The Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association

Representing Western Canada’s reforestation contracting industry

The Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association represents silviculture contracting businesses operating in Western Canada. These companies grow seedlings, plant trees, tend stands, brush plantations, fight wild fires, prepare planting sites, survey forest regeneration, burn slash piles and restore forest and range ecosystems. The WSCA respects the public’s interest in sound forestry practices and advocates on behalf of its members and the industry on forest policy, workforce strategy and workplace regulation. The WSCA speaks to the general public, policy makers, regulators, workers and the forest industry in general on matters that concern the silviculture sector. WSCA members comply with the Association’s code of ethics and are industry leaders in safe, responsible and professional conduct. . Read more

WSCA Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Volume 16, Issue 12

Warning: Some of the facts mentions in this issue may be on summer holidays. Manual Brush Saw Equipment Operaotrs Have to Play by the Manual At the risk of giving away the ending to our pending brushing and clearing equipment guidelines it all boils down to this: All equipment must be operated within the manufacturer’s …  

WSCA Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Volume 16, Issue 11

Call To Action Again In Ten-Year Review of Canadian Wildland Fire Strategy Are recent wildfire disasters grounds for a revolution in wildfire management? In the parlance of disaster management a “focusing event” is that point at which we realize the status quo is no longer tolerable. Just whether the Fort McMurray fire is one of those …