Forester (Forester)

Full Time

  Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (

  Fort St John, British Columbia, Canada

LP Building Products is a Fortune 1000 leading global manufacturer of engineered wood products located in the heart of downtown Nashville.  At LP, creating new solutions for building is who we are. Since we pioneered our first engineered wood product, we’ve been continually creating better products to fit the changing needs of the building industry.

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.

Job Purpose

To manage various facets of forestry operations and forest management. May include forest development, silviculture, harvesting, road construction, planning and wood sales/purchases.

Key Responsibilities

  • Personal and Contractor Safety
  • Manages forestry operations and forest management. May include forest management plans, forest development, silviculture, harvesting, road construction, hauling, planning and wood sales/purchases.
  • Administration associated with job position (e.g. preparation of budgets, bid packages and contracts. Tracking and reporting of costs, and reviewing invoices)
  • Contract negotiation and implementation.
  • Liaison with customers, ministries and contractors
  • Complete SFI documents and participate in SFI internal and 3rd party audits.
  • Maintain compliance with all legislation and Certification
  • Assist Forester III and Area Forest Manager with budget development and forecasting
  • Participate in provincial and trade association committees
  • Coordinate and lead work teams
  • Coordinate and lead special projects as assigned
  • Manage direct reports


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • safety conscious,
  • good planning , GIS, GPS skills and ability to coordinate resources,
  • cost orientated,
  • good communicator and good interpersonal skills, team player,
  • knowledge of applicable forestry and safety legislation,
  • ability to drive in a variety of field and highway conditions,
  • ability to operate a computer and supporting software,


  • Degree, diploma, or extensive operational background in the related field of work.


  • Minimum 3 years forestry experience

Work Environment

  • Office and outdoor environment subject to elements of nature.

LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

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