These were the companies exhibiting at the Changing Landscapes, New Opportunities conference.
Airborne Imaging Inc. is a Canadian based full service mapping company. We use the latest, leading edge technology and have operated throughout British Columbia and North America since 2004. Between 2015 and 2016 alone, we have averaged almost 18,000 square km annually, of high density LiDAR and digital imagery for British Columbia clients in forestry, mining, land development, hydro, and exploration.
Our field project managers have been working with LiDAR and GPS mapping systems since their introduction in the 1990’s. All senior project managers and operations managers have extensive field experience and have been with Airborne Imaging since our inception. Due to their expertise, we are proud to have a zero lost time rating throughout our existence.
Airborne currently operates four advanced aerial LiDAR systems: two Leica-ALS70-HP (MPIA) and two Reigl LMS Q-1560. All systems represent a high level of capability in commercial LiDAR acquisition systems in terms of both accuracy and productivity.
Our processing and GIS group edits all data and creates the value added deliverables our forestry clients need. We deliver a top end product at reasonable pricing, and our clients can feel confident their data is managed by professional, Canadian based employees.
The BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) is a not-for-profit society funded by industry to promote and support health and safety in the forest harvesting, sawmill, and pellet mill manufacturing industries. The BCFSC was founded and is supported by all major forestry organizations in BC and works with forestry employers, workers, unions, contractors, and the provincial government agencies to implement changes necessary to eliminate fatalities and serious injuries in the forest sector.
The BCFSC provides technical and administrative support to numerous industry working groups dedicated to improving safety in their particular operational areas of expertise in addition to delivering safety certification, training, safety system audits, and advocacy services that are compliant with WorkSafeBC regulations and guidelines. The BCFSC is also a WorkSafeBC certifying partner for the Certificate of Recognition (COR) program.
More than 5,000 forestry companies are registered in the Safety Accord Forestry Enterprise (SAFE) Companies Certification Program. More than 2,600 of these companies are SAFE Certified. Safety is good business.
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The BC Public Service Agency is comprised of over 26,000 employees in more than 200 different job types working across 280 communities within the province to deliver services to more than four million British Columbians every day. The BC Public Service offers a range of careers and the opportunity to engage in rewarding, innovative work driven by purpose and responsibility to the citizens of British Columbia.
Canada Culvert’s innovation flows with strength and certainty. We are a culmination of over 100 years of experience entrenched in delivering high-quality, ground-breaking products that are supported by exemplary service and expertise.
Offering versatile, cost-effective products across Canada, and backing it up with a dedicated team of sales and technical personnel, Canada Culvert has earned a well-established reputation for providing soil and water management solutions that really make a difference.
Canada Culvert offers a variety of trusted solutions for your water and soil management projects, including STEELCOR corrugated steel pipe, CorPlate SPCSP, Bridge in a Box, geotextiles, HDPE, guardrail and cable barrier, water control gates, and beaver control devices.
We also distribute a wide range of products in Canada for Contech Environmental Solutions, including Duromaxx SRPE (steel reinforced polyethylene pipe), Deep Corrugation SPCSP, Aluminum Structural Plate SPCAP, aluminum box culverts, bin-wall, tunnel liner plate, and bridge plank.
The Canadian Institute of Forestry/l’Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC) is the national voice of forest practitioners. Formed in 1908, the Institute represents foresters, forest technologists and technicians, ecologists, biologists, geographers, educators, scientists, and many others with a professional interest in forestry. The Institute’s mission is to provide national leadership in forestry, promote competence among forestry professionals, and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry issues.
The CIF/IFC is comprised of a National Headquarters in Mattawa, Ontario and 19 active sections spread across the country. The CIF sections are the foundation of the Institute and give the CIF a strong local, regional, and provincial network and presence.
The Cariboo Section is based in Prince George and services the northern BC region. Recent successful events hosted by the Cariboo Section include two dinner and presentation events which were well attended by members and non-members. The Cariboo Section also organized and sponsored a ring ceremony for university and college graduates from local forestry programs as well as a Masters night in March. They also host an annual student job networking event. In September of each year the Cariboo Section hosts the very popular Walk in the Woods tour for elementary school students and the general public in celebration of national forestry week.
