It was summer 2009. Nick and Mika Meyer were soon to be married, living in their camper while renovating their house. The couple had returned from a winter and spring full of forestry work abroad. Contract after contract, the aftermath of pine beetle infestation is dealing with a trail of “bugwood” in the Northwest.
Twilight dimmed their wooded property. A small campfire was burning bright as they sat on pine firewood rounds and discussed their future.
“I don’t want to work in the bush any more.” Mika confessed abruptly. “I need a job where I feel more connected to the community…I want to be home”