Darin Brown, RFT

Owner/Safety Manager

Originally from Crousetown, Nova Scotia, Darin worked early on in his career in the Maritime Forest Industry harvesting and selling Christmas trees, logs and pulp to local sawmills from his family farm located in the South Shore.
Darin graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College with his Cartographic Technician Certificate and then went on to the British Columbia Institute of Technology where he graduated with his Forest Technologist Certificate in 1991.
After spending a summer as part of the Coastal BC Timber Cruising team with Fletcher Challenge Canada Ltd., Darin spent five years consulting and supervising crews throughout Western Canada (Alberta and British Columbia). While working for Reid Collins and Associates and Timberland Consultants Ltd., he provided Timber Cruising, Engineering, Danger Tree Assessment and Ecological Classification expertise for the Private and Crown sectors of the Canadian Forest Industry.
In 1996, Darin moved to Vancouver Island, accepting an engineering position with MacMillan Blodell at their Sproat Lake Operation in Port Alberni, BC. Darin was part of a crew of six Engineers who managed an annual cut of 350,000m3 on TFL 44 until the doors of the operation were shut in 2003.
Darin then returned to the BC Forest Industry as a consultant in 2003 with co-owner Greg Leachman, of Precision West Resource Consultants Ltd. In 2007 Precision West formed a partnership with Darren Hiller of DRH Consulting and the group founded Meridian Forest Services Ltd.
Darin and his professional team at Meridian Forest Services Ltd. are committed to providing clients with effective, efficient and safe full-phase engineering services throughout British Columbia.

Recent Projects

  • TimberWest - Engineering (East Coast Vancouver Island)
  • Huu-ay-aht First Nation - Community Forest and First Nation Woodlands Tenure Engineering
  • Western Forest Products - Engineering (Port Alberni, Gold River, Mainland Coast)
  • Island Timberlands - Engineering
  • Hancock Forest Management - Engineering
  • Alberni Community Forest - Engineering
  • BC Timber Sales - Strait of Georgia, Port Alberni Field Team - Engineering