Canadian Women in Timber (CWIT) is a registered, not for profit, charitable society that is dedicated to informing the public regarding our forests and the forest industry by promoting forest awareness through education.
CWIT encourages sound management and wise use of forest resources in Canada for the benefit of all, with a focus on public education through schools, community organizations and forums. Our purpose is to enhance and foster public understanding of BC’s forest resources and sustainable forest management.
CWIT has a provincial board of directors, a Shuswap branch in Salmon Arm and a Vancouver Island branch in Nanaimo. Members throughout BC are all volunteers and many come from families that work in the forest industry while other members are active in the forest industry or are involved in forest education.
CWIT focuses on educating the public about our forests and the forest industry in a positive and factual manner. Our projects include two activity books, Fun in the Forest and Logging with Splinter, a forestry facts booklet and Splinter’s Timber Log information pamphlet. We are currently planning our next project, a tourism rack card about our forests and forest industry. The Shuswap branch has developed a classroom forest presentation that they present to elementary school students in their area and they also volunteer their time to do presentations with the ILA forestry education van. CWIT also sets up displays at forest industry functions and various public venues and volunteer their time to help other organizations with forest education.
Canfor owns a majority interest in Canfor Pulp Products Inc. and both companies are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols CFP and CFX, respectively.
For over 50 years, Cansel has helped organizations in the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, manufacturing, utilities, forestry, and government sectors measure, analyze, design, and build more efficiently and profitably. Cansel’s national team of professionals combine software, hardware, and services to provide tailored solutions to improve your workflow, from field to finish.
College of New Caledonia
Applied Research and Innovation
Applied research connects industry, business, and community partners with expertise and facilities to conduct research and development, solve business challenges, and take advantage of market opportunities. We collaborate with partners in our community to produce outcomes that drive innovation in our region, produce direct economic and social benefits to our communities, and enhance the quality of college programs by providing students a learning opportunity that goes beyond the classroom.
Natural Resource and Environmental Technology (NRET) Program
We've been delivering a natural resources technology program for over 40 years. We've established a strong core of course offerings, while continuing to diversify learning outcomes, allowing graduates to work in a wide range of natural resource applications in BC and around the world. NRET students gain valuable theoretical knowledge in the classroom and explore practical technology applications in the field. Our experienced faculty and staff are actively engaged with industry and applied research within the research forest.
The CNC Research Forest was established in 2009, providing a foundational land base for conducting applied research and support for a dynamic CNC NRET Program. The area dedicated to applied research is over 12,500 hectares, occupying provincial forest lands across a range of ecosystems throughout the Prince George area. Economically and environmentally sustainable, the research forest provides the opportunity for CNC students, faculty, and staff to partner with other forest research institutions, governments, industry and First Nations for the advancement of natural resource management and education.
Consulting Foresters Society of British Columbia (CFBC) / Western Silviculture Contractors Association
About the Consulting Foresters Society of BC (CFBC)
The CFBC is a non-profit professional organization representing the business interests of forestry consultants in BC. Forestry consultants face distinctive challenges because they are responsible not only for conducting forestry activities but also for achieving business success. The CFBC is the only association in BC that works with and for independent forestry consultants regarding issues that affect them.
CFBC’s mission is to promote a healthy forest sector which will, in turn, lead to a healthy forestry consulting sector. It is our vision to be recognized as the leading organization representing the interests of the forestry consulting sector.
Membership is open to BC forest resource consulting firms that are managed, operated, or owned by a BC Registered Forest Professional (RPFs and RFTs). Associate (non-voting) membership is also available.
About the Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association (WSCA)
The WSCA represents silviculture contracting businesses operating in Western Canada and are committed to increasing the public good by promoting the proper management of forest ecosystems in Western Canada. It is dedicated to fostering and maintaining the highest standards of professional conduct and practice among its member silvicultural contractors and the forestry industry in general.
