Mark MacPhail is UINR’s Director of Forestry. Mark oversees the daily operations of our forestry contractors. Everything from planning and laying out the areas for harvest, supervising the jobs, and ensuring all environmental concerns are met while meeting UINR’s production quota. Mark also supervises all private land silviculture operations in Cape Breton and Victoria counties.
One of Mark’s noteworthy projects has been the re-establishment of Black Ash. This involved travelling throughout the province identifying trees and collecting any viable seeds, followed by germinating the seeds and distributing the seedlings to the communities.
Mark also participates in a lynx recovery plan that involves tracking and live trapping to attach radio collars to the lynx for monitoring.
A Team Canada member in arm wrestling, Mark also holds multiple provincial powerlifting records. In his spare time, he grows exotic trees and shrubs.
“The most rewarding thing for me has been the growth of UINR’s forestry division. Over the last 6 years, we have become one of NewPage’s most valued partners.”