nyla burnside, RPF
Nyla was born and raised in Swan River, Manitoba. She attended UBC and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry (Forest Resources Management Major) in 2015. Nyla first moved to Xaayda Gwaay.yaay Haida Gwaii in 2013 and began working full-time with Taan Forest in May 2015.
Since then, Nyla has been responsible for managing silviculture surveys, survey reporting and associated data entry. She conducts monitoring on harvesting including windthrow monitoring and post-harvest inspections. She works with local contractors on silviculture projects such as planting and protector removal. She also works with local millers to manufacture planting stakes. She coordinates with the Cultural Wood Access Program in the inventory and tracking of monumental cedar.
Nyla has been in the forest industry since 2014 and became a Registered Professional Forester in June 2017.