NATS Instructor, Conservationist and Thrill Seeker Johnny Korthuis (@johnnykorthuis) recently traveled to the Canadian Rockies as part of The Nature Conservancy. Johnny and his team climbed to the top of healthy white bark pine trees, caging their pine cones with screens to protect them from being eaten by passing wildlife. This allows the cones to reach maturity, when their seeds can be harvested and later replanted. The white bark pine is an endangered species, and the population has dropped significantly in recent years.
As a forestry worker, take a moment to consider your job. The terrain is rough. You never know if there will be snow, mud, or other conditions that make it difficult for you to get a strong footing. You are using high powered machines, and you are moving at a fast pace. These are just a few of the reasons why you need to upgrade your boots so you can match the challenges of your job.