Since 1984, the WSCA has represented the silvicultural contracting industry to both federal and provincial governments on forest policy, industry regulation, and health and safety. Our members include treeplanting, stand tending, wildfire fighting, site preparation and ecosystem restoration contractors. The silvicultural industry comprises approximately 10,000 seasonal workers and generates $500 million annually in economic activity in Western Canada.
DLA Piper (Canada) LLP Forestry Law group is one of our longest-standing practice areas. We advise and represent clients across Canada and abroad on virtually all issues affecting the forest sector, with particular strength in commercial and regulatory law.
Our group is bolstered by a professional forester and former in-house counsel for a major forest products company in BC; a professional forester and former forester/lawyer with the Government of Alberta; and lawyers experienced in forestry, First Nations legal issues, arbitration, environmental law, and corporate/commercial transactions.
As a full-service, international law firm, we offer clients the knowledge-base of our broad array of innovative practice groups and integrated specialties. With 260 Canadian lawyers delivering services in more than 50 practice areas, we provide unparalleled value by combining the deep resources of a global firm with the highest level of personal service in the business.
Since our inception in 1990, we have established a strong reputation for providing cost effective solutions to complex engineering, environmental, and forestry matters. We are 120 employees strong, with offices in Lac La Hache, Prince George, Burns Lake, Chetwynd, and Fort St. John.
Our multidisciplinary team of subject matter experts include road and bridge engineers (PEng.), project managers, survey design technicians, construction specialists, registered professional foresters (RPF) and registered professional technologists (RFT), registered professional biologists (RPBio), professional agrologists (PAg), certified professionals in sediment and erosion control (CPESC), GIS and design technicians, qualified field staff, and administrative support who ensure our solutions are practical, environmentally sound, operationally feasible, and economical.
We are a family oriented company who value safety, training, and a positive work atmosphere where our employees can feel engaged and challenged. We are always looking for great people.
Please visit our website and come visit our booth to learn more about us and our career opportunities.
See the forest and the trees: LiDAR has the ability to penetrate even very dense tree canopy. It can see the trees, the understory, and the ground beneath it all.
Planning: LiDAR data can be used to help plan cut blocks, cable yarding, bridge crossings, and road construction. Programs such as RoadEng can help you plan the most cost effective road, primarily using LiDAR data.
Environment: LiDAR can also assist in wetlands/geo hazard/riparian zone identification, archaeology, fish/mammal habitat, and vegetation density quantification.
$$$: LiDAR data can now be used to identify the species of each merchantable tree. We can provide you location (XYZ), species, height, and estimate of the wood volume of each tree on the ground.
Independent reports indicate that payback on Aerial LiDAR investment is as low as 1.5-2 years.
Forest History Association of British Columbia – We would love to hear your forest story. Bring your cool photos or objects for historical “show and tell” at our booth during the conference.
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Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd.
Forestry Innovation Investment (FII) is the BC government’s market development agency for forest products. FII works with the forest industry to develop and diversify markets for BC forest products while promoting BC as a world-class supplier of environmentally-friendly forest products.
The Forest Practices Board serves the public interest as the independent watchdog for sound forest and range practices in British Columbia.
Visit our website for more information or to view our current career opportunities.
Serving clients across Western Canada since 1987.
Geoterra Integrated Resource Systems Ltd. is a consulting firm specializing in integrated resource management, best forest and land management practices, FrontCounter BC applications, Oil & Gas Commission applications, preparation for NEB applications, natural resource inventory and analysis, fibre utilization, environmental compliance and assessments, mapping, and GIS. Consulting services are supplied throughout all or partial phases of project development.
Geoterra’s most valuable strengths are their diversity of skills and their intimate knowledge of the BC area and the unique challenges associated with the environment. Clientele consists of major forest licensees, primary oil and gas producers, environmental and forest management firms, gravel quarry operating companies, First Nations, small forest licensees, woodlot license holders, and the Provincial Government.
Geoterra was formed in 1996 by company directors Dan Nicholson and Martin Opsal-Cousineau. The directors have over 30 years of expertise in developing and implementing integrated natural resource management activities in Northern BC. Geoterra also has 30 years of experienced relationships with government agencies and First Nations.
