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by backcountrysister
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Spring Coast 2017 - Or Not?
Replies: 16
Views: 631

Re: Spring Coast 2017 - Or Not?

Currently, our Start date was supposed to be Feb 7th. We started on the 17th. Now sitting at a hotel in a holding pattern. Between snow at sea level and frozen ground our crew is stuck. A new arctic mass is settling over the island today. So, we are off until Monday with no real news.
by backcountrysister
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Big Sky Silviculture
Replies: 34
Views: 4871

Re: Big Sky Silviculture

I just would rather not even start with Simon. You sending me a pm with more diatribe and gaslightin. Like I said, I knew you for 2 days. I wish you the best. Sending some bs and self righteous stuff about your personal opinion about how things are. Professionally speaking, you never leave a block w...
by backcountrysister
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Integrity Contracting (McBride)
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Integrity Contracting (McBride)

A great company. Decent prices, professional and the camp had delectable cuisine. I had some time between contracts and filled it by jumping on the with them for the last week of the season. We stayed south of Valemount at a lodge that also had hot tub use. Intergity is run by Seth Macdonald & is a ...
by backcountrysister
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Big Sky Silviculture
Replies: 34
Views: 4871

Re: Big Sky Silviculture

Since I have been personally attacked here, Im gonna give it straight. In my 20 plus years as a planter , I have fought hard for planter rights so that the rest our community didn't have to go through what we did in the early 90's and for some other 80's. However, had I known having these past compa...
by backcountrysister
Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Big Sky Silviculture
Replies: 34
Views: 4871

Re: BIG SKI SILVICULTURE

Big Sky has treated me with the most respect I have ever felt in this industry. I did not make $700/day, nor do I ever expect to. The water was clean and up to standards, the cabins Simon was referring to as "lacking electricity or running water" were warm and dry, the washrooms had running water a...
by backcountrysister
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Big Sky Silviculture
Replies: 34
Views: 4871

Re: BIG SKI SILVICULTURE

I agree 100% with Jeff Brown. Having worked the contract, it was worth my time. He is respectful, communication is clear (in my opinion), accommodation is above basic expectation. I personally would return next year. So, if anyone wants the DL on Big Sky..feel free to contact me on this site . I'll ...
by backcountrysister
Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Big Sky Silviculture
Replies: 34
Views: 4871

Re: BIG SKI SILVICULTURE

So many things that the 2 last posters wrote that are misleading and do not tell the entire story. I worked the entire contract. We were given the option of every 2 weeks for pay or to wait until the end of contract for full payment(as it was a 6 week contract & advances were given when asked) Water...
by backcountrysister
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Luggage Bags
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Luggage Bags

I'm very proud of it. By far, my best personal accomplishment traveling. Hahaha. But for people like us Scotter. These bags are amazing. I think they run about 300 bucks. I've saved at least 4 times that since purchase.
by backcountrysister
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Luggage Bags
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Luggage Bags

Just like Scotter. I fly a lot. Size is the key and how you pack stuff. But weight is the big one. Especially when 23kg is max for flights. I'm super proud to say I have been able to carry all my coastal planting gear, into 1 suitcase. Burton makes them they are called "wheelie cargo bags"and so doe...
by backcountrysister
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:59 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Evergreen Forest Services
Replies: 11
Views: 5357

Re: Evergreen Forest Services

Evergreen! ! Yeah, I'm no longer doing management and put the bags back on. would love to you see you in CR. Lost your personal # so, can't call to reconnect. I'll pm your personal FB
by backcountrysister
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Coastal Specific Gear
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: Coastal Specific Gear

Everything these guys said. Plus a really good wool sweater. No joke. I always have a dry bag, with my basic gear. 1 shovel and rain gear. You will always be wet. Stay warm. Also. When you get where you are going. Go to Walmart buy basics and than at the end of the month return it. They have a 30 da...
by backcountrysister
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Evergreen Forest Services
Replies: 11
Views: 5357

Re: Evergreen Forest Services

Since my original post. Alot has changed with this company. They no longer have an office in the kootenays. They have new blood in the mix. So the number is no longer in service. Best thing to do is to email for initial contact.
by backcountrysister
Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Which company should I work for?
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Which company should I work for?

