Ken Day, MF, R.P.F., Manager
Manager of the UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest since 1987 with recognized expertise in silvicultural systems for dry Douglas-fir forests. Experienced with planning and executing management of forest land to achieve diverse objectives. Presented the “Distinguished Forest Professional Award” by the Association of BC Forest Professionals in 2008. Extensive teaching and extension involvement at academic and professional levels.
Cathy Koot, B.Sc., R.P.Bio., Research Coordinator
Joined AFRF in 2001 and has practiced applied biology with a focus on forest ecology and wildlife, as well as extension since 1995. Experienced with field-based research and monitoring project implementation, measurements and reporting. Extensive familiarity with the biology of terrestrial vertebrates and vegetation, including invasive species. Effectively communicates with both technical and general audiences.
Don Skea, R.F.T., Operations Supervisor
More than thirty years of experience in forestry operations (at AFRF since 1994), with particular strength in road construction and maintenance, forest health issues, harvest contract administration and fire fighting and fuel management. Experience with logging contractors and market logging directly translates to new harvest methods and products.
Kylie Green, B.A., Manager of Administration
In the role of Manager of Administration since 2015, Kylie has over a decade of administrative experience. She is responsible for all aspects of administration at the Alex Fraser Research Forest, including financial, physical & human resources.
Jon Gaztelumendi, B.Sc., Assistant Operations Supervisor
Trained in forestry and fuel management in Spain and having four years of experience as a forestry consultant in the Cariboo-Chilcotin prior to joining us in 2016, Jon offers a wealth of operations knowledge to the Research Forest and the Williams Lake Community Forest.
Nichola Gilbert, B.Sc., F.I.T., Planning Forester
Nichola has had the role of Planning Forester since 2016. She combines her extensive knowledge of silviculture and sustainability to contribute to managing the AFRF in order to achieve its research, educational, and environmental objectives.