Geoterra has matured into a multi-faceted resource based consulting company that employs a diverse range of professional and experienced people to meet clientele needs. Staff includes professional foresters, agrologists, biologists, natural resource technologists, mapping and digital information specialists, and a multifaceted health and safety team. Geoterra offers professional accountability and a diversity of expertise to ensure that all projects are completed in a timely, high-quality and cost-efficient manner. Permanent offices are maintained in Fort Nelson, Prince George, and Vancouver.
Industrial Forestry Service Ltd. (IFS) is a dynamic, client-oriented, natural resource based consulting firm that has been serving the resource sector for the past 64 years. IFS provides a broad range of high-quality and competitively-priced services to a variety of clients throughout North America. Customer satisfaction, the firm’s financial stability and employee commitment are the foundation for the company’s longevity. A group of over 120 professional and technical staff provide innovative ideas and quality service to our clients. We strive as a team to provide value for service.
IFS is an employee owned Canadian company. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all our employees, and are certified as a SAFE Company with the BC Forest Safety Council. The main office of IFS is in Prince George, British Columbia, with branch offices in Dawson Creek and Vancouver. Additionally, IFS operates a forest seedling nursery located at Ness Lake (Prince George) that is capable of growing approximately 20 million forest seedlings annually and provides cold storage service for over 90,000 seedling boxes. Clientele consists of industries involved in forestry, renewable energy, mining, oil and gas, as well as federal, provincial, and municipal governments, First Nations, and private landowners.
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Ness Lake Nursery | Tel. 250.967.4545 | email@example.com
Integrated Silviculture Strategies FLNRO - There are many values on the landbase; making options and decisions potentially complex and competing. The Integrated Silviculture Strategy process is meant to identify opportunities and issues and explore potential solutions for collective needs. The Integrated Silviculture Strategy is forward-looking to compliment the current and past practice view that informs timber supply review.
Results and outputs of the Integrated Silviculture Strategy process will not be applied as directives but can point out options that have indicated desired outcomes. This process is intended to provide forest professionals and others with information for better decision-making.
The process provides a linkage with other initiatives such as wildlife designations, climate change direction, fire risk, and numerous other inputs. The Integrated Silviculture Strategy will identify opportunities to enhance resource stewardship and — where opportunities exist — to stabilize the land base.
The Integrated Silviculture Strategy can offer unique opportunities that come from a collaborative planning approach. This allows for tricky issues to be addressed with a team approach looking for alternatives. Working collaboratively with forest professionals, tenure holders, First Nations, and stakeholders, the Integrated Silviculture Strategy process will allow the ministry to better understand the pressures that face each party.
Interfor: Building Value Today and Into the Future
At Interfor, our mission is to build value in everything we do, every day.
That means something to each of the 3,000 people that make up our company. Whether they spend their days in woodlands, sawmills, offices — or all of the above — they are driven by our shared focus on excellence. This has helped us become one of the largest and most diverse lumber companies in the world.
In the past decade, we’ve infused close to $1 billion into modern facilities and systems that employ the latest technologies. We've grown rapidly and transformed our operating platform, with operations across North America and customers around the globe.
Interfor is where excellence meets opportunity. We invest in the success of our employees by positioning them alongside the best people in the industry located in great communities across North America.
Check out our website to learn more about our career opportunities, our growth, our commitment to quality and our vision for the future.
IRL Supplies, created in 1958, is a supplier to professionals in forestry, mineral exploration, drafting, survey, engineering, and safety industries. We strive to provide our customers with exceptional customer service, high quality supplies and to ensure prompt and accurate delivery of orders. IRL Supplies is based in Prince George and from this location we ship all over the world. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
J.R. Canadian Mapping Ltd. (JRCanMap) is a full-service photogrammetric mapping firm. We specialize in detailed spatial data collection via full scale aerial and UAS platforms and all associated post processing. Our service offerings include, but are not limited to:
We are a trusted industry leader with a proven track record for delivering complete 3D spatial data solutions of exceptional quality and precision.
