WestFor Management Inc. is hiring for the position of Forestry Field Planner based in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.
Applications will be accepted until March 31st, 2024.

About WestFor

WestFor Management Inc. is a privately owned forest management company operating throughout Western Nova Scotia across a half million hectares of licensed crown land forest. WestFor’s office is located in the heart of the South Shore in Blockhouse, Nova Scotia, just outside beautiful Mahone Bay. WestFor was created in 2016 when 12 Nova Scotia mills came together to create a partnership to effectively manage crown lands in western Nova Scotia. This partnership has enabled WestFor to become a leader in the implementation of cutting edge, ecologically based forestry practices and hold itself to the highest of environmental and safety standards. Through this process our 12 local mills, many of them family owned, have been able to invest in their businesses providing local employment and give back to their local communities where trees are grown and harvested.

Job Description

Forestry Field Planner is an important role at WestFor. Main responsibilities for this role are to collect field data to build ecological forestry silviculture plans that balance environmental, social and economic values. The Forestry Field Planner is a field-based position working in the forest through all seasons and weather conditions exploring Nova Scotia’s vast array unique forest types. Duties may include but not limited to the following:

* Harvest Block and Road Layout
* Pre-Treatment Assessment
* Old Growth Forest Survey
* Site Plan Data Collection
* Timber recce, mapping and reporting
* Silviculture surveys

Successful candidates will be expected to reside in Southwestern Nova Scotia which boasts beautiful landscapes, oceanside living, world renowned tourism and recreational opportunities, and friendly community groups.

Qualifications & Education
* Registered or eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia Forest Technicians Association (NSFTA) or Registered Professional Foresters Association of Nova Scotia (RPFANS)
* Valid Class 5 NS Driver’s license and legally allowed to work in Canada
* Vehicle suited for off road and highway use (Preferred 4 wheel drive)
* Ability to work well in a team environment as well as individually
* Nova Scotia Forest Ecosystem Classification (FEC) and Pre-Treatment Assessment (PTA) certification will be considered an asset


WestFor offers competitive wages, vehicle mileage reimbursement, health, dental and RRSP Savings plan and the healthy atmosphere of a career in the forest. Apply today by sending resume and cover letter to jobs@westfor.org

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