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 in Edmonton, Alberta I was never fully sure what I wanted to do as a career. I was passionate about both the arts and the environment but was never sure what my path would be.

While attending a science conference in high school I spoke with a representative from Work Wild and discovered forestry and I have never looked back! I love being outside, being with my dogs and having a positive impact on the environment; forestry was a career which would allow me to do all those things, while at work!

I recently completed the University of Alberta’s forestry program and was able to work within the sector all through my schooling. I had the opportunity to work within the Alberta Tree Improvement program through Weyerhaeuser as a worker with the Huallen Seed Orchard just outside of Grande Prairie. In this position I was able to see first hand the science and technology being used to help improve Alberta’s forests and regenerate trees that are healthy and resilient.

I also spent two summers working with West Fraser as a silviculture summer student in Sundre. Here I was able to see forest regeneration from all angles. I completed regeneration surveys, monitored tree planting, and was able to see how silviculture foresters make site prescriptions and the processes put in place to ensure the forests are successful.

I have loved being in the forest management field so much and I am excited to share my story with you and help you find your own path into the forest sector as well!

Comments

  1. Holly Doram

    Wonderful Emma!! Keep up the good work@

  2. Gautam bansiwal

    Doing well

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