Women In Forestry

Logging lifer: BC contractor Shelley Stewart on building her business

March 4, 2020
By Maria Church Avatar photo
Presented by:
Wood Business
Women in Forestry

Shelley Stewart was raised in the world of logging and ranching in the B.C. Interior. At 19 years old, she bought her first log truck and launched Bar S Trucking. In 2015 she added 14 pieces of logging equipment and became a full-phase logging contractor under the name Bar S Ventures. A member of the Okanagan Nation, Shelley won the 2020 Young Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.

Watch the BDC’s video about Shelley and her business:


Read CFI‘s Q&A with Shelley here.


This post is part of CFIPulp & Paper Canada and Canadian Biomass’ Women in Forestry project celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8. Find more content here and follow on social media with the hashtag #WomeninForestry, as well as #IWD2020 and #EachforEqual.