At Forsite we will excel by being a flexible, adaptable, people oriented business that grows and profits by creating value for our customers and opportunities for our employees. We will apply our skills, knowledge and technologies to be the best forest management company.
We are an innovative company that takes pride in delivering cost-effective services. The quality of our work is reflected by the fact that the majority of our work is repeat business from satisfied customers. We are leaders in forestry technology through our commitment to innovation through technology development and application. This allows Forsite to create a competitive advantage and build value for our customers.
Forsite is unrivaled in the diversity and depth of forestry knowledge and skills we can apply to create innovative and collaborative solutions from strategic timber supply to on-the-ground forest operations. Internally, Forsite is comprised of business units that focus on different components of the forest management process. We provide expertise in 10 different service areas and our organizational structure allows us to develop specialists in each area, while still providing a complete forest management solution at a corporate level.
We employ a staff of over 130 employees and maintain 9 office locations in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Forsite’s geographic diversity and size provides economies of scale to deliver quality, timely and cost effective forest management services throughout Canada.
Incorporated in 1987, Forsite has been delivering effective natural resource management and development services to government and industry clients for 30 years.
Started in Salmon Arm, BC by a small group of committed professionals focused on operational delivery of timber development and reforestation, Forsite has grown to be a leading provider of integrated forest land development and management services to clients across Western Canada and the world. We focus on client service and value, delivering solutions that make operational sense to our clients’ bottom line.
Forsite’s focus is on creating value for our clients in the area of forest management. Whether it is individual specialty services or a full program management solution, we strive to ensure we have satisfied customers by providing a quality product, in a timely manner, for a fair price.
April 12, 2021 - Forsite enters into a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Ember Research Services Ltd. to further our commitment to providing excellence and innovation in wildfire management services. Read more about this new partnership here.
November 23, 2020 - Forsite takes its guidance regarding COVID-19 from public health officials and is committed to remaining current with changing conditions and requirements. We will always take the necessary steps to address the challenges COVID-19 brings and keep workers safe. Click to read our updated COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.
November 9, 2020 – Forsite hosted their second live webinar on "Finding Fibre in a Constrained Land Base” on Thursday, November 5th. Learn about innovative solutions for locating available fibre. Approaches covered include land base reporting products and forest estate modelling tools.
July 26, 2020 – Forsite hosted a live webinar, “Maximize the Return on Your LiDAR Investment” on Thursday, July 9th from 10:30-11:30am. Learn how LiDAR data can improve forest management outcomes while reducing costs and safety issues. The presentation covered new approaches/tools for advanced forest inventories, operational planning, watershed management, wildlife habitat management, and more. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.
Woodco was incorporated in 2003 with a focus on the acquisition, sorting and merchandising of log products. The business has evolved and grown since that time and we have added milling and manufacturing of mat and bridge products. Our facilities are located in Barriere, BC – 45 minutes north of Kamloops. Woodco harvests and/or purchases 60,000m3 of logs per year, generates 9 million fbm of timber and lumber products and produces 4000 units of various timber mats and bridge components. Woodco works with major forest companies and First Nations and government to secure log supply and ensure a consistent supply of wood products to an ever growing list of satisfied customers. Woodco's focus is to get the right product to the right customer at the right time.
Vivid Solutions Inc. is located in Victoria, British Columbia and specializes in .NET and Java development solutions. Vivid also has specialized skills in GML and Geo Spatial development and has been providing software development services since 1996. Forsite has partnered with Vivid to create the only stand-alone application to support electronic submissions of spatial and attribute information to the government of BC
eziLink™ can be used as a stand-alone application or can be integrated through plug-ins with any existing Forest Management Systems that may already be installed by our clients.
Onsite Engineering Ltd. is a privately held multidisciplinary firm with offices throughout British Columbia. Onsite provides professional engineering, geotechnical, project management, and natural resource services. Onsite has a proven track record of project management that ensures timelines and cost expectations are met while delivering consistently high quality and long-term solutions to complex problems.
Ember Research Services Ltd. was established in 1994 to provide Wildland fire management services to government and private sector clients. Ember’s staff have over 60 years of combined experience in the fire management field. Services offered include: Wildfire Growth Modeling, Fire Weather Forecasting, Wildfire Incident Support, Wildfire Risk Assessments and Exposure Analysis, Wildfire Management Plans, Development of Wildfire Decision Support Systems, Wildfire Behaviour Reviews, Wildfire Origin and Cause Investigations, Expert Reports and Testimony, Training and Technology Transfer.
Forsite is committed to providing a safe work environment for our staff. Forsite has been SAFE certified with the BC Forest Safety Council since 2007, COR safety certified by the Alberta Government in partnership with the Alberta Safety Council since 2018, and SECOR certified with the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association since 2020.
This process includes development of a full corporate safety plan, assessments of workplace hazards, and development of related procedures. Employees are empowered to manage their safety situation, reporting any safety concerns to their manager and the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee for immediate attention. Safety concerns, near misses or incidents are tracked and managed to ensure resolution and an overall reduction in safety challenges.
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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