How about neither. Coast range will give you BC experience but check their reputation in the industry including their safety record. Outland in Ontario is better run than Outland in Alberta. More experienced management out there and seemingly a longer season. Personally, I would attempt to contact a...
by backcountrysister
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Outland Reforestation/Restoration
Replies: 92
Views: 6029

Re: Outland Reforestation/Restoration

Outland is planting in Alberta this year. They have the same direct award work. The purchase was more for their government contracts. They get all the SRD jobs which are their bread and butter of late. Although, upper management claims that planting will always be the backbone and vested business. T...
by backcountrysister
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Dewan Enterprises
Replies: 43
Views: 1379

Dewan Enterprises

Just don't do it. Enough said. These fly by nighter types are a scourge on our resources. Rookie mills and no idea about how to run a contract. Dewan and Khairi do have a connection. I know first hand about it. Ask alot of questions if you do make contact. Also, never heard of this guy. I've been in...
by backcountrysister
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Dewan Enterprises
Replies: 43
Views: 1379

Re: Dewan Enterprises

its been awhile, so here is my point of view on Dewan. Being a nice guy does not pay bills or correctly run a company. not paying every 2 weeks and legally running any project is illegal. I have had first had experience with this company. I was running a contract in 2009 and had to plant next to the...
by backcountrysister
Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:21 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting on Haida Gwaii
Replies: 41
Views: 3873

Re: Planting on Haida Gwaii

Hmm I recall a few years ago asking AssSpray to get paid as I had been waiting almost two months. Greg Witt responded eventually by telling me I would not be welcome back. I wasn't asking to work for your third world impoverished excuse of a company. Just want to GET PAID Greg. What a concept. Gett...
by backcountrysister
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Planting on Haida Gwaii
Replies: 41
Views: 3873

Re: Planting on Haida Gwaii

Hey dirtybird...still waiting for my last paycheck from 03. Jeff Mosher. How the fuck do you sleep at night eating you own bullshit. FOR SHAME FOR SHAME! Could say alot worst but maybe BCFSC can do something along with WCB.
by backcountrysister
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Anyone in a skilled trade?
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Anyone in a skilled trade?

I dont know if its exactly a trade. But I work as a ski guide from November to march & Foreman\ supervise the rest of the yr. It works well for me because some of my certs like OFA 3 is cross over.
by backcountrysister
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Four-Pouch Planting Bags
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: Four-Pouch Planting Bags

Ill post a photo once I get them outta storage in a couple of weeks. I also wanna add- I use flagging because I dont wanna double plant or lose my line. not saying every tree but just the last line out. which used to piss my foreman off cause the flag was never next to a tree just on my line. haha! ...
by backcountrysister
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2013 Public Bid Results
Replies: 195
Views: 29431

Re: 2013 Public Bid Results

By all accounts - man I didn't know you did a whole individual census of what planters think of EVERGREEN! Waste of time. have you worked for them? I started my career with them & they always had a core group of high baller returning planters. I have had my best career days of working for them makin...
by backcountrysister
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Public Bid Results
Topic: 2013 Public Bid Results
Replies: 195
Views: 29431

Re: 2013 Public Bid Results

Evergreen! nice job! its always a pleasure to read your posts - honest & straight forward! I loved working for you guys back in the 90's & into the mid 00's. Being transparent is a beautiful thing! I know how & why you do what you do! You have been a great mentor & example of treatment of your emplo...
by backcountrysister
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:06 am
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: Four-Pouch Planting Bags
Replies: 22
Views: 1762

Re: Four-Pouch Planting Bags

I assumed Bush-pro was the main manufacturer for the 4 baggers. I am curious, do other manufacturers have the same quality? I just always went with bush-pro but its nice to know about options. I wanted to add that , I too, found the bags to move forward as the season moved on- resting on the front o...
by backcountrysister
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Equipment Used by Planters
Topic: pimping out the old bags...
Replies: 20
Views: 2578

Re: pimping out the old bags...

