Forest Engineering and Valuation

Aaron Snowmobile

B.A. Blackwell & Associates Ltd. provide forest engineering services with a professional emphasis on stewardship and sustainable forest practices. Our expertise includes:

Forest Road and Cutblock Design

  • We design and layout roads and cutblocks to meet the challenges of difficult terrain and sensitive forest types, while protecting non-timber values
  • Experience with layout for clearcuts and partial cut silviculture systems using cable, aerial and ground-based logging systems
  • Road rehabilitation and deactivation

Logging and Falling Supervision

    • We ensure compliance with client SOPs, logging plans and silviculture prescriptions

Long Range Plans

    • Specialization in liaison work with various resource agencies, First Nations and the public to compile all required information to facilitate total resource and landscape unit planning

Forest Stewardship Plans

    • Experience with preparation and submission, public advertising, First Nations consultation, resource agency referrals and MRLNRO approval

Permit and Lease Applications

    • Experience preparing applications for cutting permits, burning permits, special use permits and road permits

Visual Quality Analysis

Audits

    • Conduct operational planning, harvesting and road compliance audits in addition to evaluations of client SOPs and forest stewardship plans approved under FRPA

Timber Valuation

    • Provide services to support the sale and/or transfer of both public and private forest land, business risk assessments and license or tenure.
    • Experience with development of financial analysis tools to assess both second growth and old growth forests in the valuation of forestland assets.