MEMBERSHIP

Join a community of leading forestry and fire contractors, independent consultants, and seedling producers

Our members make up the increasingly important service supply chain for reforestation, eco-system restoration, harvest planning, and wildfire management. We work with all levels of government: federal, provincial, municipal and First Nations, and all resource sectors in Western Canada.

BECOME A MEMBER

Why join the Western Forestry Contractors’ Association?

Any successful business enterprise does two things well: it looks after its own well-being by competing and it looks after its sector as a whole by cooperating. The Western Forestry Contractors’ Association benefits its members by supporting both these imperatives. We provide timely information on changing demand, industry regulation and other factors likely to affect operations and costs. We also work with our government’s decision-makers to advise and support them in the development and implementation of strategies, policies, and programs that shape our sector.

MEMBER VALUES & BENEFITS

What does membership include?

Listed below are some of the direct benefits members of the WFCA can take advantage of. At the same time, there are the indirect benefits of competitors working together through the WFCA on matters of common interest, such as ensuring the marketplace works fairly, the public has a fair impression of the sector, and workers are treated with respect.

Workplace Safety

Members benefit from the advice and guidance of BC SAFE Forestry Advocate and the work of BC SAFE Forestry Program both funded through the WFCA and BC Forest Safety.

Competitive Advantage

Members benefit from regular updates, business training workshops, annual conferences, and notices on changes in demand, regulation and other factors likely to affect costs and competition.

Labour Force Development

Members will benefit from training and other services offered through the WFCA’s BC Silviculture Labour Force Strategy including Indigenous Relations Training, Wildfire Act and Regulation Compliance instruction, Climate Change Adaptation guidance, Workforce Diversity and Inclusivity, Recruitment and Retention strategies and Occupational, Career Mapping and Promotion.

Annual Conferences

The WFCA holds its annual conference, tradeshow, and AGM at the beginning of each year in locations across BC, offering its members an opportunity to meet and socialize while following a three-day program on workplace safety, politics and policy, and operational strategy. In late summer, the WFCA holds its annual business and market summit to review the previous field season and discuss short and long term demand for the sector.

Land Use Policy and Operational Practice Input

The WFCA represents its members in the ongoing changes to land use planning including meeting with members of Cabinet and professional government executives, participating on the Minister of Forests Public Advisory Council, holding a director’s position on the board of BC Forest Safety, responding to major initiatives such as the Forest and Range Practices Act Review, Old Growth Strategy implementation, and the Premier’s Task Force on Emergencies. At the operational level, it works with agencies through groups like the BC Timber Sales Contract Advisory Group and the Ministry of Forests Plastics Elimination Working Group.

Member Directory

Active members are featured in our member directory, providing them with valuable exposure within the industry.

Public Representation

Another benefit to membership is the WFCA’s work representing the silviculture and forestry sector to the public. Reforestation and ecosystem restoration are only funded by our society’s belief that our work is a benefit undertaken by a capable and credible sector. Maintaining that trust is critical to our members and the work they do.

Member Discounts

Members receive discounted rates for attending our annual conferences and summit meetings, along with complimentary advertising on our Job Board and Event Listings for as long as they maintain their active membership. Additionally, members enjoy exclusive access to initiatives and training programs spearheaded by our organization.

MEMBER RESOURCES

Member Directory

 The enhanced search functionality in our Member Directory enables both members and non-members to efficiently confirm a company’s WFCA membership and/or active status within the WFCA organization.

Code of Conduct

 The WFCA strives to be at the forefront of responsible business practices, advocating for integrity, transparency, respect, and accountability. Our members, representing diverse industries and regions, and are united by a common belief in the importance of ethical conduct as the cornerstone of a responsible business sector.

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FAQ

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Ready to be a part of the Western Forestry Contractors’ Association?

Please take a moment to review the various membership types listed below to determine which category best aligns with your company’s needs.