Anyone try putting an arcteryx pad on planting bags with 4 pouches? From the sounds of the post it seems like people have only tried it with 3. I have the 4 bag set up with the arc'terx waist band. I love it! have been rocking this set up for about 5 seasons. I removed the bags completely off the o...
by backcountrysister
Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: These Boots Were Made For Walkin'
Topic: Viking Caulk Boot Sizing Help
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Viking Caulk Boot Sizing Help

I do that with Vibergs Are you talking about the Viberg 200 Woodsman ? Apparently the sole of that boot has been outsource and is no longer the same quality it used to be. The individual caulks get ripped out very easily. The new pair I bought for the 2012 Fall contract has too many caulks missing ...
by backcountrysister
Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: These Boots Were Made For Walkin'
Topic: Viking Caulk Boot Sizing Help
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Viking Caulk Boot Sizing Help

get a 9 and put the felt liners in. the only way to go, in my opinion. Agreed. I would personally stay away from the vikings. I never had good luck with them.they cut the top of my feet with bamas. Felt liners on the coast are a must.I do that with Vibergs. But get 2 pairs of felt liners that way y...
by backcountrysister
Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Next Generation Reforestation (NGR)
Replies: 66
Views: 13392

Re: Next Generation Reforestation (NGR)

I, personally, have never worked for Dom but Ive planted with him & Marchena. So, I can only base my opinion on my experience. both of them where professional & respectful. I worked for Dale this year in management. Dale was organized & there was no favoritism. I found camp life pretty good. We had ...
by backcountrysister
Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Next Generation Reforestation (NGR)
Replies: 66
Views: 13392

Re: Next Generation Reforestation (NGR)

Don't know about Marcena, but I would give Dom and Dale a skip. Having worked with Marchena, Dom & Dale. I think that your information is not correct. Although, I have planted with 2 of the 3. I would say that the above mentioned are professional, respectful & their camps run smoothly. Just curious...
by backcountrysister
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Next Generation Reforestation (NGR)
Replies: 66
Views: 13392

Re: Next Generation Reforestation (NGR)

You can expect this for 33 dollars a day in Alberta, and 25 in BC. its $30 in ab & $25 in BC. This allows for unlimited food budget & its worth every penny.I have worked for so many companies over the last 2 decades & I have grown tired of politics & BS. It was a happy relief to go with a company li...
by backcountrysister
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Strangest Pets in Camps
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Strangest Pets in Camps

seems Turtles are pretty common, along with blk cats! My old planting partner rescued a kitten & had it tied to her planting bags while she planted. It slept in the back bags or she would let it play around her with 12 ft peice of rope.
by backcountrysister
Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Corsair (formerly Backwoods)
Replies: 37
Views: 4679

Re: Corsair?

Corsair is owned by Jason lorraine who used to be back woods. they r based out of terrace. Im sure the old back woods # would be the way to track him down. U might wanna check what the message boards r saying ...
by backcountrysister
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: company websites?
Replies: 7
Views: 2189

Re: company websites?

Also, some of these companies are no longer! Grandy - retired, M & L - no longer- they actually are Nootka, Mountain & wild horse was absorbed by Timber line. just may want to do some editing on some info out there...
by backcountrysister
Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Best Rookie Questions
Replies: 155
Views: 13685

Re: Best Rookie Questions

Rookie: since we r leaving our motel..any chance I can bring my U brew kit & keep it in my tent at camp?

that is one for the books!
by backcountrysister
Sun May 27, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 22846

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

It is 1 hr from place of residents. I think this will effect all seasonal workers. Also, there is talk of sending workers to areas of Canada where there is work available( mines & tar sands). Go Conservatives..yeeah! they put the CON in conservative. I guess the Cunuckistanian National ski team will...
by backcountrysister
Tue May 08, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Treeplanting Porn
Replies: 14
Views: 1602

Re: Treeplanting Porn

Freakin BRILLIANT!! can I get a whoop whoop!!
by backcountrysister
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Coastal Snow Report
Replies: 14
Views: 1337

Re: Coastal Snow Report

Snowed out again in Port Alberni! looks like 5 - 10 cm in town!
by backcountrysister
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Coastal vs Interior
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Coastal vs Interior

