News & Updates

Scratching the Surface: Viewing in the Chilcotins

Mar
15
Mar
15

By Matt Robertson

In forestry we have the unique opportunity of traveling among some of our planet’s more exotic landscapes. Be it the Great Bear Rainforest of the central coast or the northern Boreal, each wilderness area has its own unique identity. These areas are part of the draw that brings 350 people back each year to work in our BC operations. Amongst these stunning landscapes are cultures whose histories range some 300 years ago from first contact with European and Asian settlers searching for resources and a new life, to the First Nations people who began to populate the Americas perhaps as much as 40,000 years ago.

Discovery with The Gitxsan: Tree-planting at Summer Camp

Mar
15
Mar
15

By Marley Meinzinger

The very first Gitxsan Career Discovery Forestry Camp took place outside of picturesque Hazleton, BC at the end of July, 2014. A group of 20 Gitxsan youth from the community high school challenged themselves to a weeklong experience of living in a bush camp and being immersed in the world of tree planting and other forestry careers.

Brinkman Forest Ltd. Contributes to SFU's Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business Leadership Program

Oct
27
Oct
27

For over a decade Brinkman Forest Ltd. has been fortunate enough to work with First Nations communities in northwest British Columbia, forming strong partnerships that create value and spur economic development in the region. Traditionally these partnerships focused on the management of forest resources, which remains the core of what Brinkman Forest Ltd. offers its clients today.

Ecosystems Self-Assemble: Preview of Dirk's SAF/CIF "Restore the Land" Presentation

Oct
2
Oct
2

Next week Brinkman Group co-founder, CEO and self-taught forest scientist, Dirk Brinkman will join North America’s leading Forest wizards, at the largest Forest Science Research conference in the world.

Brinkman Group and The Music Tree: The Music That Comes From the Trees

Jul
4
Jul
4

Childhood friends Aaron Ross and Levon Kendall formed their non-profit charitable organization, The Music Tree, to build an “inspirational organization working to foster musical and ecological growth in our communities.” The roots of The Music Tree’s vision run very deep in several ways with the Brinkman Group’s tree planting legacy.

Dirk's 2014 Greeting of Gratitude: Building an Ecological Civilization

Jan
23
Jan
23

By Dirk Brinkman, CEO and Co-Founder Brinkman Group

It is with great gratitude for the incredible individuals with which I am privileged to work, that I awoke into the first workday of 2014. By virtue of your incredible capacity, dedication, integrity and commitment, the Brinkman Group has lead local sustainable solutions over 40 some years.

A Smile is Greater than the Sum of its Teeth: Planting to Pay the Dentist

Jan
11
Jan
11

By Leah Scheitel

“Love is when you’re missing some of your teeth, but you’re not afraid to smile, because you know your friends will love you even though some of you is missing.” -Emma K. Age 6

 

Salute to Lisa Houle: A Forest Safety Ambassador

Jan
10
Jan
10

By Timo Scheiber

Many of Lisa’s positions with Brinkman were created just for her, to make sure we got the best from her considerable skills at any given time. So, as many of us have, she grew in her career with the company and took on new challenges and greater responsibility. 

Brinkman Art Cache: Seasonal Worker Equals Non-Starving Artist

Dec
29
Dec
29

By Baba Brinkman

The life of an aspiring artist requires a fine balancing act between dedication to honing a craft that doesn’t pay much just yet, and working a “day job” to pay bills in the meantime. If only you could dedicate all your time to music/painting/jewelry/writing, the promised land of financial self-sufficiency would come so much sooner! That’s why artists have always been attracted to the seasonal magic of tree planting.

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