Lemare has been providing full phase timber harvesting services to the British Columbia coastal forest industry since 1984. For 35 years, the Lemare team has been driven by professional accountability and an uncompromising will to succeed. Our culture is defined by an overriding commitment to safety, environmental stewardship and consistently delivering value to our clients.
Lemare employs over 400 people on Northern Vancouver Island and Coastal British Columbia. Annual harvesting has exceeded 1,000,000 cubic meters for the past fifteen years. We are engaged in projects with partner organizations, clients, First Nations and communities throughout the region and North America. Our commitment to the environment and sustainable resource management is seen in our unparalleled professional experience, accountability and value assurances.
Lemare provides stable employment, training and career development opportunities, support for local communities, and collaborative management strategies. These are the hallmarks of our forestry operations and exemplify our commitment to our team, our strategic partners and the North Island community.
We welcome you to engage with us and understand the difference.
HEALTH & SAFETY:
OUR WORK, OUR CULTURE
The Lemare Group is BC Forest Safety Council Safe Certified. Our employees and management collaborate to create safe working conditions so that each team member returns home safe at the end of the day.
Our safety culture and occupational health & safety program has gained recognition from industry stakeholders.
CAREERS, EMPLOYMENT &
Lemare's 400 employees work in varied disciplines. We offer careers in:
Forestry planning and operations
Machine shop and mechanical apprenticeships
Office and clerical
Camp services and culinary fields
ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL, & GIS SERVICES
Lemare offers professional resource, construction and forestry planning and engineering services.
Lemare provides a comprehensive spectrum of Professional skills and services that will make your resource development project work.
Safety, environmental stewardship, stable employment, training and career development opportunities, support for local communities, and collaborative management strategies are the hallmarks of our forestry operations..
Our collaborative efforts have seen some of the most productive partnerships on the Coast of British Columbia.
C&E Roadbuilders Ltd. constructs more forestry access roads than the next three largest competitors combined. In addition to forestry construction, deactivation and reclamation, C&E actively participates in non-forestry construction projects including highways, rural access roads, green energy and energy sector construction.
Stewardship, sustainability, exceeding client expectations and safety guide our approach to construction.
Lions Gate Forest Products Ltd. (Lions Gate) provides comprehensive forest management services for our internally owned tenures and those of our clients.
Lions Gate helps their clients navigate the Province's legislation and policy that govern public tenure.
Lions Gate has a proven history of successful negotiations with the Province to optimize our clients' forest tenure opportunities.
FIRST NATIONS & INDIGENOUS PARTNERSHIPS
We are committed to working collaboratively, constructively, and respectfully in the Traditional Territories of British Columbia's First Nations. For years our collaborative efforts have resulted in the most productive partnerships on the Coast.
Under the mutual understandings developing with UNDRIP, we are already proven in our relationships with Indigenous partners, exemplifying a committed and equitable approach for all.
We offer full-service tenure management, timber development and policy analysis services. These services include collaborative representation of our First Nations partner's interests in Provincial and private negotiations.
We help our partners leverage and maximize the economic and cultural values of ecosystem based resource management.
COMMUNITY & ECONOMY: SUPPORTING RURAL BRITISH COLUMBIA AND OUR HOME
Lemare is proud to make our home on Northern Vancouver Island. Many of our staff and employees were born and raised here, and many have relocated to this extraordinary part of the world through professional opportunity.
We are committed to the North Island community and support many initiatives including:
Trade and academic scholarships
Community infrastructure projects
Food bank and breakfast club
Multiple youth sports
Big House construction and numerous infrastructure projects within our Indigenous communities
Job creation partnerships
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP & RECLAMATION: PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Lemare is committed to the health of the forest and the environment. Our team works with government, First Nations, licensees, community and private enterprise to ensure that our practices not only meet but also exceed government standards.
Lemare's fibre recovery strategies and ecosystem management plans are innovative and lead the industry.
We are proud of the environmental reclamation projects we have executed to help restore ecosystem processes. Our team of natural resource professionals work to minimize and mitigate environmental impacts in all our operations.
The Province of British Columbia has some of the most comprehensive forest management planning in the world. Click on the underlined links to learn more.
FORESTRY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA Resources and Links