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 9

Warning: Some of the facts in this edition are scary.   Irresponsible Gunfire an Emerging Threat to Forestry Workers   Sign of trouble for forestry crews   Reckless target shooting is a growing threat to forestry workers around the Fraser Valley according to recent reports from contractors. It’s become such a hazard foresters in one …  

WSCA Rumour Mill RoundUpdate Volume 16, Issue 8

May 6, 2016 Volume 16, Issue 8 Warning: Some of the figures contained in this edition may be facts. Forests Minister Brings Silviculture Service Providers into Compensation Fund MFLNRO Minster Steve Thomson announced today the addition of $1-million to the Forestry Service Providers Compensation Fund, including a $500,000 sub-account intended to provide relief to silviculture …  

Back By Popular Demand: The Footing and Footwear Report

Below is the full report summarizing the 2015 WorkSafeBC-funded research into footing and footwear in the silviculture industry. It includes a summary of the study’s field research, the FPInnovations boot tread traction study and the recommendations for selecting durable footwear for silviculture work. This full report is recommended reading for silviculture safety managers intent on …