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

Rumour Mill & RoundUpDate Vol. 15 Issue 22

In this slightly technical issue we take a forward look at recent developments with BCTS contracting, consider the possibility of GIS tracking for emergency response and feature a faller figurine cutting down a forest of rusty nails; for those who just like the pictures… Warning: Some of the facts contained in this issue refer to future …  

WSCA Rumour Mill & RoundUpDate Vol. 15 Issue 21

In this post election issue we comment on our new federal  governments lack of comment on a national wild fire strategy, we offer rave reviews on a WorkSafeBC’s surprisingly dramatic industrial safety video, and we spread a rumour that the U.S. may be considering banning international callouts for fire fighting—stay tuned to see if it is …