Coaster! hahaha! I love it! I have always preferred the coast over the interior but with the priced dropping, seeing those 450 dollar days seem to have faded! long gone are the days of consistent decent prices for the glory of enduring cold frozen ground, rain blasting from all directions including ...
by backcountrysister
Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Western Pacific
Replies: 28
Views: 5945

Re: Western Pacific

Symbol of the Government of Canada Job Bank www.jobbank.gc.ca Skip to content | Skip to institutional links Check the help on Web Accessibility features Common menu bar links * Français * Home * Contact Us * Help * Search * canada.gc.ca Home > Search > Results > Job Advertisement Job Bank Links * Jo...
by backcountrysister
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Snow & start dates...
Replies: 37
Views: 2373

Snow & start dates...

It seems our start dates for the coast has changed it seems by the day...whats the latest for everyone out there?
March 14th.. for us
by backcountrysister
Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Khaira Enterprises
Replies: 330
Views: 6400

Re: Powell River Meltdown

http://www.cupw.ca/4/8/3/0/index1.shtml a "how to organize a union through Canadian Union of Postal workers" one example... what is shocking is that anybody can start a union & I have one example : Red mountain has the only union for the lifties in all of canada who is represented by the steel worke...
by backcountrysister
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Khaira Enterprises
Replies: 330
Views: 6400

Re: Powell River Meltdown

Last Year I was hired as a foreman for Microsite & found out later that it was all subcontract work under Dewan - who had work sharing with Khaira. I was left on blocks where I was the only 1st aider for up to 50 people & little communication to all of the blocks. Several issues involving payment, W...
by backcountrysister
Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:37 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Khaira Enterprises
Replies: 330
Views: 6400

Re: Khairi making news - another BCTS success story

http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Tree+ ... l#comments

another story ...I have quite alot of inside info concerning this company, Dewan & Microsite ...they all contract share and have all the same problems...
by backcountrysister
Sun May 02, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Khaira Enterprises
Replies: 330
Views: 6400

Re: Khaira Enterprises

Just an FYI ... Khaira enterprises & Dewan are a family project. the 2 companies are owned by brothers who share employees & contracts. I agree with Coaster. Nothing good will come of this. These guys make Osprey look decent.
by backcountrysister
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Best Rookie Questions
Replies: 155
Views: 13685

Re: Best Rookie Questions

Ok so i realize many of you won't believe this, but... "Is it ok I brought my bunny trixy?" & I thought when one of my rookies 'saved" a poor kitty cat from hill billies in the Koots was bad...she actually had a harness for this kitten with a long leash & would plant with it draging behind all day...
by backcountrysister
Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: 2010 season...what r u willing to work 4?
Replies: 132
Views: 10565

Re: 2010 season...what r u willing to work 4?

SO, I had a experience with Khaira last year. He is Dewan's brother. They low balled the work in Monty lake. Planters were rookies making 13 cents - trenches & frozen ground. The rookies - for the most part didnt speak english nore have any proper work gear. The crew planted and had guys behind them...
by backcountrysister
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Plantskydd
Replies: 11
Views: 7145

Re: Plantskydd

My first yr on the Coast which was in the Charlottes - we used Plantsyd. I found that depending on when its applied , it can be a bad experience or a good one. My first experience was rough. They applied it in the morning - into the boxed bare root Cedar trees - which were 315 D . I remember it bein...
by backcountrysister
Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Locked Out? Batlang Bombs
Replies: 57
Views: 6917

Re: Locked Out? Batlang Bombs

Theorix...Begging Brian for a job? HAHAHAHA! I dont think so! I already had work lined up ! although, I wanted some filler work. Who the hell R U to tell my story! I did give Brian Praise because he deserved it. How was I to know that the company wouldnt pay their planters I want to point out that I...
by backcountrysister
Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Dewan Enterprises
Replies: 43
Views: 1379

Re: Dewan Enterprises

Hammy
Who exactly would that half decent co. U speak of? Dont say Mikegrosite because they too sub contract 90% of their work & Im hearing all sorts of crap about that co. DO U mean Cottonwood? I had a couple of thier planters work form me this year & they where great!