Resource Planning & Spatial Analysis

Resource Planning & Spatial Analysis

Focused on delivering comprehensive professional forestry services that leverage new and emerging technologies to deliver data-driven planning and analytical services.

LiDAR-based Operational Planning & Road Design

For many of our clients, Cabin has identified operational deficiencies in the forest development process that can be eliminated with the experienced application of LiDAR-derived models combined with extensive boots-on-the-ground knowledge. We use high-quality mapping and Geographic Information Systems, paired with our extensive field experience, to minimize risk and take the guesswork out of cutblock and road layout. 

Operability Analysis 

Inoperable terrain and challenging timber types can be a major hang-up for otherwise viable operational plans. We efficiently identify these constraints ahead of time using digital models of terrain and the forest canopy derived from LiDAR – whether it’s for rocky conventional layout, detailed partial harvest prescriptions or deflection analysis for a high-lead cable system. When sensitive hydrologic values such as Community Watersheds are present, we use Digital Elevation Models to model the effects of resource development on landscape hydrology. 

Automated Land Base Classification 

Cabin uses sophisticated classification techniques on remotely sensed data to identify and locate features of interest at large geographic scales. For instance, terrain ruggedness and canopy cover analyses on LiDAR-derived data sets can be used for forest operations planning, as well as be used as inputs to delineate wildlife ranges. 

“Total Resource” Strategic and Tactical Planning 

With numerous values and constraints at play, spatially explicit planning requires a rigorous framework that effectively addresses both the current legislative regime and future management scenarios. Using LiDAR, we can ensure that strategic and tactical decisions are operationally feasible. 

Enhanced Forest Resource Inventory Development 

Applied data science, remote sensing and spatial-statistical methods offer numerous untapped benefits in a data-rich domain such as natural resource management. Enhanced Forest Resource Inventories can help managers meet increasingly stringent and exacting standards and objectives. Inventory services include automated stand delineation, stock table creation and geodatabase design. 

Visual Impact Assessments 

With operational experience in visually sensitive landscapes, Cabin can develop solutions that meet or exceed visual quality objectives and provide high-quality visual simulations of changes to forest canopy cover across the landscape. 

Terrestrial Ecosystem Mapping 

Cabin leverages experience in spatial analysis, geo-databases and forest ecology to support decision-making that leads to high-value outcomes in the conservation and stewardship of forest ecosystems. 

Projects We've Worked On

Over the past 24 years, we have worked on many incredible projects for a wide range of industry partners.

Woodlot License Planning

Woodlot License Planning

Woodhaven and Mill Creek Bridges

Woodhaven and Mill Creek Bridges

Wildfire Hazard Assessments

Wildfire Hazard Assessments

Wilden Fuel Management Implementation

Wilden Fuel Management Implementation

Visual Impact Assessments

Visual Impact Assessments

Vineyard Park

Vineyard Park

Vehicle Bridge Mission Creek Greenway Spawning Channel

Vehicle Bridge Mission Creek Greenway Spawning Channel

Ungulate Winter Range Analysis

Ungulate Winter Range Analysis

Tower Ranch Fuel Management Prescription and Implementation

Tower Ranch Fuel Management Prescription and Implementation

Three Blind Mice and Neverland Trail Designs

Three Blind Mice and Neverland Trail Designs

Tactical Development Planning

Tactical Development Planning

Swan Lake B.X. Creek Remediation

Swan Lake B.X. Creek Remediation

Stakeholder Referrals

Stakeholder Referrals

Resource Planning

Resource Planning

Pre and Post Layout Drilldowns/Route Cards

Pre and Post Layout Drilldowns/Route Cards

Penticton Band Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Penticton Band Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Operating Area Total Resource Planning

Operating Area Total Resource Planning

Murphy Creek Ecosystem Restoration Prescription

Murphy Creek Ecosystem Restoration Prescription

Mount Boucherie Rush Mountain Bike Trail

Mount Boucherie Rush Mountain Bike Trail

Morfee Lake Mountain Bike Trail

Morfee Lake Mountain Bike Trail

Mission Creek Greenway Bridges/Abutment Protection Repairs

Mission Creek Greenway Bridges/Abutment Protection Repairs

Lumby Bike Park

Lumby Bike Park

LiDAR Data Processing

LiDAR Data Processing

Landscape Level Total Resource Plan Development

Landscape Level Total Resource Plan Development

Johns Family Nature Conservancy Trails

Johns Family Nature Conservancy Trails

John Hindle Drive Fuel Management Implementation

John Hindle Drive Fuel Management Implementation

Glen Canyon Streambank Stabilization – RDCO

Glen Canyon Streambank Stabilization – RDCO

Gallagher’s Canyon Fuel Management Implementation

Gallagher’s Canyon Fuel Management Implementation

Full Phase Timber Development

Full Phase Timber Development

Full Forest Tenure Management

Full Forest Tenure Management

Fuel Management Prescription for Faulder South

Fuel Management Prescription for Faulder South

Forest Resource Management Projects

Forest Resource Management Projects

Foreshore Inventory Mapping

Foreshore Inventory Mapping

First Nations Rights-Based Forestry

First Nations Rights-Based Forestry

First Nations Referral Coordination

First Nations Referral Coordination

Equivalent Clearcut Area Analysis

Equivalent Clearcut Area Analysis

Database Design, Mobile and Web GIS

Database Design, Mobile and Web GIS

Data Migration and GIS Web Deployment

Data Migration and GIS Web Deployment

Contiguous Forest Mapping

Contiguous Forest Mapping

Columbia Park Elementary Playground

Columbia Park Elementary Playground

China Creek Ecosystem Restoration Prescription

China Creek Ecosystem Restoration Prescription

Champion Lakes Park Fuel Management Prescription

Champion Lakes Park Fuel Management Prescription

Bellevue Creek Park Trail And Modular Wall Construction – RDCO

Bellevue Creek Park Trail And Modular Wall Construction – RDCO

Bellevue Creek Foot Bridge

Bellevue Creek Foot Bridge

Becker Bike Park

Becker Bike Park

Work With Us

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Vernon Office

Unit 20A - 100 Kalamalka Lake Rd.
Vernon, British Columbia
Canada V1T 9G1

Nelson Office

Room #700 - 901 Front St.
Nelson, British Columbia
Canada V1L 4C1

Kelowna Office

#2-3304 Appaloosa Rd.
Kelowna, British Columbia
Canada V1V 2W5

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