CONTRACTORS

NURSERIES

SUPPLIERS

LICENSEES

Eligibility
(but not limited to)

Companies that specialize in forestry consulting, silviculture stand tending, site preparation and reforestation, wildfire and fuels management, as well as ecosystem restoration.

Companies that specialize tree seedling production and native plant production.

Companies that specialize in mobile equipment services, nursery production materials, seedling storage and transportation, truck rentals, survey supplies, HR counseling, and communications.

Government and private resource sector operators, including those in the wood products, mining, energy, and transportation industries.

Membership Period
For each year

January 1 – December 31
(no rollover)

January 1 – December 31
(no rollover)

January 1 – December 31
(no rollover)

January 1 – December 31
(no rollover)

Renewal

Automatically on January 1
each year untill cancelled

Automatically on January 1
each year untill cancelled

Automatically on January 1
each year untill cancelled

Automatically on January 1
each year untill cancelled

Annual Fee
All fees are exclusive of GST (5%)

0.2% of Gross Revenue

Under $200,000$400
$200,001 – $300,000$600
$300,001 – $400,000$800
$400,001 – $500,000$1,000
$500,001 – $750,000$1,500
$750,001 – $1,000,000$2,000
$1,000,000 and above$3,000

0.1% of Gross Revenue

Under $400,000$400
$400,001 – $500,000$500
$500,001 – $750,000$750
$750,001 – $1,000,000$1,000
$1,000,001 – $1,500,000$1,500
$1,500,001 – $2,000,000$2,000
$2,000,001 – $2,500,000$2,500
$2,500,001 – $3,000,000$3,000

Flat Rate of $250

Flat Rate of $1,000

Clear

Clear

$250 Per Year

First payment: January 1, 2025

$1,000 Per Year

First payment: January 1, 2025

CONTRACTORS

Eligibility
(but not limited to)

Companies that specialize in forestry consulting, silviculture stand tending, site preparation and reforestation, wildfire and fuels management, as well as ecosystem restoration.

Membership Period
For each year

January 1 – December 31
(no rollover)

Renewal

Automatically on January 1
each year untill cancelled

Annual Fee
All fees are exclusive of GST (5%)

0.2% of Gross Revenue

Under $200,000$400
$200,001 – $300,000$600
$300,001 – $400,000$800
$400,001 – $500,000$1,000
$500,001 – $750,000$1,500
$750,001 – $1,000,000$2,000
$1,000,000 and above$3,000
Clear

NURSERIES

Eligibility
(but not limited to)

Companies that specialize tree seedling production and native plant production.

Membership Period
For each year

January 1 – December 31
(no rollover)

Renewal

Automatically on January 1
each year untill cancelled

Annual Fee
All fees are exclusive of GST (5%)

0.1% of Gross Revenue

Under $400,000$400
$400,001 – $500,000$500
$500,001 – $750,000$750
$750,001 – $1,000,000$1,000
$1,000,001 – $1,500,000$1,500
$1,500,001 – $2,000,000$2,000
$2,000,001 – $2,500,000$2,500
$2,500,001 – $3,000,000$3,000
Clear

SUPPLIERS

Eligibility
(but not limited to)

Companies that specialize in mobile equipment services, nursery production materials, seedling storage and transportation, truck rentals, survey supplies, HR counseling, and communications.

Membership Period
For each year

January 1 – December 31
(no rollover)

Renewal

Automatically on January 1
each year untill cancelled

Annual Fee
All fees are exclusive of GST (5%)

$250 Per Year

First payment: January 1, 2025

LICENSEES

Eligibility
(but not limited to)

Government and private resource sector operators, including those in the wood products, mining, energy, and transportation industries.

Membership Period
For each year

January 1 – December 31
(no rollover)

Renewal

Automatically on January 1
each year untill cancelled

Annual Fee
All fees are exclusive of GST (5%)

$1,000 Per Year

First payment: January 1, 2025