#forestproud Ambassadors

Lacey Rose

Professional Forester, County of Renfrew | Co-Founder, Women in Wood

“protect” ≠ “don’t touch”.

I love forests. As a child growing up in an isolated, northern mining town, I spent a lot of time in the woods. Berry picking, ski-dooing, fishing, mosquito-swatting: it was home. Ironically, I had no concept of what forest management was, and my initial perceptions were formed entirely by media. Popular media taught me that cutting trees was bad and forests should be protected. A tree-hugger was born.

Luckily, life led me to people who encouraged me to ask questions and to not always believe what you read or hear. I still believe that forests should be protected, and I am definitely still a tree-hugger.  The difference is, I no longer equate “protect” with “don’t touch”.

The forest sector is a great career choice. I feel very fortunate to have spent 15 years in forestry—every day is different, the people are amazing and I get paid to be outside. What’s not to love?

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Lacey Rose | OFIA Profile

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I love forests. As a child growing up in an isolated, northern mining town, I spent a lot of time in the woods. Berry picking, ski-dooing, fishing, mosquito-swatting: it was home. Ironically, I had no concept of what forest management was, and my initial perceptions were formed entirely by media. Popular media taught me that cutting trees was bad and forests should be protected. A tree-hugger was born. Luckily, life led me to people who encouraged me to ask questions and to not always believe what you read or hear.

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Changing the Face of Forestry

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Entering the forest industry can be intimidating for women in a traditionally male-dominated workforce, but positive changes are leveling the playing field.

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Lacey Rose, Canadian Forester, hosts Volvo Penta’s “Mighty Jobs” series

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‘Mighty Jobs’ will see Volvo Penta’s solutions put to the test on applications as diverse as harvesters, haulers, fire trucks and reach stackers. With more than a decade working in forestry, Canadian presenter Lacey Rose is ideally equipped to show what the machines are capable of.

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