Forsite’s knowledgeable team in Alberta provides efficient operational planning to assist our clients in attaining harvest approvals and increasing standing timber inventory. We can offer clients a complete package of services from plan generation to final cutblock submissions and understand that data management and attention to detail are key in finalizing government submissions.
Our “Buncher Ready” operationalized plans enable focused field checks; thereby, reducing field time locating boundaries and watercourse locations, and allowing more time to focus on important non-timber values. We use the latest 3D softcopy technology and LiDAR data layers to:
Forsite has assembled an experienced team of GIS specialists who provide our clients with custom data analysis, programming and client information system management and support.
Forsite has assembled an experienced team of GIS specialists who provide our clients with custom data analysis, programming and client information system management and support. Forsite’s mapping and spatial data management services are:
Our team of GIS specialists have been using ESRI technologies throughout Western Canada since 1991, creating a specialised network of skills and experience to draw from regardless of the location our project is based out of.
We provide cost effective and mobile ready database solutions for Stakeholder Communication and Reporting including:
Using innovative programming we can design custom ArcMap Tools to support strategic and operational planning.
A web map provides our clients an interactive method to display geographic information via a web browser in order to support internal and external projects.
Forsite works with clients to develop forest management plans that meet regulatory requirements and clearly define strategic management direction for tenured forest areas.
These services include:
Forsite uses forest estate models such as Patchworks™ to analyze timber/fiber supply scenarios for large landscapes over hundreds of years.
The application of these tools helps our clients understand:
Forsite is experienced at delivering annual cutblock updates for our clients. We use the latest 3D photogrammetric software technology combined with ArcGIS to delineate as-built cutblock boundaries, tree retention patches, roads, watercourse crossings, and other features our clients want identified. Inventory calls of tree retention patches are completed by our Level II Alberta Vegetation Inventory Interpreter.
Individual tree inventories delineate individual trees in the forest canopy and assign a species, height, and DBH to each tree – which then allows for the direct calculation of tree volumes, log products, and piece sizes. This information can then be used to delineate stands polygons and provide attributes for these polygons (e.g. stems per hectare). Forsite works with Object Raku’s proprietary technology to complete this type of work.
Individual tree inventories are true operational forest inventories that give planners access to detailed cruise-like information across large landscapes. This allows for:
Where individual tree inventories are not possible, due to low LiDAR point density, an area (grid cell) based inventory can provide more generalized but excellent inventory information. While this type of inventory cannot provide detailed species or log product information, it can provide:
The service offering from our Edmonton office is expanding. Contact Jeremy Beal for more information about our local team or Cam Brown to learn how Forsite can help in your geographic area.
We work with great people across Western Canada.
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