2013 Silviculture Labour Market Report Released
Jun 4, 2014 - The BC Silviculture Workforce Initiative released a major labour market report this week describing the demographics, disposition and expectations of the province’s silviculture workforce and its employers. Read More
WSCA Wants Silviculture Services Covered by Compensation Fund
May 27, 2014 - The silviculture sector is not covered by definition under the Forestry Service Providers Protection Act intended to compensate contractors gone unpaid by a failed harvest licensee. The WSCA has applied to the Minister of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations to make silviculture contractors and seedling nurseries eligible the same as logging contractors. Read More
WSCA Frames Position on Area Based Tenure
May 23, 2014 - The WSCA has given qualified support for increasing the number of tree farm licenses in the province as an improvement over volume based licenses. Read More
Desperate Planters Last Chance Guide to Knee Maintenance
May 23, 2014 - A knee injury is a serious problem; it can cost you a season of wages, and plague you for the rest of your life. But most knee injuries are preventable, so check out this pamphlet in the Desperate Planter’s Last Chance series and save your knees!
Spring Training - April and May - Training Schedule
Mar 21, 2014 - Planting Season Is Nearly Here!
What Are YOUR Training Needs?
Contractors & Workers: The BC Forest Safety Council & the WSCA are organizing classes to meet your spring training needs! Read More
Fit to Plant Preseason Fitness Program
Mar 10, 2014 - Delia Robert's excellent and useful Fit to Plant program known for its comprehensive advice on pre-season training, nutrition, stretching and general information on working hard for a living is offering a series of updates this spring as the industry heads into this year's field season. Workers can follow this series by clicking on the link below. Read More
Desperate Planters' Last Chance
Mar 7, 2014 - Is it really too late to get ready?
Fortunately, sports science can still
save your butt. With a bit of effort
you can kick start your season— here
is what to do….
WSCA Rumour Mill
Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Vol. 14 - 12
Jul 18, 2014 - Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association
Rumour Mill RoundUpDate
July 18, 2014
Vol. 14, Issue 12
Warning: The contents of this issue contain new material. Do not remove this label under penalty of law. Read More
Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Vol. 14 - 11
Jul 4, 2014 - We are very pleased, surprised even, at the many of you who have subscribed to the RoundUpDate; especially all the new subscribers. Thanks!
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Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Vol. 14 - 10
Jun 20, 2014 - Spring planting ends with 193 million seedlings planted, bear kisses tree planter, heavy tree boxes and soaked seedlings attract investigation, BBC tree planters return home shaken, but stirred. Read More
Rumour Mill RoundUpDate Vol. 14 - 9
Jun 6, 2014 - In this edition Khaira workers win discrimination case, workers need better work gear, the BC Silviculture Workforce releases its report on the silviculture industry, silviculture workers get good press, and some stuff on tree planting fashion, sort of… Read More
Rumour Mill Roundupdate Vol. 14 - 8
May 26, 2014 - In this mid-season RoundUpDate we hear how hiring Bigfoot gives a competitive advantage, how to keep your knees in good shape, the WSCA’s application to have silviculture service contractors eligible for compensation if their clients fail, the WSCA’s position on Area Based Tenure and the annual tree planters ball in Merrit next month. Read More
News & Media
Pains and Gains of Tree Planters
Jun 3, 2014 - Five Months of Repetitive Work in Harsh Terrain can pay up to $500 a Day
To Shape A Resilient Forest, Build Our Forest Bioenergy Industries
May 16, 2014 - Q: How do we shape a resilient forest, reduce fuels and limit large fires?
One answer: Instead of building firelines, let’s build our forest bioenergy industries
The full cost of California’s 2013 Rim Fire are arriving and they are staggering if they are to be believed. Federal and state agencies spent over $127 million on suppression through October. Additional monies have no doubt been spent on immediate and emergency site rehabilitation throughout the fall and early winter. Read More
Fit to Plant: the Exhilaration of Exertion and Making Money
Feb 21, 2014 - Each year in late winter on the Canadian West Coast, tree planters begin a seasonal reforestation campaign that will eventually spread across most of the country. Read More
California Drought: “Unprecedented”
Jan 15, 2014 - Emerging story.
Remember how the climate deniers went after Stephen Chu, Obama’s first Energy Secretary, when Chu described Climate Change’s threat to California agriculture? Given the importance of California agriculture in supplying the fruits and vegetables that Americans have come to expect all winter long, the current drought is something that could have significant impact on American’s pocket books. Read More
2014 COFI Annual Convention
Jan 9, 2014 - The Council of Forest Industries (COFI) is pleased to announce the dates for Western Canada’s premier forest sector convention - April 2 & 3, 2014 in Kelowna, BC.
This annual convention traditionally attracts over 400 delegates representing senior industry, government and customer representatives as well as elected officials from, local, provincial and federal governments. This year’s theme “Rooted Locally, Growing Globally: The New Forest Industry” promises to provide something for everyone. For more information on the convention including opportunities for exhibitors, sponsorship or attending, please go to www.cofi.org where you will find a link to the convention website. It will be updated regularly, so please check back often. Read More