Foothills Forest Products is a two-line softwood-lumber sawmill and planer facility that is currently undergoing optimization. Our facility is located 20 km south of the beautiful mountain community of Grande Cache, Alberta.  We produce high-quality lumber products that are sold across North America and in overseas markets.  Please visit our website at to find out more about us.

We currently have openings for 2 Summer Students to assist the Woodlands department on a temporary contract for 4 months (extension possible) starting in May 2022.

Successful candidates will spend most of their time in the field and are expected to work with a high degree of independence. Day-to-day tasks will be physically demanding.

The primary functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Block boundary layout
  • Tree Plant supervision
  • Silviculture surveys
  • GIS
  • Mountain pine beetle program
  • Road maintenance and inspection

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Enrolled/completed a forestry-related post-secondary program
  • Class 5 driver’s license
  • First Aid certificate
  • Computer experience (Arcmap, Excel, GPS)
  • ATV experience
  • Previous forestry related experience is an asset

These positions offer a highly competitive salary and accommodations.

If you possess the noted qualifications and are interested in joining our company, please submit your resume prior to November 1st, 2021, via email to with the subject: Woodlands – Summer Student 2022.

Grande Cache and area offers an outdoor lover’s paradise; camping, fishing, hunting, and outdoor motorsports are all right outside your door.  Our community also offers most of the facilities you would expect such as a newly renovated recreational complex, elementary/high schools, and several quality businesses and restaurants.

We thank all applicants in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.