Forestry

Northern Bioscience provides professional and technical services to the forestry industry and government in Ontario and adjacent jurisdictions. With strategic partnerships, we can deliver a full range of forestry-related services such as forest management planning, operational and business management, silviculture, and auditing.


Our forestry related-services include:

  • Independent Forest Audits (IFA), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) audits
  • peer review of High Conservation Value Forest (HCVF), Gap Analysis, and Pre-Industrial Condition (PIC) reports, as well as Species as Risk lists and training materials for FSC certification
  • development of enhanced forest resource inventory (i.e., delineation of wetland ecosites)
  • identification and delineation of Areas of Concern (AOC) e.g., moose aquatic feeding areas (MAFAs) for forest management planning
  • ecological land classification (ELC) development, field-testing, multi-variate data analysis, and fact sheet production
  • pre-harvest rare plant surveys
  • field measurements of crop tree growth and competing vegetation
  • research studies on impacts of forestry and silviculture on fish and wildlife
  • forest management planning
  • guideline development and review
  • ecological and forest inventory analysis
  • statistical analysis
  • field trials and studies
  • compliance monitoring

Clients

Northern Bioscience has worked with the hydroelectric industry in northern Ontario and Manitoba. Representative clients include:

  • ArborVitae Environmental Services Ltd.
  • Buchanan Forest Products
  • Bureau Veritas
  • Callaghan & Associates Inc.
  • Clergue Inc.
  • David Barker & Associates Ltd.
  • Environment Canada
  • KBM Resources Group
  • KPMG
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
  • Rainforest Alliance (Smartwood)
  • Resolute Forest Products (Abitibi-Bowater)
  • Timberline Resources
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF)