August 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Here we are, approaching the end of the summer and I’m getting sentimental. I have learned a lot about what it really means to work in forestry, and its safe to say that I really enjoy it. I got to explore an area roughly the size of Latvia (I checked in Arcmap), and even though I didn’t see all of it,
July 23, 2019 9:52 am
Just recently I passed my one-year anniversary of writing in a journal. If I’m being honest, I’m not sure if it’s really a journal because I record my thoughts in feelings in it so maybe that makes it a diary (this mildly offends my rugged masculinity) . The entries I’ve had in my “journal” largely reflect the undertones that I’ve had in my blog.
July 8, 2019 3:52 pm
During my time as a layout crew member, I have made several trips to remote logging camps. These trips to and from camp require travelling a considerable distance on the logging roads that surround Williston Lake. These road trips, while potentially long and fraught with hazards, can be a fun experience if you prepare and execute these trips accordingly. I will be providing tips in the form of three categories Safety first,
June 27, 2019 10:32 am
One part of the Layout and planning component of the forestry industry (and it’s prevalent at a lot of the woodlands management steps) is mapping! Now, because I mentioned this in my first blog you knew this was coming. Maps of the blocks we work in are important for being able to navigate on the ground. We use GPSes and compasses/paper maps to navigate while we are doing layout,
June 10, 2019 7:10 pm
My Name is Trenton Horsley and I am a summer student working as a Forestry assistant at Conifex Timber in Beautiful Mackenzie, BC! I was drawn to the forestry industry after having spent a previous summer in Mackenzie working as a trail builder and seeing the wealth of opportunity that existed therein, I decided to take the leap this summer and work for Conifex in their planning division.