Victor Short is the Forestry Field Supervisor at Openlands and works with arborist apprentices to achieve their first-year work experience in Openlands’ apprenticeship program. Victor believes in the importance of teaching apprentices about trees to help them learn more about the way they function in our ecosystem. In 2017, Victor worked as a crew supervisor for Cardno where he supervised a maintenance crew for the Chicago Park District natural areas. Victor is a commercial IL pesticide applicator, an IL Burn Manager through the IDNR, and an NWGC wildland firefighter S-130, S-190, L-180, I-100, S-290. He has EPA Brownfield environmental waste training, a 40hr Hazwoper certificate, 4-HR Flagger Training, 4-HR Confined Space and Chainsaw Training, OSHA and ANSI topics/field instruction, Chicago Wilderness Prescription Burn, Forklift Operation Training, and CPR/First Aid Certification. He received training at Greencorps Chicago, where he graduated in 2013.
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