Forester II

Job Req ID:  10301

Dawson Creek, BC, CA, V1G 4P2

Date:  May 8, 2024

Compensation Data

Salary range is from $79,436.50 to $89,018.45. 

Job Purpose

As a proven leader in high performance building solutions, LP Building Solutions manufactures uniquely engineered, innovative building products for single-family homes and multi-family projects. LP offers durable and dependable siding, framing and structural panels backed by industry leading service and warranties to build smarter, better and faster. LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people can 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.

Our LP Smartside facility in Dawson Creek is one of the largest such mills in the world.  As a member of our team, you will be a self-motivated and high performing individual with a bias for action and safe work habits.  

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

•    Demonstrate a commitment to our safety culture by actively participating in the Safety Program and performing all duties in accordance with safety rules, regulations, and policies.
•    Assist in the management and implementation of Louisiana-Pacific’s Sustainable Forest Management Plan, along with other industry and Government participants.
•    Develops partnerships with officials from industry, all levels of government, First Nations representatives, stakeholders, and landowners to obtain input and seek resolution on land and resource stewardship issues.
•    Participates in and/or facilitates a variety of committees, round table discussions, technical and public meetings as a LP representative such as the Dawson Creek Results Based Pilot Project Public Advisory Group.
•    Work and form positive relationships with LP team members, First Nations, Government Agencies, the Public and other Stakeholders. 
•    Management and preparation of LP’s Forest Operations Schedule.
•    Prepare and negotiate contracts, implement, monitor performance, and authorize payment.
•    Conduct both field and office activities which relate to Planning, including block design and reconnaissance. 
•    Ensure compliance with operational plans, company policies, safety program, Sustainable Forestry Initiative Certification and legal requirements.
•    Work closely with the Harvesting Team to prepare and schedule blocks for harvest.
•    Coordinate block development and permitting requirements with LP and contract team members.   
•    Coordinates, develops, and supports project plans related to land and resource stewardship issues at the strategic, landscape and watershed scales.
•    Achieve key performance measures by participating in LP’s performance management system.
•    Assist with budget preparation and managing costs within your specific responsibilities.
•    Provide support on the implementation and maintenance of the Dawson Creek Forest Certification program (SFI), as required. 
•    Plan, participate, and/or lead other team projects as requested. 

What do I need to be successful?

  • Minimum 3 years forestry experience
  • Preference may be given to a Registered Professional Forester with the FPBC.
  • Excellent leadership, communication & project management skills, with the ability to work within a team environment.
  • Ability to plan and co-ordinate resources and multi-task and be adaptive. 
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable B.C. legislation and policies.
  • Proficient in using a computer & related software and forestry applications including GIS.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license.


  • University Degree or Forest Technician Diploma

Work Environment

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