Forsite works with clients across Canada to develop forest management plans that meet regulatory requirements and clearly define strategic management direction for tenured forest areas.
These services include:
Forsite provides strategic planning solutions and support for a wide range of specific problems:
We provide efficient operational planning to assist our clients attain harvest approvals and increase standing timber inventory. We can offer clients a complete package of services from plan generation to final cutblock submissions and we understand that data management and attention to detail are key in finalizing government submissions. Using the latest 3D softcopy technology and LiDAR data layers we create “Buncher Ready” operationalized plans that enable focused field checks and establishing predetermined boundaries – time savings!
Our services include:
For further information on Operational Planning Services offered by our Alberta office, click here.
At Forsite, we care about scenic values and social responsibilities - often we are judged solely on how a project looks. We also understand the dynamics and complexity of delivering wood to the mill. That is why our team of visual resource management (VRM) experts can help you to incorporate visual landscape design principles into your operational and strategic planning. We take the time to understand your needs and offer support every step of the way.
The potential influence of climate change on forest and natural resource management is a pre-eminent challenge of our day. An effective response to these risks needs to involve 1) deciphering of climate predictions, 2) understanding potential impact on land and natural resources and 3) development of mitigation or adaptation strategies.
We offer a number of risk assessment services:
Wildfire is a shared public risk. It is important that government agencies be knowledgeable in wildfire management and have prevention plans in place. Forsite works with local and provincial governments to identify associated risks, both within and, surrounding local communities. In addition, Forsite assists in deciphering potential treatments that would be beneficial in reducing wildfire risk.
Forsite also offers strategic wildfire risk management planning (WRMP) professional services at a landscape level, typically beyond the 2km wildland urban interface (WUI) boundary.
The objectives of a WRMP process include:
These strategic plans are based on the principles of risk management found in the CAN/CSA-ISO 31000-10 Risk Management - Principles and Guidelines Standards.
Road access on the landbase is needed to support development but also has the potential to have unintended impacts on other values. Bridging the gap between opposing perspectives (“Close the road!” “Keep that trail open!”) requires a systematic approach that is predicated on mutual respect and a structured and transparent planning process. We are able to bridge the gap, through focused operational deactivation planning to complex multi stakeholder access management planning processes.
We work with great people across Western Canada.
Forsite’s geographic diversity and size provides economies of scale to deliver quality, timely and cost effective forest management services throughout Western Canada.Contact Us
If you have a strong passion for forestry and would like to be part of a professional, fun, and exciting team with opportunities for growth using the latest in forest technology, then Forsite may be the company for you. In addition to a challenging and rewarding work environment, Forsite provides flexible schedules, competitive wages, a solid benefits package, supported professional development, and a company matched pension program.Learn More