Logging Department

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The USIB Logging department Works primarily for Weyerhaeuser Princeton under contract and employees 10 – 15 people year around (with the exception of Spring break-up) depending on the number of shifts running. Logging operations are conventional ground-based Falling & Skidding and currently produce approximately 100,000 – 120,000 cubic meters of logs per year for the Weyerhaeuser Princeton mill.

The Logging Dept. is in the process of replacing its older logging equipment with newer more productive machines to meet our client’s contract efficiency requirements and ensure our crew are equipped with safe and reliable machines. This replacement program started approximately 2 years ago and is scheduled to complete by the end of 2020. The Logging department has also installed and setup a new Cardlock Fuel Station in Princeton and are undergoing upgrades to the Princeton office.

Meet the Logging Manager, Mark Marton

“I grew up in Westbank and still reside there with my wife, Kandace. After graduating High School, I went on to complete my Technical and University Forestry education. I am a member of the Association of BC Forestry Professionals (ABCFP) and have worked in various forestry and logging related activities, which includes the USIB 20 years ago when the Princeton office first opened. I thoroughly enjoy being out on the land which is probably why I have a passion for gardening and other outdoor activities.”

Meet the Operations Foreman, Dave Brewer

“I am a member of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band and grew up in the Tulameen area near Princeton with a large family. I met my wife in Princeton and we currently reside there. I have been working in the logging industry since I was 16 with the sawmill and have extensive knowledge in all areas of logging operations, which includes running the equipment.”

Meet the Logging Administrator – Leasa Conley

“I am a member of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band, grew up in Clearwater, and moved to the Okanagan area after High School graduation. I guess you can say that logging is in my blood, as my father was a logger, my husband Randy is a logger in Princeton, and I am now the Administrator for the logging department (which I love). When I am not at work you can find me in the stables spending time with my horses and participating in competitive barrel racing.”