Silviculture company owners and managers are planning to meet later this summer to take stock of the industry’s economic position and prospects heading into 2014. Those talks are likely to include some frank discussion around profits and return on investments, factors affecting costs, developing better business practices, recruiting and retaining good seasonal workers, bidding on the open market and negotiating with forest company clients. The industry has not raised workers rates in over a decade and business returns for services have stagnated. Meanwhile costs have risen and the improving lumber market has silviculture firms wanting a better percentage back on their investments. The silviculture company summit will be held in Kamloops 5 September 2013. The meeting will be hosted by the WSCA and is open to all silviculture contractors in B.C.