Lively tapestries of plants and wildlife
From seeds to soil, small- to large-scale jobs, we always adapt our approach to the people and land with which we work. Because, when you partner with us, you tap into an experienced, capable team who offers a wealth of environmental solutions.
West Fraser (Sundre Forest Products)
Harnessing our drone technology, we mapped out a herbicide treatment strategy for North America’s largest lumber producer. Our solution eliminated expensive helicopter and labour costs, while ensuring precise and efficient herbicide applications. The imagery also produced a valuable map that West Fraser now applies to a variety of operations.
At the former Shell Peace River Complex, Wild and Pine was tasked with reforesting an abandoned airstrip. Our solution needed to control aggressive vegetation competition, which threatened to overtake any seedlings we planted.
To align with the land and ecosystem, our team planted more than 60,000 tree and shrub seedlings. We identified and created a competition-free zone around desirable species, and then eliminated all noxious weeds. Our work produced insightful data for the NAIT Boreal Research Institute, providing new reforestation knowledge to Alberta’s industries.
NAIT Boreal Research Institute
Working with NAIT and the municipal government, our team harvested aspen seeds to reforest on local industrial sites. Because of the species’ narrow collection window, our harvesting practices required perfect timing. Year after year, we produced successful seed lots, helping our clients meet and exceed provincial environmental regulations.
Wild and Pine, ConocoPhillips and NAIT Boreal Research Institute formed a partnership to test the efficacy of a new pre-emergent herbicide in the reclamation industry. The goal of the trial was to evaluate unconventional herbicides and techniques to determine if vegetation management and reforestation can happen concurrently. The new method saves both time and money, while setting the site on an earlier trajectory for obtaining a reclamation certificate.