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Silviculture and forestry workers perform a variety of duties related to reforestation and to the management, improvement and conservation of forest lands. They are employed by logging companies, contractors and government services.
clearing saw operator, forest firefighter, forestry crew worker, forestry worker, pieceworker – silviculture, scarification equipment operator, silviculture worker, spacing saw operator, thinning saw operator.
- Assess site, select seedlings and plant trees using manual planting tools in reforestation areas
- Operate power thinning saw to thin and space trees in reforestation areas
- Operate chain saw to thin young forest stands
- Control weeds and undergrowth in regenerating forest stands using manual tools and chemicals
- Complete firefighting reports and maintain firefighting equipment
- Dig trenches, cut trees, pump water on burning areas to fight forest fires under direction of fire suppression officer or forestry technician
- Operate and maintain a skidder, bulldozer or other prime mover to pull a variety of scarification or site preparation equipment over areas to be regenerated
- Perform other silviculture duties such as collecting seed cones, pruning trees, assisting in planting surveys and marking trees for subsequent operations.
Outlook & Prospects for Silviculture and Forestry Workers in Winnipeg Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- The City of Winnipeg unveiled its $30M plan to improve traffic congestion on roads and intersections in the Polo Park neighbourhood over the next two years. Additionally, the plan calls for adding new retail facilities in the community.
- The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corp. plans to start construction on a $27M 14-storey apartment complex in spring 2014, with a completion date scheduled for the fall of 2015. Provincial regulations will ensure affordability for 46-units.
- The City of Winnipeg reached a $600M agreement with the Manitoba Government to complete a rapid-transit bus corridor to connect downtown Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba
- Air Canada plans to close its Winnipeg reservations call centre. The closure affects 77 employees and is expected to be a gradual process.
- Hinduja Global Solutions Canada Inc. expects to hold a job fair at the end of November to determine if the Winnipeg labour market could fill 500-plus positions for a new call-centre
- New Flyer Industries Inc. started production on 50 diesel-electric hybrid buses for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority, with delivery expected by the end of 2013
- Shindico Realty plans to develop a 25-acre open-air shopping centre, consisting of 20 to 30 tenants
- Winnipeg's Canadian Museum for Humans Rights has set its opening date for September 20, 2014. Staff will move into the building at the end of December.
- The City of Winnipeg may impose a new $10,000 to $12,000 tax on new home construction; it would generate approximately $30M every year
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