Noel is involved in the development and distribution of extension services within the Province as well as management of planting and applied research projects. He is an active member within the Canadian Institute of Forestry and on the council of the Rocky Mountain Section. Noel possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Hydrology and Hydro-Geology and has been working in forest management for the past 25 years. He has experience working on both Public and private lands in forest management, reforestation and reclamation. Noel has worked in both government and industry across the entire province of Alberta.