Preoteasa - Vegetation Surveys - Burnaby, BC, Canada

Mircea Preoteasa

Burnaby, BC, Canada


Vegetation Surveys


Collected vegetation resource inventory data for the Ministry of Forest.
Measured parameters of forest structure in sample plots.
Laid out sample plots through GPS and standard survey procedures.

Work History


British Columbia Institute of Technology


• Re-vegetation on disturbed soils at the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest UBC - analyzed
major re-vegetation limitations on former landing sites, proposed treatment options.
• Lost Lagoon water quality rehabilitation - data gap analysis, bathymetric mapping, for the
Stanley Park Ecology Society and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.
• Acadia Forest Restoration in the Pacific Spirit Regional Park - returning the ecosystem to the natural trajectory, for the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks.
• Logan Lake Golf Course Wetland Restoration - re-vegetation, invasive plant control,
effectiveness monitoring, for the MOE, Logan Lake community.

Vegetation Resource Inventory Photo Interpretation Specialist

H.S. Wood Arteffects Inc., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

From November 2011

Mapped terrestrial ecosystem elements from aerial photography.
Performed vegetation stereo photo-interpretation, generated vegetation GIS layers.
Collected ecosystem inventory data, land cover components and ecosystem classification.
Compiled vegetation inventory data from multiple sources into personal geodatabases.

Investment Forester

Investment and Renewal Forester

Caransebes Forest Research District, Ministry of Forests in Romania

Research Coordinator

Caransebes Forest Research District, Ministry of Forests


Forest Vegetation Management Planner

Forest Research and Management Institute

Caransebes, Romania


Terrestrial Restoration Project Pacific Spirit Regional Park - Acadia Forest

Acadia Forest, as a part of the Pacific Spirit Regional Park, is a degraded forest
ecosystem. Sixty years ago this area had been cleared and prepared for a development
that never happened
. Alder and black cottonwood seedlings replaced the old-growth
coniferous mixture. The deciduous forest, consisting in a mixture of pioneer species, is
now in a state of advanced decay. Under natural conditions, this forest would regenerate
by itself with appropriate species for the next successional stage, but the lack of seed
banks and seed sources has inhibited this process.
There is a high probability that due to invasive plant species, that are already present in
the surrounding areas, the new openings created by the fallen trees will be invaded by
noxious weeds. This ecological restoration project offers management strategies
designed to assist Acadia Forest towards a natural successional trajectory.
The Coastal Douglas-fir is one of the most endangered forest ecosystem type in British
Columbia. The
Pacific Spirit Regional Park Management Plan states as park's
conservation objective is to retain the Park's significant features in as natural state as
possible. Helping this forest to recover its natural characteristics will result in an
improvement of overall ecosystem functional parameters such as: biodiversity,
resilience, wildlife habitat and recreation values. The removal of decaying trees along
the park trails is a safety priority.
The main goal of this project is to initiate the regeneration of a forest structure
composed of native species appropriate to the
Coastal Douglas Fir ecosystem. The
treatments will combine removal of diseased trees, invasive plant control, old tree
removal and planting of native trees and shrubs, coarse woody debris enhancement and
maintenance of urban-forest interface.

Qualifications & Certifications


Transilvania University

Ecological Restoration

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Emanoil Gojdu - Oradea, Romania

Management Corporation

H.S. Wood Arteffects Inc.

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