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 3

Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association Rumour Mill RoundUpDate February 12, 2016 Volume 16, Issue 3 Warning: Some of the facts contained in this issue were used at the 2016 WSCA Conference. Forests Minster to Consider Ways to Insure Silviculture Contractors In his keynote address at the WSCA Annual Conference last week MFLNRO Minister Steve Thomson said …  

Lasqueti Daughters Abandonment Report Released

Late last winter 17 tree planters and crew abandoned the self-propelled barge Lasqueti Daughters after it foundered in straits near Campbell River, B.C. After a ten month investigation the Transportation Safety Board released its report citing lack of safety oversight as a contributing factor in the vessel’s sinking. The Lasqueti Daughters was well known on …  

WSCA Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Volume 16, Issue 2

Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association Rumour Mill RoundUpDate January 29, 2016 Volume 16, Issue 2 Warning: Some of the facts containged in this issue may be more true than others. Feeling A Little Gray? Need Something To Look Forward To Besides Ground Hog Day? Have we mentioned that the WSCA will hold its annual conference next …