Prince George 2018 crew members learning about Danger Tree assessment from Senior Park Ranger in Sugarbowl-Grizzly Den Park. (BC Parks photo)

Student rangers sought for Terrace

Young adults interested in student ranger program have until Feb. 24 to apply

Interested in spending the upcoming summer break working outdoors?

For the first time, the province has opened their student ranger program for applicants to choose to work in Terrace.

The program is in its second year, giving 48 young adults aged 18 to 30 training and employment opportunities in B.C.’s parks and protected areas, according to a press release.

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“The student rangers play a key role in environmental stewardship while preserving the natural, cultural and historical values that British Columbians cherish,” says George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.

“I hope the program inspires young adults to consider a meaningful and rewarding career looking after B.C.’s beautiful parks and protected areas.”

This year, 12 crews of four student rangers will work in regions throughout the province, including Terrace.

Students will gain experience in conservation, recreation, community outreach and Indigenous relations. Their work will focus on a variety of projects, including ecosystem restoration, invasive species control, trail building and maintenance and outdoor education.

The Terrace student ranger crew will be based out of the Lakelse Lake Provincial Park office.

“We’re looking at a variety of projects that include things such as trail work at Bishop Bay hot spring down the Douglas Channel, Seven Sisters Park and protected area just east of Terrace… conducting a shoreline clean up, assisting with our long term ecological monitoring plots in the region, and assisting events such as Parks Day,” says David Brown, BC Parks section head for Skeena West.

Crew lead positions begin May 13 and crew members begin May 26, wrapping up at the end of August.

Candidates must be enrolled in full-time studies in the past academic year with the intention of returning to full-time studies in the fall. The province has also set a 30 per cent Indigenous hiring target.

Applications will be accepted until Feb. 24, and are available on the BC Parks website.

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