Open Position

Forestry Assistant in Fort St. James

Meraki acknowledges that Indigenous peoples and communities have a unique connection to the firsts, land and water and a strong desire to retain their culture, values and traditional practices.

KDL Resource Management offers Forestry and other consulting services in northern British Columbia. Our clients include Government, Industry, and Indigenous groups. We aim to offer a challenging and rewarding career experience in a respectful, safe, and healthy work environment.

Position Summary:

We are looking to fill a full-time entry level position that is field based and hands-on with limited office work. The successful candidate will be paired with a timber cruiser and assist in completing cruise plots. If there are no current timber cruising projects, duties will shift to assisting field crews with other forestry work.

Note: the KDL Forestry work projects are located throughout northern BC and may require camp shifts.

Duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • Plot establishment and data collection
  • Navigation between plots
  • Assisting Timber Cruiser
  • Timber reconnaissance
  • GPS traversing
  • Bark beetle probing and surveys
  • Ecological Data collection
  • Stream and Riparian classification


  • Valid class 5 driver’s license is an asset
  • Experience with timber cruising or field work is preferred
  • Post-Secondary education in the natural sciences and/or technical forestry is preferred
  • Registration or ability to register with the ABCFP is an asset
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Willingness to travel and work in an outdoor environment in remote locations
  • Able to work cooperatively in a team, but also independently with little supervision
  • Physically fit to endure the rigors of full-time fieldwork in all conditions
  • Safe work mindset is required


  • Full Time work in a Safe Work Environment
  • Competitive Total Compensation Package
  • On-going Professional Mentoring and Training
  • Working in a larger professional group with exposure to a broader forestry and operational logging context
  • Diverse range of Industrial, Indigenous, Government, and bio-energy sector clients
  • Progressive and innovative company

KDL Resource Management is made up of a team of passionate and dedicated forestry professionals. We believe that the future of forestry needs ethical, sustainable, and modern solutions. It also needs talented individuals like yourself. We treat you like family, and in our industry, there’s an endless stream of opportunities waiting for you.