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

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 …  

WSCA Rumour Mill RoundUpdate Volume 16, Issue 1

Warning: The facts contained in this edition have been reduced for purposes of brevity. RoundUpDate returns for 2016 looking out to the future; sort of. Now that we are all back in our traces and setting out on another lap around our various orbits here is a brief outlook of the immediate future as we …