The Emergency Management Cycle is based on the “Four Pillar” approach: Mitigation and Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery. The pillars are all interconnected and the activities within them take place concurrently and support each other. Within this context, we focus on the specific needs of our clients, working to support them in success.

Landscape Level Risk Management

  • Tenure-wide, landscape or regional planning processes
  • Facilitated risk assessments (ISO 31000)

Utility/Powerline Wildfire Risk

  • Fire spread modeling, risk modeling
  • Operational response and risk mitigation

Community Level Planning

  • Community based (municipalities)
  • CRI funding applications and administration

Fire Behaviour Modeling

  • Landscape level burn probability modeling
  • Wildfire modeling including Prometheus, BURN-P3, etc.

Fuel Management

  • Fuel Management Prescriptions, Burn Plans
  • Contract management and tendering
  • Treatment supervision
  • Monitoring

Restoration / Rehabilitation

  • Fireguard assessment, rehab
  • Fire impact assessments and rehabilitation planning
  • Secure alternate funds to support

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

Garnet Mierau RPFSenior Planning Forester
tel: 250-372-0444 ext 1034

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


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

Comprehensive Wildfire Risk Management - Logan Lake Community Forest

2014 to present

A unique opportunity to work with one of BC’s first FireSmart communities, with over 10 years of active fire management and implementation. The project updated their CWPP, gave recommendations for future treatments and established standards specific to the communities’ needs relative to fuel treatments.

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.

Ten Locations & Growing

Forsite’s geographic diversity and size provides economies of scale to deliver quality, timely and cost effective forest management services throughout Western Canada.

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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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