VAST's team of forestry professionals and technicians has provided forestry consulting services since 1989. Our expertise includes all aspects of forest development and silviculture, from initial planning and public/stakeholder liaison, to ensuring timely approval of operational plans and fulfilling regulatory requirements.

  • Full-phase cutting permit/timber sale license development;
  • Timber and development cost evaluations
  • Timber product marketing
  • Silviculture planning, prescriptions and Free Growing/Regeneration declaration surveys
  • Utility corridor forest vegetation surveys and consenting agreements
  • Forest development plans, Forest stewardship plans, and Site plans including professional sign-off
  • Forest cut-block and road layout
  • Supervision of road construction, logging, brushing and spacing operations;
  • Timber cruising including compilation, appraisal and valuation
  • Forest health assessments
  • Ski terrain/run development planning and permitting
  • Woodlot management and development
  • Wildland-Urban Interface fire assessments and planning for subdivision and building permits
  • Agency approvals and applications including Occupant License to Cut and digital file submission