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Operational Planning


Alberta clients


Remote Sensing, 3D softcopy technology, GIS Analysis

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 preliminary plans enable focused field checks; thereby, reducing field time locating boundaries, roads and watercourses, and allowing more time to assess timber and important non-timber values. We use the latest 3D softcopy technology and LiDAR data layers to:

  • Design operational harvest areas from spatial harvest sequence polygons,
  • Determine planned road locations,
  • Identify watercourse locations and associated road and skid crossings,
  • Create tree retention patches,
  • Identify areas with forest health or silviculture concerns, and,
  • Add detailed point feature comments where there is a management concern, a feature that needs to be field checked, or rationale for the block or road design is provided.

After the preliminary plans are field checked our planners provide a quick turnaround on reviewing field layout data, completing the Forest Harvest Plan for submission, and preparing the Annual Operating Plan.

Completion of the FHP and AOP involves assembling the layout data into functional and aesthetic planning and operational maps, addressing the requirements of the Forest Harvest and Operational Planning Operating Ground Rules for the Forest Management Area in the submission documents, and compiling the spatial data for government review.

Our planners are adaptable to client needs and best management practices, competent, efficient and can be counted on to deliver a product that will meet government standards for approval and consequently increasing client Standing Timber Inventory.

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