Career Opportunity: Assistant Forester

July 31, 2019

Apply Now: ASSISTANT Forester

Haida Gwaii BC

Taan Forest Limited Partnership (Taan), a subsidiary of Haida Enterprises Corporation (HaiCo) is seeking a highly motivated individual to be part of its forestry team on Haida Gwaii.

Reporting directly to the Operation Forester, safety will be your priority. Working in a team environment you will oversee harvest areas from planning to free growing. You will plan and follow through with annual silviculture obligations and complete operational site plans. You will work closely with operations staff (Harvesting and Roads) and supervise Forestry Assistants. You will work with contractors to ensure Taan CMS, budgetary concerns, and operational plans are being met. You will be based out of Taan’s Skidegate office requiring travel to Taan’s operations throughout Graham, Moresby and Louise Islands on Haida Gwaii.



  • University Degree in Forestry or related science program

  • A member or qualifications to be a member in good standing with the Association of BC Forest Professionals as a Registered Professional Forester/Forester In Training 

  • Understanding of Forestry Regulations

  • Good planning and organizational skills

  • Experience with silviculture tracking databases, Survey Wizard/ Snap, GPS/ GIS Arc info and knowledge of EBM considered an asset

Preference in hiring will be given to qualified applicants of Haida ancestry.


Taan offers a competitive wage and benefits program. Taan is committed to creating a successful forest business and economy on Haida Gwaii based on the management principles of the Strategic Land Use Agreement. The underlying goal is to maximize the benefits from the forest resource on Haida Gwaii and for the Haida Nation. Specifically, manage for long term sustainability, increase the number of local logging and manufacturing jobs on Haida Gwaii, extract the best value possible from the areas harvested, and manage the business prudently and effectively.



To apply for this exciting career opportunity please send a resume and cover letter to with the subject line: “Forester Job Opportunity” by August 7, 2019. 

Preference will be given to persons of Haida ancestry. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




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