mercer Peace River and giving an idea of the topics that I plan to be blogging about this summer.  


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