Forestry In The News

I spend quite a bit of time reading about local forestry issues, so thought it would be a good idea to create a new feature on the site called ‘Forestry In The News’.

The way it works is random local news links appear at the top of the page each time it is loaded. You will have the choice of whether to click the link. Further, if you do not want the newswire to appear at the top, click the close located in the upper-right corner of the page. This will close the feed down.

I have purposely set this feature up in such a way so that there will be no commentary allowed on the articles. If you want to comment then follow the link to the source of the article and comment there.

Forest GIS Analyst Wanted

The Government of Canada is looking for a Forest GIS Analyst for the Fredericton Area:

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Forest GIS Analyst

Department Name: Department of Natural Resources
Location: Fredericton, NB
Classification: PC – 01
Salary: $29,780 to $59,369
Closing Date: December 10, 2007 – 23:59, Pacific Time
Reference Number: RSN07J-008815-000175
Selection Process Number: 07-RSN-EA-099-122860-070
Employment Tenure: Sunset Term* – Full Time until March 31, 2010.
A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar term and/or permanent positions.
Vacancies: 1
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If you are interested you must apply online. Pass it on. Closing date is December 10, 2007.

Click here to apply

Don’t Forget to Confirm Your Subscription

I see that a few people have registered to have NBFTA blog entries delivered to their in-box. However some have not clicked the confirmation link that is sent to the email address you subscribe with. It may be an oversight or your spam filter caught it.

Please remember that when subscribing to the blog feed you must confirm the subscription.

Have a good weekend!

Todd

Email Subscriptions

If you registered for the RSS subscription service that I talked about in the email I sent out then you will have to do it again. I screwed up when setting it up. I have enclosed the sign up form in this post. Alternatively, you can sign up by using the box located to the right. Simply enter your email address in the text box and click the ‘Subscribe’ Button.

If you do not know what I am talking about, this service will deliver all new blog entries once per day is there is activity on the blog during that day. This will help keep you informed of NBFTA activities in a timely manner.

Once you sign up, you will receive an email that has a link in it asking you to confirm your email address. This is to prevent spam attacks and false sign-ups.

Thanks

Todd

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New Azimuth Available for download

azfall2007large.gifThe fall 2007 edition of The Azimuth is now available. Please download it and review it as there are a lot deadlines fast approaching.

From Allie DeGrace:

Bonjour,
S.V.P. trouver attacher notre dernière édition de notre journal l’ Azimuth. Regarder la section “Dates importantes a retenir” pour les dates limites des prochaines semaines.

Hello all,
Please find attached our last edition of the Azimuth newsletter and pay close attention to the “Important Dates to Remember” Section as there are many dates coming due in the next few weeks.

Important Dates to be aware of:
– Deadline for Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws. – January 14th, 2008
– Deadline for NB Forestry Hall Of Fame Technician Nominations – November 30th 2007
– Deadline for nominations for Executive positions for the NBFTA. – February 14th, 2008
– Deadline for NBFTA Technician of the Year Award – December 30th, 2007
– NBFTA AGM / SYLVICON 2008 – To be announced (March 08)
– NBFTA Big Tree Contest Submissions – January 1st, 2008

Dates importantes à retenir :
– Date limite pour les amendements à la Constitution ou les arrêtés – 14 Janvier, 2008
– Date limite pour la nomination de techniciens au Temple de la renommée – 30 novembre 2007
– Date limite pour la nomination pour le conseil de direction de ATFNB – 14 fevrier, 2008
– Date limite pour le prix du technicien de l’année de l’ATFNB – 30 décembre 2007
– AGA ATFNB/ SYLVICON 2008 – Etre annonce (Mars 2008)
– Soumissions pour le concours “gros – arbre ” de l’ATFNB – 1er janvier 2008

Allie DeGrace, CFT

Click here to download this edition

Click here to download past editions

Thanks

Todd

What is a Forest Technician?

What is a forest technician/technologist?

A Forest Technician/Technologist is an academic designation indicating successful completion of at least two years or equivalent of study at a forest technical institute. Comprehensive summaries of required courses are available on the web sites of most institutions. The explanation of what is a forest technician/technologist is best achieved by answering the following questions.

What might a forest technician/technologist do?

A forest technician/technologist may be involved in many forest management activities including stand establishment, silviculture and stand tending, cruising, scaling, assessing, surveying and environmental monitoring, forest protection, harvesting operations and supervision, fish and wildlife management, parks management, teaching, training or forest research. Some entrepreneurs even manage their own businesses.

Who might a forest technician/technologist work for?

Opportunities for employment in forestry can include a variety of forest industries, pulp and paper and sawmilling companies, forestry consultants and contractors, equipment manufacturers and distributors, forestry educational institutions, colleges and universities, government departments or agencies, federal provincial and municipal, private woodlot marketing boards and wood producer associations.

Most forest technicians enjoy rewarding and meaningful careers where they interact with university graduate foresters, professional forest workers, other allied professionals as well as the public. They share in the responsibility for the care of our environment, and most importantly, forest technicians/technologists make a difference.

author: A.G.(Kim) Mann, CFT, RPF ©1999

Ten Reasons to Join the NBFTA

Ten reasons to join the NBFTA

1. To become certified within the Association.

2. To be ready to meet the challenges of the future without having it forced on me.

3. To participate with others in my profession by pooling our ideas together to achieve our objectives.

4. To express my ideas towards as association which represents my thoughts.

5. To cooperate with my fellow technicians in expressing my views, and accepting other views, however different they may be.

6. To ensure that we continue to recognize the Forest Technician as the professional he/she truly is.

7. To give back to forestry a little of what it has given me and my family, maybe for generations of giving.

8. To become accountable to myself as well as to others.

9. To promote camaraderie within our profession.

10. To be able to participate in Continuing Forestry Education which will be offered to members of the Association.

author: Claude Chiasson, CFT ©1999

Welcome to the NBFTA

Welcome to the New Brunswick Forest Technicians Association. I invite you to browse through our new site and visit some of the links that we have made available to you. This site will provide you the opportunity to communicate with other techs, see what jobs may be available, and to read our newsletter ‘The Azimuth‘.

We have now switched to a blog format. This will allow us to speak to members and better disseminate information in a timely fashion. Also members will be able to speak to other members through here.

By default, everyone is granted subscriber status. This will allow you to comment on individual blog entries. If you would like to have ‘author privileges‘ for the site please contact me with the following:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Affiliation
  • Information you wish to share

Once this information is received, the association will process your request in a timely fashion.

One of our objectives is to provide one voice on forestry issues as they relate to Forest Technicians. The best way for your voice to be heard is to join us and we will be heard across the land.

Todd MacPherson, CFT

MFRS 1992

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