Forestry Career Heads Up

We have a new homeschooling activity ready for your students and family! Many Albertans tend to think of lumberjacks when they consider jobs in the forest industry. When, really, this isn’t even a job! There are countless careers in the forest industry, some you may be very familiar with like electricians, accountants, and chemists. Some … Continued

Wood Product Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for a good homeschooling activity for your students or family? We have just the thing! Many of us know our homes are made from many different wood products. However, you may be surprised by how many items around your house are also made from trees. Explore just how many of our everyday … Continued

2019 Prairie Wood Design Award Winners

The jury’s votes are in! This week the Prairie Wood Design Award winners were officially announced at the Chateau Lacombe in Edmonton. Below are the winning projects from each category: Category: Residential Building: Tall Timbers Location: Canmore, Alberta Designer: russell and russell design studios Photography: CMC Photography and Measure Services   Category: Interior Wood Showcase Building: Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning Location: Calgary, Alberta Designer: Gibbs Gage … Continued

Prairie Wood Design Awards 2019: Emma’s Picks

It is time again for the Prairie Wood Design Awards! The winners for 2019 will be announced on February 12th and in preparation the Work Wild team has once again reviewed the nominees and selected our favorites. Below are my favourites from each of the five categories. Category: Residential Building: Tall Timbers Location: Canmore, Alberta Designer: russell and russell design studios … Continued

What is a Forestry Program Really Like?

The Alberta Forest Products Association recently released a video highlighting Gillian Stauffer, a student in the University of Alberta’s forestry program. In the video, Gillian speaks to her love of her studies and how proud she is to have chosen her career path. I was a student of the same program as Gillian and was inspired to share … Continued

Forest Certification

Have you ever seen these labels on lumber, paper, cardboard, or other wood products and wondered what they mean? Well, these small labels tell a big story about the forest our wood products come from.   Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) are all forest certifications found in … Continued

Forestry Families

The forest industry has a long-standing history in Alberta. Many of the companies that were managing the landbase generations ago are still operating on that same land today. With many of these companies standing the test of time, and often operating out of smaller communities, there are many families who also have a long history … Continued

Everything Has a Plan

The final video in the Alberta Forest Products Association’s #Foresters campaign was released yesterday! We’ve seen six videos in six weeks and so many examples of the knowledge that forest management professionals possess. If you have not seen the first five videos in the series, take a look at our last few blog posts to … Continued

Forestry Education

The Alberta Forest Products Association has released another video in their #Foresters campaign. Four previous videos have been released. If you missed them be sure to take a look at our previous blog posts. Annette Bugnet is featured in this week’s video. She explains the importance of education for forest management professionals. As a recent graduate … Continued

The Future Forest

A brand new video was released yesterday as part of the Alberta Forest Products Association #Foresters campaign. This video campaign was created to inform the public about the specialized knowledge that professional foresters have and the importance of sustainability in their work. If you missed the first three videos of the campaign, check them out … Continued

Ecosystem Services

It’s a new week and that means another new video from the Alberta Forest Products Association’s #Foresters campaign! This video campaign was created to help inform the public about the specialized knowledge that professional foresters have and the importance of sustainability in all that they do. If you missed the first or second video released last week, be … Continued

Foresters Put the Resource Back

A second video of the Alberta Forest Products Association’s #Foresters campaign has been released! This video campaign was created to help inform the public about the specialized knowledge that professional foresters have and the importance of sustainability in all that they do. If you missed the first video, released last week, be sure to take … Continued

Silviculture: a Science and an Art

Have you ever wondered what forest management professionals do? Good news! The Alberta Forest Products Association has released a campaign this week to inform the public about the specialized knowledge these professionals have and the importance of sustainability in all that they do. Over the next six weeks, the Association will profile one Alberta forester each … Continued

Winners of the 2018 Prairie Wood Design Awards

The jury’s votes are in! Last night the Prairie Wood Design Award winners were officially announced at a spectacular gala at the Chateau Lacombe in Edmonton. Winners each took home an award which, very aptly, was made from wood! The trophy was a collaboration between designer Lawrence Lwok and the Red Deer College: Centre for Research Innovation. … Continued

Prairie Wood Design Awards 2018: Emma’s Picks

It is once again time for the Prairie Wood Design Awards! The 2018 winners will be announced March 13th and in preparation the Work Wild team has once again reviewed the nominees and selected our favorites. Below are my favourites from each of the five categories. In the coming weeks Ann and Catherine will post their … Continued

Wildfire in Alberta

As this year’s wildfire season begins to wind down we thought it would be a good time to talk about fire and its relationship to Alberta’s forests. Our boreal forests are well adapted to fire. In fact before provincial fire management began around 60 years ago it was not typical to find forests that were … Continued

New Member of the Team!

Hello to all the members of the Work Wild community, my name is Emma Kniel and I am excited to say I am the newest member of the Work Wild team. As I hope to meet many of you out and around our beautiful province I thought it appropriate to introduce myself.   Growing up … Continued