In the last 17 years, JRCanMap has completed hundreds of projects both domestically and internationally. We have a reputation for exceeding project specifications with our innovative collection methods and meticulous attention to detail.
At JRCanMap we enjoy all size projects and challenges. Whether it's a few hectares of detailed 1cm UAV data collection or hundreds of thousands of hectares of elevation modelling, we never compromise quality and always ensure accuracy you can trust.
Kim Forest Management Ltd.
Over 20 years, Kim Forest Management (KFM) has established itself as a leading forestry consulting and management company in BC. KFM’s wide range of services in forestry and GIS and has fostered long term relationships with community forests, woodlot owners, First Nations, and major forest companies alike. KFM professionally manages projects while adhering to fundamental ecological principles, in an economically sound and cost efficient manner.
LandSea Camp Services
LandSea Camp Services is a remote workforce camp provider to the renewable energy, marine, mining and exploration, oil and gas, forestry and major construction sectors in Western Canada.
Our specialty is providing floating and land based project support services ranging from camp design, permitting and construction to turnkey catering, hospitality and operations.
Our mission statement is: To meet or exceed our customers’ needs in a timely manner by providing quality products and continuously improving our internal operations and the services we provide.
Northlands Water & Sewer Supplies Ltd.
Based in Prince George, Northlands Water and Sewer Supplies have been serving the north with waterworks supplies for over 20 years. We are BC’s only stocking distributor of Enviro-span, a non-metallic, non-corrosive, non-leeching, and reusable permanent or temporary modular culvert system.
Pacific Geomatics Ltd. (PacGeo) provides remote sensing data and customized services to private and public clients in Canada and worldwide. PacGeo is a privately owned Canadian corporation in business since 1994. Working primarily with optical Earth Observation (EO) satellites, we provide expert advice, appropriate data, and program solutions for terrestrial mapping and monitoring in renewable and non-renewable resource sectors.
We offer imagery ranging from 30 centimetres to 30 metres with a variety of spectral data and have the expertise to help you find the best imagery for your needs.
Visit us at booth 38 to learn about the most up-to-date high resolution imagery of Western Canada in an off-shelf GIS ready format.
Reforestation Technologies International
Since 1993, Reforestation Technologies International (RTI) has been focused on bringing advanced nutritional and biological solutions to regeneration challenges. With a focus on reforestation, mine reclamation, and post wildfire rehabilitation, the "teabag" delivery system pioneered by the company has been used at sites across North America and beyond to improve forest plantation establishment. Approximately 400,000,000 teabags have been used by our clients so far on some of the most challenging sites in the world. RTI's unique teabag delivery system, in combination with the most advanced polymer coated nutrients that allow the teabag to be placed in the same hole as the seedling, has proven to produce not only an early increase in seedling growth, but also long term benefits that will last the entire rotation. RTI’s improved regeneration results are optimized with sound technical support and RTI is committed to providing clients with the best and most relevant information to assist them with developing the best prescriptions for regeneration projects. Our technical support is provided by Darius Bucher, RPF, who has worked extensively in the forestry and mine reclamation areas with RTI for over 12 years.
RME Geomatics is a survey and imaging solutions provider servicing the Canadian marketplace with our proprietary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) – The Renegade™. We have decades of experience in UAV’s, surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, and technological innovation which we use to deliver customized solutions to our clients. Our engineers and technologists are focused on seamlessly incorporating our high resolution photogrammetry and LiDAR services directly into your existing workflow and processes.
Our principal services include a wide range of high resolution direct georeferenced imagery which can be coupled to our on-board LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) system. This allows us in a single pass to collect very detailed surface and features data in combination with our imagery products. RME Geomatics is able to dispatch crews for data collection in a timely manner under our Canada-wide blanket Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) issued by Transport Canada.
