Darren Hiller, RFT


Originally from Prince George, BC, Darren began his forestry career in 1986 working as a landing bucker for a small logging company in the summers prior to graduating from high school. In 1991 Darren moved to the Queen Charlotte Islands where he continued working as a landing and sort bucker. In 1992 Darren began working as an excavator operator constructing roads and harvesting cutblocks. This experience proved valuable and aided with a new job offer in 1994.

In 1994 Darren started working for MacMillan Bloedel, Queen Charlotte Division as a Forest Engineer, where by 1997 he had progressed to an Engineer Crewman IV.

Darren and his family left the Queen Charlotte Islands in the summer of 1997 and moved to Terrace BC where he enrolled in the Forestry Technician program at the local college. He graduated from the North West Community College in the spring of 2000 with his Forest Technologist Diploma. During this period he worked for West Fraser Mills in Terrace BC doing engineering layout in Chambers Creek and the Nass River Valley.

Darren and his family moved to Vancouver Island in the spring of 2000 to work for Weyerhaeuser in their Franklin River Division. He worked there as a Technician III doing layout and managing their salvage program until the fall of 2001 when he started up his own forestry consulting firm “DRH Forestry Consulting”.

In 2005, Darren became a member of the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT).

In 2007, DRH Forestry Consulting formed a partnership with Precision West Resource Consultants Ltd and the group founded Meridian Forest Services Ltd.

Darren 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