ASSISTANT FOREST ENGINEER
Drew started working for Taan as a Consultant in June of 2020 and has since joined the team. As an Assistant Forest Engineer, Drew is responsible for the reconnaissance, riparian and ecosystem classification, timber valuation, layout, and data management of Taan's block development. Drew ensures that block design meets Taan's engineering standards and upholds the values set forth by the Haida Gwaii Land Use Objectives Order and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®). He also aids the Operations Forest Engineer in ensuring quality control of work completed by contract engineers. Drew is a Registered Forester in Training and holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of New Brunswick, a Technical Diploma in Forestry from Sir Sandford Fleming College, and an Honours Bachelor of Social Science in Political Science/History from the University of Ottawa.
Prior to joining Taan, Drew worked as a Forest Technician in Northern BC, managing projects in the Omineca Range and the Gitanyow Lax'yip. Drew has completed research for the Nature Conservancy of Canada and was an Interior Warden, Ranger, and Fisheries Officer for Algonquin Provincial Park. Drew was born and raised in Elora, Ontario.