Our Team

Forsite’s qualified staff have extensive knowledge and experience offering a full range of analysis options, management processes and forward-thinking programs for our clients. Our specialists have in depth understanding of the forest industry, tree conditions and the business of harvesting logs. We know how to identify harvest opportunities, we have the tools and understanding to cut through the complexity and the technical skills to develop harvest areas.

Timber Development

Our specialists have in depth understanding of the forest industry and the business of harvesting logs. We know how to identify harvest opportunities, we have the tools and understanding to cut through the complexity and the technical skills to develop harvest areas. We can help companies reach their STI targets, identify all constraints at a stand level and develop blocks that comply with legal/policy requirements, harvest profile considerations, and community and economic objectives.

  • Operational Planning
  • Cutblock / Road development
  • Cruising & Appraisals
  • Assessments & Prescriptions
  • Visual Impact Assessments
  • Riparian Assessments
  • Steep Slope Development
  • Timberland Valuations

Our clients realize the maximum value of their investment with LiDAR based operational planning

Forsite has both the operational forestry knowledge and the technology skills to ensure our clients realize maximum value from LiDAR based operational planning work. We provide efficient planning using detailed point feature information from LiDAR data combined to increase efficiency and reduce the costs of operational planning.

We calculate individual tree volumes and species identification in combination with terrain tools to design roads, stream crossings, locate cutblock boundaries based on timber values and engineering constraints and account for stream and riparian locations with a high degree of confidence and accuracy.

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Engineering

Road construction is one of the biggest cost items with respect to cut block development, and even more so in steep terrain.

  • Level 2/3 Road Traverse
  • Level 2/3 Geometric Road Design

Silviculture

Effective silviculture programs are becoming increasingly important as harvest and reforestation activities shift to more challenging stands. At Forsite, we can help ensure you meet your obligations by providing either full phase silviculture activities or individual silviculture services.

  • Silviculture Liability, Management, Assessment & Reporting
  • Reforestation/Planting Supervision & Management
  • Government Program Management

Elephant hills case study

Forsite was asked by the Province of BC to manage the silviculture activities for this fire using Forest Carbon Initiative funding. Communications were coordinated by the Thompson Rivers Natural Resources Region between all stakeholders in the area. All activities from helicopter recces, surveys, planting prescriptions, planting planning, tendering contracts to tree planters, implementing planting programs and following up with survival surveys were covered by the provincial funding.

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Timber Valuations and Harvest Management

Forsite can support the valuation of timberlands through field-based reviews and/or model-based assessments of net present value (future cash flows).

Get in Touch

Stacey Tress, RFT

MANAGER – BC SOUTHERN INTERIOR FOREST OPERATIONS

Tel: 250-832-3366 (Ext 2207)

[email protected]

James Dawkin, RFT

MANAGER – BC NORTHERN INTERIOR FOREST OPERATIONS

Tel: 250-596-8019 (Ext 1053)

[email protected]

Rick Kooistra, RPF

ASSISTANT MANAGER – SILVICULTURE
BC SOUTHERN INTERIOR FOREST OPERATIONS

Tel: 250-832-3366 (Ext 2207)

[email protected]

Jeremy Beal, RPF

OPERATIONS & PLANNING
MANAGER – ALBERTA

[email protected]

Darryl Sande, RPF

OPERATIONS MANAGER – SASKATCHEWAN

[email protected]

Murray Ward, RPF

ASSISTANT MANAGER – BC SOUTHERN INTERIOR
FOREST OPERATIONS & FREDERICTON

Tel: 250-372-0444 (Ext 1032)

[email protected]

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