Tree Frog Forestry News

Quesnel prepares to train forestry workers of the future

By George Henderson
My Cariboo Now
June 25, 2020
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Bob Simpson

The City of Quesnel is seeking approximately two million dollars in funding to become a training centre of excellence for the kind of forestry that companies will be doing in the future. Mayor Bob Simpson says the new harvesting regimes will require almost a forest technician behind the joy stick of this new equipment… Simpson says they feel it will appeal to the younger generation who are not out doing large clearcuts, as he says they will actually be doing some pretty interesting, innovative and thought provoking work on a regular basis on some pretty interesting pieces of equipment. …He says they are working in partnership with the college, West Fraser, and other major licensees and contractors. Simpson says he is confident that they will be successful in getting the funding, and he says the plan is to start in September.

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