Julie MacDougall

Julie MacDougall, RPF, started her career in the 90’s as a practicing field forester in Burns Lake and then as a resource manager in Vanderhoof before relocating to work as a District Manager with Alberta Parks for 10 years. Now back home in BC, the province is benefiting from her diverse background as she leads the Innovative Bioeconomy and Indigenous Opportunities, the Forest Carbon and Climate Services Branches and the Old Growth Strategic Review in her role as the Executive Director Strategic Initiatives, in the Office of the Chief Forester, Ministry of Forests.  As an avid backcountry mountain biker and backpacker, her love of spending time outdoors with friends and family only strengthens her resolve to see BC’s forests continue to thrive in a changing climate. Julie’s breadth of multi-sector natural resource planning and management experience in both British Columbia and Alberta offers insightful, first-hand knowledge of sustainable forest management and forest landscape planning.