Ministry of Forests looking for involvement

  • May. 25, 2007 5:00 p.m.

submitted by Erin Rechsteiner–The Ministry of Forest and Range is running its summer student work experience program for the third year. From July 3-Aug. 10, four high school students will spend six weeks working on projects in natural resource management on the islands.
The aim is to involve local youth in hands-on project work, allowing them to actively participate in forestry work, Haida management, plant and animal surveys, recreation site maintenance, stream rehabilitation, fisheries and marine management, and habitat assessments. The ultimate vision is that participants may return to the islands after completing post-secondary education, to provide local expertise in the resource management sector.
Local organizations are the key to the success of this program. In the past, students have worked with the Haida Heritage and Forest Guardians, Laskeek Bay Conservation Society, Tlell Watershed Society, Marine Matters, Parks Canada, BC Parks, Haida Fisheries, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Husby Forest Products, Infinity Consulting, JS Jones, Island Hikers Association, Hecate Strait Stream Keepers, and the Ministry of Tourism. These organizations and others keep the program running, and make it a worthwhile experience for the students.
If you are part of an organization that could use student employees to help with any resource management based projects, contact me, Erin Rechsteiner, this year’s coordinator, at 559-6272.
If you are a student in grades 10-12, and interested in participating, send a resume and cover letter to Erin.Rechsteiner@gov.bc.ca, or call 559-6272 for more info. Deadline to apply is June 8.

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