Andrew is the President and owner of Reclaimit Ltd. and has a background in forestland management dating back to 1988. Since starting out he has spent extensive time in the field, received training as a Forest Technologist (Maritime Forest Ranger School, Honours, 1992) and completed his Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management (BSc. NRM) with a major in Forestry at the University of Northern British Columbia in 1998.
Working on government and private land holdings, Andrew obtained considerable experience in log haul safety, log yard inventory, wildfire suppression, land use management, salvage wood coordination, timber inventory, harvest block design and layout (conventional, cable and helicopter) and silviculture.
As a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) who is a member in good standing with the ABCFP, AAFMP and SAFP, Andrew is a practicing land restoration consultant specializing his work in remote forestland settings for the upstream oil and gas sector. Core activities within his scope of practice include project planning, field performance assessments, and leading field work execution for environmental site assessments, remediation, reclamation and re-vegetation.
Most recent experiences include successful liability management for an entire asset comprised of several hundred small openings and roads, leading and promoting habitat restoration work on legacy linear features and the development and approval of environmental assessment criteria.
Andrew is married going on 27 years, has 5 children and 3 grandchildren. He loves spending time with his family, learning about the land and solving the world’s problems in conversation with a close friend and a pot of coffee.
Certificates of Qualifications are readily available for review, upon request.
Andrew’s Personal Statement:
I am a lifelong learner that values meaningful communication, where monologue takes a back seat to impactful dialogue. This means that my role as a facilitator in projects is not only to impart information, but to make a safe environment for people to ask questions, share ideas, learn some skills, respectfully disagree with approaches, and search out ways to meaningfully collaborate. And when that happens, participants are equipped to contribute to outcomes with results that are good for natural resources, those involved in the solutions, and the community at large.