Ongoing Performance Surveys

Tim conducting a basic plot on a foggy September day.

Tim assessing the trees within his basic plot.

Our crews are deployed surveying for Weyerhauser, Boucher Brothers, Alpac and MDFP. This season our regen program is full of aerial and non-photo performance survey projects. Our crews have completed work out of Fort McMurray, Lac Le Biche, Manning, Drayton Valley, Grande Prairie, Rocky Mountain House, and Edson with more projects starting up.

Flying above the northern boreal forest south of Fort McMurray

A glance of the vast landscape that surrounds Fort McMurray. This shot taken during a flight to heli-access blocks south west of Fort Mac.

The crew up in Fort McMurray had a excellent weather and flew out of the airport terminal to access blocks over 50 kilometers south of town with Highland Helicopters. Moose and hunting camps could be seen amidst the harvested blocks, seismic lines and immense swamps.

The winding river meanders through the wetlands South of Fort McMurray

From the helicopter, the intricate twists of the river can be seen.

Meanwhile our surveyors working out in Manning, AB, had an untimely onset of snow. Despite the adverse conditions, they were able to push onward and finish all the blocks in the area. Departing for a couple of days off in Grande Prairie before hitting the road again down to Hinton.

Our regen surveys run throughout the spring, summer and fall – generally wrapping up before winter begins, however the snow has come early this year. Each day provides its own unique challenges from accessing blocks down old cut lines to intermittent rain and less than ideal road conditions, but our crews make the best out of these given situations and respond accordingly.

Jordan Webber standing at an old bridge crossing over the May River.

Jordan observing the old bridge that grants access to an aerial performance block over a kilometer away.