Welcome Angela French, our new Forest Planning and Development Supervisor
We would like to welcome Angela French to our team! She is the new Forest Planning and Development Supervisor for the Creston Community Forest.
She started her career in forestry in the West Kootenays in 2013 after deciding to leave her home town of Langley, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of the Fraser Valley. Over the past decade she experienced a diversity of roles and functions, including forest development, planning, silviculture, community engagement, and most recently in wildfire mitigation and community resilience.
She worked in a variety of organizations including consultancy, a privately owned veneer mill, provincial government and local government.
Since her time in the forestry program at Selkirk College in Castlegar, community forestry has been a passion of hers. To be able to be a part of managing a forest based on the values that stem from the community itself, though these values can sometimes be competing, provides so much purpose to what she does.
With the goal of working with the community to try to find positive solutions as an essential objective, she is looking forward to building connections and working to continue to manage the community forest from a mmunity-centric perspective.
She resides in what is now known as Salmo on a small sustainable commercial vegetable farm with her partner and several fur-kids.
In her spare time, she does as much horseback riding as possible, camping, hiking, and music festivals. She enjoys traveling and experiencing diverse cultures and perspectives.
A big welcome to Angela. We are thrilled to have her as part of the team and the community.