Our proprietary UAV technology platform was inspired from work done through the defense and intelligence industry during design and testing of systems for the Canadian Department of National Defense. This expertise has allowed for very innovative and robust system development which has numerous patents pending. Our custom designed hardware was specifically developed to carry survey grade applications such as our Riegl VUX-1 LiDAR system. Our large payload capacity allows for a wide variety of stabilized camera platforms producing ground sample distance (GSD) down to 1 centimetre. These include RGB, 5 Band Multispectral with Incident Light Sensor, Thermal FLIR (Forward Looking Infra-Red), along with full video capture capabilities.
Roy Northern Land and Environmental
Since its inception in 1980, Roy Northern Land and Environmental have provided exceptional land, environmental, and archaeological services in Western Canada. Our dedicated team of over 65 experienced personnel directly assists clients in land acquisition, regulatory and environmental compliance associated with project planning, development and reclamation.
With a special interest in forestry, oil and gas, utilities, mining and agricultural industries, as well as municipal authorities throughout BC, Alberta, and Canada’s north, our team is driven by a commitment to hard work, provide quality service, and create strong relationships.
With locations in Fort St. John, Prince George, and Terrace, as well as Fairview, AB, we continue to provide surface land, regulatory, environmental, archaeological, UAV/ remote sensing, and GIS services to the forestry industry.
Roy Northern is certified with BC Forest Safety Council and COR certified with our certifying partner ENFORM.
Strategic Natural Resource Consultants
Strategic Natural Resource Consultants is one of western Canada's largest natural resource consulting firms. Our personnel are industry leaders in resource and land management and we are known for our culture of innovative and resourceful, solution-focused project management.
Summit Reforestation and Forest Management Ltd. is a forest management company located in Smithers BC. Primarily offering tree planting services, the company has worked in both BC and Alberta consistently since 1981. In its 35 year history the company has planted over 500 million trees. The company also has experience doing manual brushing, backpack spraying, and pile burning.
Summit Reforestation specializes in difficult access planting where logistics and efficiency are extremely important to both cut costs and boost productivity. Being involved in this type of work since the early 90’s, has led to the creation of systems and protocols to minimize expenses beginning at the planning stage of every contract.
The company prides itself on providing high quality and reliability while focusing on efficiency and cost savings.
Since its beginning in 1985, SilvaGro has grown steadily to its current annual production of 47 million seedlings at our two sites in BC. We have made major investments in facilities and equipment in order to provide forest companies with the quality, consistency, and service they require.
We also provide cold storage facilities and reforestation consulting.
Our customers include forest companies, government, private woodlot owners, and First Nations across British Columbia and Alberta.
TDB Consultants Inc.
TDB is a resource management company providing contracting and consulting services to the resources sectors. For 30 years TDB has specialized in providing forestry, geomatics, and engineering services to BC, built upon a reputation based on integrity, consistency, and excellence. TDB’s forestry related services include a full suite of LiDAR and photogrammetric offerings from acquisition to detailed forest inventories. Keeping product value and cost efficiency as primary objectives, TDB continues to bring innovation to BC’s forestry sector.
Terra Remote Sensing Inc.
Terra Remote Sensing Inc. (Terra) specializes in the acquisition, analysis, and production of spatial data from proprietary multi-sensor aerial and marine platforms. Terra provides world-class expertise and services including LiDAR, NIR/RGB imagery, hyperspectral imagery, thermal imagery, hydrographic charting, marine geophysics, and GIS support services. Terra has successfully completed thousands of projects on every continent in over 20 countries. Since 2009, Terra has provided over 30,000 square kilometers of high resolution LiDAR and imagery mapping services to BC’s forestry sector.
Terra's head office, established in 1984, is based in Sidney, BC, with satellite offices in Seattle, WA, Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile, and Bogota and Medellin, Colombia.
Tesera Systems Inc. (Tesera) is an employee-owned consulting services company based in Cochrane, Alberta with offices located throughout Canada.
Since 1997, Tesera has delivered over 500 innovative IT and geomatics projects, including the development of advanced GIS and analytics solutions and web-mobile applications. The development and nurturing of strong long term relationships with clients, stakeholders and employees is a cornerstone of our business model.
At Tesera, we believe inspiration and innovation begin with people + data + technology. We embrace the concepts of creativity, unconventional thinking and the power of partnerships.
