Habitat/Wildlife Biologist

  • Company Name: West Fraser
  • Company Website: http://www.westfraser.com
  • Opening Date: 2022-09-16
  • Closing Date: 2022-10-28
  • Location: Whitecourt

The Habitat/Wildlife Biologist position is a full-time salaried position reporting to West Fraser’s Senior Biologist. As part of our Corporate Woodlands Team, you will be a key contributor to integrating fish and wildlife habitat conservation goals with sustainable forest management activities.

Ideally the successful candidate will work from our operation in Blue Ridge, Alberta! Blue Ridge Lumber is a large modern lumber manufacturing facility located approximately 30 minutes from Whitecourt Alberta. West Fraser Woodlands team is also open to considering other locations that include Hinton, Slave Lake or Grande Prairie, Alberta. Relocation assistance may be provided for the Habitat/Wildlife Biologist.

Habitat/Wildlife Biologist Responsibilities:

Provide professional advice and develop innovative solutions for the management of wildlife, fish, water, riparian areas, and forest ecosystems, including the integration of wildlife regulations into forest management plans and operations.

Design, develop, and oversee biodiversity monitoring programs and species-at-risk conservation programs.

Conduct primary research independently or as part of an integrated team.

Develop, update and train Woodlands staff and contractors on current and emerging best management practices for healthy forest ecosystems and protection of key species.

Provide input to operational forestry processes – cutblock layout, road layout, stream crossing and water management.

Champion sustainable forest management in public and government forums, especially via participation on research collaboratives with partner organizations

Managing contracts with a focus on safety and excellence in environmental stewardship.

For full job details, including preferred skills and credentials see www.westfraser.com or follow this link (https://recruiting.ultipro.ca/WES5001WFML/JobBoard/0a498053-7ed9-e62f-75be-4ea1cdd9e382/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=b3a8647e-f3b8-4d8b-ae43-9cc6bba47647 ).