Wildfire Risk Management

Forsite Fire is uniquely qualified in all aspects of wildland fire management. Our team draws upon their on-the-ground fire experience and professional qualifications to provide sound advice and solutions to clients seeking to increase their resilience to wildfire. Forsite Fire provides a wide array of products and services, including:

Wildfire Risk Management

  • Strategic landscape analysis
  • Industry wildfire risk support
  • Interface Fuel Hazard Assessments
  • Community Wildfire Resiliency Plans
  • Landscape Level Fuel Break Prescriptions and Tactical Plans
  • Fuel Management Prescriptions and Implementation

Community Level Planning

  • Community-based approach for municipalities and First Nation
  • CRI funding applications and administration
  • FireSmart Assessments, Neighbourhood Plans and Education Workshops

Fire Behaviour Modeling

  • Landscape level burn probability modeling
  • Wildfire modeling including Prometheus, BURN-P3, etc.
  • Fuel type assessments and mapping
  • Integration of remote sensing into wildland fuels assessments

Fuel Management & Prescribed Burning

Ecological Restoration

  • Habitat Analysis
  • Fire impact assessments and rehabilitation planning
  • Vegetation Monitoring Plans, Implementation and Reporting
  • Restoration operations
  • Leveraging multiple funding sources

Emergency Management

Wildfire Operations & Support

  • Wildfire incident management
  • Specialized wildfire operations services.
  • Fire control line assessment & rehabilitation
  • Contingency and advance planning
  • EOC staffing, coaching and mentorship

Training and Safety Fire Suppression Courses

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Contact John Davies or Randy Spyksma to learn more about Forsite’s Wildfire Risk Management services.

John Davies RPFSenior Wildland Fire Specialist
cell: 250-540-3473

Randy Spyksma RPF, MScSenior Planning Forester
tel: 250-832-3366 ext 218 cell: 250-804-6305


Below are some examples of the value we are providing clients.

Wildfire Risk Reduction – Fintry Protected Area

2022 to ongoing

In conjunction with Frontline Operations Group and BC Parks, Forsite is coordinating the development of a wildfire risk reduction prescription in Fintry Protected Area.

The project encompasses a total of 115 hectares and is intended to reduce the potential fire intensity within the Protected Area and adjacent to homes. While the prescription details are still in development, the prescription will primarily focus on reducing surface fuel loading, removing ladder fuel continuity, and removing suppressed conifers to increase canopy spacing.

The treatment specifications will be developed in accordance with land use objectives and will consider the inputs from stakeholder and First Nation engagement to ensure that the tactics employed will balance other land use values present within the project area.

Fuel Management Prescriptions - City of Quesnel

2018 to present

In follow-up to the city’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan, Forsite is involved in the development of fuel management prescriptions to support ongoing treatments. Work involves a range of sites including BC Parks, municipal lands and general provincial crown lands with treatments including both lighter touch hand-based treatments to more mechanized treatments that are generating volumes for local milling, while reducing fuels and balancing other stewardship considerations.

Wildfire Risk Management Plans – various clients

A wildfire management planning process that identifies, analyses and evaluates wildfire risks to support an improved understanding of the landscape. Management strategies are developed that explore forest management solutions to respond to the identified risks, and include opportunities for partnerships, collaborations, and funding.

Meet Some Of Our Clients

We work with great people across Canada.

Eleven Locations & Growing

Forsite’s geographic diversity and size provides economies of scale to deliver quality, timely and cost effective forest management services throughout Canada. Forsite acknowledges that the territories on which forestry is practiced, are traditional First Nations' lands. We conduct our business with the utmost respect for the traditional knowledge and practices of the Indigenous Peoples who have cared for the land and environment since time immemorial.

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Join Our Team

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.

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