Tesera has been working for more than a decade to develop high resolution forest inventory systems (HRIS) using LiDAR based indices, colour infrared based indices, and ground plot data. This data drives an advanced analytical model capable of predicting (with high accuracy and reliability) the forest cover on a landscape. HRIS is independent of any specific remote sensing technology, as long as the technology captures quantitative variation in forest attributes.
One of the key benefits of Tesera’s HRIS is the accuracy and precision to which we identify species and associated volume estimates. This allows our clients to generate accurate growth and yield estimates from the inventory. As a result, HRIS allows organizations to use a single data platform for inventory, detailed forest management planning, and operations with the accuracy and timeliness to respond to the market and effectively manage their forest assets over time.
Universal Field Supplies
Universal Field Supplies (UFS) offers a wide range of specialized tools, instruments, and safety equipment to clients who work outdoors. We cater specifically to the forestry, arboriculture, mineral exploration, and environmental engineering industries.
Our clients include government agencies, utility companies, as well as private companies and contractors. With over 46 years of professional experience, our company delivers only the highest quality products.
We have a knowledgeable consulting and sales team that strives to meet all of our clients' specialized requirements. UFS is pleased to announce that we will be opening a new store in Port Coquitlam early in 2017.
University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Forestry - UBC is amongst the 40 best universities in the world and a global centre for teaching and research. The UBC Faculty of Forestry is the largest forestry school in Canada in terms of the number of students and faculty members and is continuously ranked among the premier forestry schools in the world. UBC Forestry offers five unique four-year bachelor degree programs: BSc (Natural Resources Conservation), BSc (Forest Sciences), BSc (Wood Products Processing), BSF (Forestry) and BUF (Urban Forestry). A cooperative education program is available for all undergraduate programs, providing up to 20 months of relevant work experience. The faculty offers six masters programs: MSc, MASc, MF, MSFM (Sustainable Forest Management), MIF (International Forestry), and MGEM (Geomatics for Environmental Management – subject to final government approval). The faculty also offers a PhD program in all disciplines. The BSF and MSFM programs are accredited by the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board. The attractive Forest Sciences Centre on the UBC campus is connected to the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, Canada’s heart of excellence for the wood industry. UBC is surrounded by a forested regional park, which serves as an outdoor classroom for students. The faculty also maintains two research forests: Malcolm Knapp near Maple Ridge and Alex Fraser near Williams Lake.
University of Northern British Columbia
UNBC provides undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities that explore cultures, health, economies, and the environment. As one of BC’s research-intensive universities, we bring the excitement of new knowledge to all of our students. UNBC is a university both in and for the north, and this mission has instilled a strong sense of ownership, purpose, and adventure among our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve. We are also Canada’s Green University™, leading the way to a more sustainable future for all.
The ecosystem science and management (ESM) program delivers undergraduate degrees in natural resources and the environment taught by faculty with interests in all aspects of ecosystem function, and the role of humans in modifying these ecosystems. The interdisciplinary nature of this program reflects the interwoven interests of faculty members and the necessity of incorporating diverse perspectives in ecosystem management that range from natural science to social science.
The major in forest ecology and management provides students with a thorough understanding of the science, philosophy, and practice of managing forested ecosystems. Through study and active learning experiences, students obtain a consistent and broad background in course work that encompasses foundational and integrative topics. Given the range of knowledge and expertise needed to effectively manage forested ecosystems, students are provided an opportunity to select a minor and pursue a specialization consistent with the overall objectives of the major. Students also are encouraged to challenge conventional knowledge paradigms and approaches to forest management.
WorkSafeBC is an independent provincial statutory agency governed by a board of directors that serves 2.3 million workers and more than 225,000 employers. WorkSafeBC was born from the historic compromise between BC’s workers and employers in 1917 where workers gave up the right to sue their employers and fellow workers for injuries on the job in return for a no-fault insurance program fully paid for by employers. WorkSafeBC is committed to safe and healthy workplaces and to providing return-to-work rehabilitation and legislated compensation benefits.
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