Canadian Forest Service employee directory

Jeff Dechka

Director, Forest Information
Pacific Forestry Centre
506 Burnside Road West
Victoria, British Columbia, V8Z 1M5

Tel.: (250) 298-2308


  • leads the Forest Information Division comprised of over forty scientific and professional staff
  • responsible for national programs including the National Forest Information System, National Forest Inventory, and Earth Observation for Sustainable Development of Forests, in cooperation with other NRCan-CFS Branches, other federal agencies and departments, provinces and territories; and
  • oversees earth observation and interoperability research activities related to forestry at the Pacific Forestry Centre.


  • B.Sc. (Geography), Brandon University; M.A. (Geography), University of Waterloo.