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 7

Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association Rumour Mill RoundUpDate April 22, 2016 Volume 16, Issue 7 Warning: Some of the facts contained in this edition may be mixed with figures. Starting With the Weather… This being Earth Day, and, so far, the warmest year on record for the planet we will mention the local weather. The Blob, …  

Some Advice for Recognizing Durable Boots

  There are various styles of boots that can be considered for silviculture work. Some include: Traditional leather work/logging boots Leather hiking/climbing boots Leather hunting boots Vulcanized rubber boots Combination vulcanized rubber and leather boots Combination synthetics and leather boots Because there are so many brands and styles in the market for these kinds of …  

WSCA Rumour Mill RoundUpdate Volume 16, Issue 6

Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association Rumour Mill RoundUpDate March 24, 2016 Volume 16, Issue 6 Warning: Some of the facts contained in this article may be more interesting that important. Clearing Saw Workshop to Review Removing Safeguards And Other Habits For years many operators have removed safeguards on their clearing saws to make them more productive, …