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 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 …  

WSCA Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Volume 16, Issue 10

Actually It’s Worse… Standing timber felled by gunfire—a problem with high concentrations of lead in the air. We know. We ran the story of reckless target shooting last edition. And here is another picture. But there is more to the story. We didn’t write about the belligerence, the booze and the crowds roaring around in …