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International Woman's Day, Featuring Angela French and Her Insight to Forestry




For #InternationalWomansDay we want to highlight our very own Angela French, recently featured in LIVING HERE.


FORESTRY WORKER VALUES HER JOB AND RESILIENT FORESTS

“Most people that get into forestry love the outdoors,” says Angela French of Salmo, British Columbia.



SEEING THE FORESTER FOR THE TREES

Angela believes there should be a better balance between keeping our forests resilient and good jobs. One of the reasons she got into this field was to try to change the legislation that guides the forestry industry.


In a way, Angela speaks as a forester and a conservationist.


“B.C. needs lumber, and timber to provide for numerous expectations that our society is accustomed to. The way that large industry functions is like a machine with lots of moving parts, that create jobs, support a healthy economy, and create contributing citizens.”


It’s a big job with a lot of responsibility and doing it well is no easy task, says Angela.




BRINGING COMMUNITY VALUES TO THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY

In August, Angela was hired by the Creston Community Forest as a supervisor.


“I love community forestry. It’s how all forestry should be conducted across the province and globally. It’s based on community-centric values. The main point is that a chunk of land is managed based on what a community needs and wants,” says Angela.






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