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Forestry
Consulting

We work with our clients to provide expert forest management solutions that allow them to remain competitive.

Providing a range of forest planning services from designing harvest designs, road systems, to the ongoing measurement of forest growth. Our team of professionals bring a wide range of expertise to the table in conjunction with advanced knowledge of the use of the latest spatial data and remote sensing technologies to provide innovative solutions to our clients.

Forestry Consulting Services

Working within Alberta’s forest industry, we participate in all phases of operational forest planning from the development of the general development plan, preliminary harvest design, layout and final harvest plan.

Our forest planning team represent our clients in discussions with regulators, trappers, Indigenous communities and any other stakeholders.

Our team work with the latest GIS hardware, software and data that allow us to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions to the challenges facing todays industry.

Our team provides a diverse range of land use services from obtaining land use agreements, responding to and issuing land use agreements, through to obtain regulatory approvals for new applications.

We have mapped out work flows and decision-making rules that allow us to process a wide range of land-use requests on behalf of our clients in an efficient manner. We have experience managing a diverse range of land-use needs, such as obtaining or providing CTL/FMA consents, road use, pipeline crossing, or proximity agreements. Working with our clients we have built mobile GIS solutions to help ensure this information is available to operations staff.

Measurement of key forest characteristics such as species, volume, density and quality are important aspects of understanding the forest. These characteristics can greatly influence industrial, cultural and ecological interactions with the forest. On an ecological level, different stand types provide shelter and support to different species of both flora and fauna. On a cultural level, different forest stand types provide a range of intrinsic timber and non-timber values to local communities. Finally, at the industrial level, to adequately plan and execute operations involving the removal of trees from the land base it is important to clearly understand the volume, quality and merchantability of the stands and trees. Our professional staff are qualified to conduct necessary forest mensuration surveys.

Our forestry and GIS staff work in collaboration to develop an estimate of the volume of timber from industrial projects such as oil sands, pipelines, powerlines, and gravel pits. Using a combination of forest inventory data, LIDAR, imagery, and ground truthing, we will determine the volume by species on a project. We can also work with the local forestry mills to determine log quality specifications, and to negotiate the sales of the timber.

Spatial Data Analysis

Spatial data analysis is integral to making wise and well-informed decisions, based on data, not hunches. GIS allows you to overlay various data sets to assess, understand, question, interpret and visualize spatial data. This is instrumental in delineating relationships and ultimately revealing patterns and trends.

Spatial Data Management

A spatial data management system maximizes the value of GIS, enabling managers to make quicker and more confident decisions. As the volume of location-based data continues to grow exponentially, a lot of time and money is invested in creating and collecting data. Without effective spatial data management, much of this data could be lost or inaccessible to future projects.

Mapping

An effective map conveys accurate information and communicates exactly what you need — and no more. Excellent maps are not only accurate and up to date, they clearly display the right information you need in the format that works best for your situation. Never again be on site with missing data or features, or overly complex or inaccurate maps.

We help these sectors

Forestry

Our team of professional foresters specialize in operational planning, and help our clients prepare the General Development Plan, their preliminary and final harvest plans, including block layout, and then help to obtain the regulatory permits for annual harvesting operations.
We have experience in managing the field level data collection, and then the collation and analysis of data associated with Temporary Sample Plots, Permanent Sample Plots, research plots and timber cruising.

Oil and Gas

Utilizing a combination of LIDAR, AVI, and ground plots, we prepare timber salvage plans for clients that are clearing sites and need help with determining the volumes of timber, and with the sale of timber to mills.

Government

Completing field work required for the ongoing measurement of permanent sample plots and forestry research projects.

Indigenous Communities

Our team will help to develop forest management plans to manage the forest for the values of the community, while integrating a combination of scientific and traditional ecological knowledge into the plan.

Private Land Owners

Working with a group of partners, we can help private land holders to determine the feasibility of pursuing carbon offset revenue through the assessment of different management scenarios by comparing the results of timber supply and carbon budget modelling.

Experienced and Trusted

For 12 years clients have trusted us to consistently deliver high-quality service and cost effective solutions.

Let's start on your project:780-756-0510