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Planning Forester (Forester II)

Job Req ID:  6897

Fort St. John, BC, CA, V1J 4M6

Date:  Nov 12, 2021

LP Building Products is a leading global manufacturer of engineered wood products.  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 operational planning. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Personal, Team and Contractor Safety - 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 Fort St. John 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.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Safety conscious - holds safety as a value
  • Team player with excellent leadership, communication & project management skills.
  • Ability to co-ordinate resources and be adaptive.
  • Knowledge of applicable British Columbia forestry and safety legislation
  • Valid Class 5 driver's license with ability to drive in a variety of field and highway conditions
  • Proficient using a computer, related software, and Forestry applications such as GIS & GPS
  • Cost conscious
  • Registered Professional Forester preferred


  • 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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