Our Story

Success, Innovation, and Respect. These are the values we live and work by.

Founded in 1996, Cabin Forestry began working primarily in forest development and operations in the southern interior of British Columbia. Fast forward to 2020, we have now grown into a multi-disciplinary company that works across the province in forestry, wildfire, recreation, and environmental operations. We are a team of dedicated professionals who truly love what we do. Our steady growth over the past 24 years has been an exciting part of our story, and at its very foundation is the excellent people on our team.

Or more formally…

Cabin is BC’s leading full service resource management consultancy that strives to maximize positive financial and ecological outcomes for all stakeholders invested in the resource sector including forestry, wildfire, recreation and environmental operations. Industry experts participate in all facets of the project from assessment and planning through to implementation bringing years of experience to each project. Trusted by Interfor, RDCO, Big White, and the City of Kelowna, Cabin strives to push innovation and creativity in the management of the resource sector benefiting generations to come.

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Our Mission

We are the leader in full service resource management solutions in BC, continually promoting innovation and creativity in the management of the resource sector benefiting generations to come.

Our Values

  • Excellence – We always strive to deliver the highest quality services and products that provide maximum benefits to our clients.
  • Adventure – We seize opportunities to build our character, though it may push us outside our comfort zone. 
  • Integrity – We are honest and commit to deliver what we promise. We do not sacrifice our principles for the demands of clients or other agencies we work with.
  • Balance – We have a balanced approach to life, remembering that our family, social, physical and spiritual aspects are just as important as our financial and intellectual.
  • Fun – We view our life as a journey to be enjoyed and appreciated, and we create an atmosphere of fun and happiness so all around us enjoy it as well.
  • Adaptability – We incorporate new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems and delivering on commitments to clients. We realize that to adapt is to prosper.
  • Success – We totally focus our thoughts, energy and passion on the successful outcome of whatever we are doing.
  • Teamwork – We respect an individual’s unique character, but know that when we work together as a team, we will achieve better results and have a better experience.
  • Education – We seize opportunities to learn, grow and master, so that we can constantly improve. We enjoy sharing knowledge with our team and clients, and mentor those less experienced, allowing them to improve.

 

Steve Milne

Steve Milne, RPF

Partner

Steve is the founding partner at Cabin and over the past 30 years he has put his heart and soul into forest resource management and recreation. Steve has extensive experience managing forest sector, parks and recreation, ecosystem restoration and forest fire fuel mitigation projects for industry clients, First Nations and government agencies.

In addition to his management experience, he also has a sound understanding of forest road engineering, silviculture, recreation trail design and construction, Ministry of Environment (MOE) regulations, archaeological and Cultural Heritage resource values, ecosystem classification, invasive plant reviews, sensitive ecosystem assessments, Species at Risk assessments and soils analysis.

Kyle Broome

Kyle Broome, RPF

Partner

Kyle’s role at Cabin has evolved from Project Manager on multi-phase layout contracts to general manager. He has 16 years’ experience in forest resource management with emphasis on timber development and wildfire. Kyle has successfully supervised and managed large-scale, multi-phase timber development contracts on the Coast and in the Southern Interior BC. He has worked on strategic, landscape-level Total Resource and Total Chance Plans as well as worked innumerable days in the field engineering roads and harvest systems. His recent focus is on wildfire management and planning, drafting Community Wildfire Protection Plans, fuel management prescriptions and fuel management implementation supervision.

In his role as Partner and Director of Meaningfulness at Cabin, he is focused on recruitment, business development and internal systems.

 

Trevor Rasmussen

Trevor Rasmussen, RFT

Partner

Trevor has worked in the forest industry for over 19 years and has worked for Cabin as a Senior Technician and Project Manager over the past 10 years.  In the past five years, Trevor has assessed wildlife/danger trees and oversaw felling by a Certified Faller on a series of recreation trail projects. 

Trevor has led numerous capital projects such as large gabion basket retaining walls, flex MSE engineered walls, timber staircase projects, and playground installations.  He has also worked as a carpenter over the past six years on various recreation trail projects, and has experience establishing concrete bases, constructing timber steps, bridges, installing signs, and guardrails. Through his time on these projects, he has become an accomplished carpenter.

Mike Crone

Mike Crone, RPF

Partner

As a Partner and Manager of Cabin’s Forestry Division, Mike is responsible for the management and coordination of our forestry workforce as well as business development, resource allocation, budgeting and administration across multiple forestry projects. With a strong background in forest management planning, Mike has completed numerous resource planning and analysis projects at the landscape and site level throughout the interior of BC and Alberta. He has extensive experience with completing LiDAR driven landbase classifications and operational, tactical and strategic development plans. His past work includes detailed analysis of timber supply, spatial harvest sequencing, patch size distribution, old and mature seral distribution, Ungulate Winter Range, grizzly bear and equivalent clearcut area. Additionally, Mike provides expertise in geometric road design and engineering cost estimates, Visual Resource Management, permitting, appraisals and forest legislation and policy.

In addition to his planning work, Mike continues to successfully implement and manage large full phase development contracts. His previous experience includes silviculture prescriptions and contract administration, including the supervision and coordination of site preparation, planting and surveying, as well as harvesting and road construction supervision, stakeholder consultation, EMS coordination and implementation and operating ground rule development.

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