ABOUT US

Cascadia Environmental Services Ltd. is a Forest Management company providing a full suite of operational services for all phases of forest tenure management in British Columbia.  Cascadia Environmental manages forest tenures for a variety of clients including First Nations, Woodlots, Community Forests, Industry, and private land owners, implementing forest management plans that are specifically tailored to the needs, goals and values of each client and forest tenure.

Cascadia employs exceptional, sustainable and efficient forest management practices that aim to realize, enhance and sustain the environmental, economic, cultural, and social goals and values set forth by the surrounding communities of BC’s forests and all entities involved.


We also specialize in the following:


TIMBER VALUATION & MARKETING

LIDAR ACQUISITION, ANALYSIS, DESIGN AND PLANNING

GROUND OPERATIONS SUPERVISION

ROAD & BRIDGE DESIGN

LATEST TECHNOLOGY

OUR SERVICES

FOREST  TENURE  MANAGEMENT



  • Block Planning
  • Block Layout
  • Silviculture Site Plan
  • Timber/Block Valuation
  • Timber Operations: Harvest and Construction Supervision
  • Waste Surveys
  • Silviculture
 

FIRST  NATIONS  FOREST MANAGEMENT



  • Specializing in the establishment and management of a variety of First Nations Forest Tenures (Woodlot Licence, Forest Licence, or First Nations Woodland Licence)
  • Assist First Nations in becoming full participants in Forest Management within their Traditional Territory
  • In addition to the standard Forest Tenure Management, we also offer the following Forestry services to First Nations:

Identifying suitable Forest stands for Cedar Bark Stripping
Locating suitable Cedar logs for Carving, House Building, and Canoes, including logistical planning to get the logs to the site
First Nations Forestry-related employment, training, and capacity building
Forest Development opportunities on IR Lands, including preparing Timber Permit applications for the Federal Government
Cultural Features Identification: Chris Gruenwald has been certified by the Council of Haida Nation to complete Cultural Features Surveys on Haida Gwaii

PROJECT  MANAGEMENT



The team at Cascadia have extensive training and experience in advanced project management and ensure clients are provided with:

  • Initial Budget Projections
  • Budget Review/Communication to staff
  • Weekly tracking of budgets/Communication with staff
  • Bi-weekly/monthly updates with client
  • Post project follow up

LIDAR ANALYSIS & MAPPING/GIS



  • Coordination of LIDAR Data Collection.
  • Creation of High Level GIS Models: Crown Height, Slope, Watershed.
  • Comprehensive LIDAR Analysis program and High Level Design Process.
  • Maximizing productivity and accuracy for our clients through the utilization of the latest mapping and GIS Technologies.

FOREST ENGINEERING


  • Ground Based, Cable, and Helicopter Harvest Planning, including Single Stem Harvesting.
  • Partial Cutting, Selection, and Variable Retention Silviculture Systems.
  • Ecosystem Based Management, including Haida Gwaii.
  • Road Location and Designs.

TIMBER CRUISING


  • Working closely with Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations-approved Compilers, Cascadia has the ability to produce Cruise Compilations based on end use Timber Sorts, so that our clients can more accurately project Timber Values prior to Harvesting.

TIMBER MARKETING


  • Significant Timber Valuation and Marketing expertise to maximize revenue for our clients.
  • Extensive knowledge of current timber markets; demand, product potential and overall best value and market opportunities for your timber sorts.
  • Established, professional relations with an extensive network of timber brokers, and have the ability to maximize value for the community.
  • Provide Independent Assessments of Timber Values on Private Land in order to ensure proper value for your standing timber.
  • Planning and operational logistics associated with bringing your timber to market, including transport to the log buyer.

SILVICULTURE


  • Site plans.
  • Supervision.
  • Results Submissions.

VISUAL DESIGN


  • Significant experience with Visual Design for Forest Management.
  • Utilize VNS™ Software to create high quality visual renders.
  • Utilize LIDAR Digital Elevation and Crown Height Modeling to create more accurate rendering.

The Team


Chris Gruenwald, RPF

Owner, Planning Forester

Chris@cascadiaenvironmental.ca
+1 (604) 302-9927

16 years operational forest management experience in a number of disciplines, including:

  • Forest Tenure Management
  • LIDAR Analysis/Planning
  • Forest Engineering
  • Silviculture Site Plans
  • Silviculture Logistics
  • Timber Marketing
  • Forest Operations Supervision
  • Visual Management

Kevin Vanderboom, RFT

Owner, Timber Cruiser

Kevin@cascadiaenvironmental.ca
+1 (778) 808-4688

16 years operational forest management experience in a number of disciplines, including:

  • Timber Cruising
  • Timber Valuation
  • Forest Engineering
  • LIDAR Analysis/Planning

Russell Thorsteinsson

Assistant Forestry Engineer

Russell@cascadiaenvironmental.ca

 

  • Mapping/GIS
  • Forestry Engineering
  • Interior Appraisals
  • Visual Modelling

Taylor Frehr-Smith, FIT

Assistant Forestry Engineer

Taylor@cascadiaenvironmental.ca

 

  • Timber Cruising
  • Forest Engineering
  • Silviculture
  • Mapping/GIS

Ryan VanderBoom

Senior Forest Engineer

Ryan@cascadiaenvironmental.ca

 
8 years operational forest management experience in a number of disciplines, including:

  • Forest Engineering
  • Timber Cruising

Kathryn Shaw

Assistant Forester/Mapper

Kathryn@cascadiaenvironmental.ca

 
5 years forestry experience in a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Mapping/Geodatabase Management
  • Forest Engineering
  • Silviculture Site Plans
  • LIDAR Analysis/Planning

Contact

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!


Mailing Address

8342 Peacock Place Mission, B.C. V2V 7G6

Chris Gruenwald, RPF

Owner, Planning Forester

Chris@cascadiaenvironmental.ca
+1 (604) 302-9927

Head Office

33738 Fore Road Abbotsford, B.C. V4X 1T8
Office: +1 (604) 287-3225

Kevin Vanderboom, TFT

Owner, Timber Cruiser

Kevin@cascadiaenvironmental.ca
+1 (778) 808-4688