Forest Vegetation Management

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Sampson Forestry is a silviculture contracting company specializing in juvenile spacing/thinning and forest vegetation management using manual brushing tools. We aim to advance silviculture practices by building strong relationships with clients and continuing to develop and implement safe operating procedures. As a member of the silviculture contracting sector in western Canada, we thrive to address the needs of a new generation of silviculture workers. We offer comfortable and improved accommodations, a safe, respectful environment to grow, and a dependable wage that encourages career longevity.

Patrick Bryson - General Manager

Patrick spent his early years moving between Europe and Canada finally settling on Vancouver Island.  He gained a wealth of experience managing silviculture projects after having spent 20 years as a member of the tree planting community in BC and Alberta.

Patrick has planted over 1 million trees, directly supervised the planting of over 24 million trees and supervised the brushing/thinning of over 8000 hectares.

With this vast experience, he has developed strong relationships with foresters across western Canada by providing a predictable workflow, implementing usable health and safety systems and policies while hiring employees which are second to none.

Please contact Patrick for references and a company resume.

Health And Safety

Sampson Forestry understands that the strength of our company comes from our employees and clients.  It is our commitment to provide a safe and comfortable work environment on all of our worksites.

Employee and client involvement in the development of our health and safety policy and reporting unhealthy conditions and close calls is crucial in limiting accidents.

Safety is the direct responsibility of Owners, Supervisors and all Employees.

Sampson Forestry is SAFE company certified through the BC Forest Safety Council.

Training and Supervision

New employees are properly trained with a focus on the specific tasks they will be performing. The strong leadership of our supervisory team ensures all jobs are completed safely, at an acceptable quality standard and in a timely manner.

Every workday begins with a tailgate meeting to go over safety concerns and hand out maps, radios and first aid kits. Morning meetings promote dialogue and bring to light any inefficiencies, leading to solutions, leading to maximum earnings.

We encourage employees to take responsibility for every aspect of their job. Our past and future successes are reliant on our crews performing tasks at or above an acceptable quality standard and maintaining a sense of responsibility and pride in a job well done.


Manual Brushing/Cleaning

Using a clearing saw or chainsaw to cut/remove any competing trees and/or brush around crop trees in a tree stand or block. Result: a free-growing young forest.

Juvenile Spacing / Pre-Commercial Thinning (PCT)

Thinning out tree stands by cutting excess trees to a desired density and removing competing brush. Typical density is 1600-2000 stems per hectare.

Slash Pile Burning

Dependant on favourable weather conditions during the late fall/early winter months. Moving block to block burning the excess wood/slash piles.

Work With Us - 2024 Brushing/Juvenile Spacing Season

We are working hard to make Sampson Forestry your ideal choice for the up and coming 2024 season. This is reflected by a large number of returning saw operators and staff. Our juvenile spacing/thinning and manual brush cutting season starts May 5th and finishes mid-October for a 110+ workday season.
We are currently looking to fill 3 clearings saw operator positions for the 2024 season.

Comfortable Accommodations

Experience comfortable accommodation in Houses, Motels, or RV Trailers for remote work sites.


We respect how hard you work and you deserve to keep money in your pocket this season.

110+ Workday Seasons

Our season starts early May and runs into October with a short break mid summer.

Full Days - Efficient Planning

In 2022, we completed 119 full workdays.

A Respectful and Safe Workplace

Strong policies and procedures in camp and on worksites help to eliminate harassment and misconduct.


All employees are trained in specific tasks and participate in regular safety and logistics meetings.

Experienced Staff

Our Supervisors have an average of 14 seasons managing silviculture projects. We will ensure your success.


Due to the remote nature of our work we are available 24/7 throughout the season.

Great Piece Rates

Running a clearing saw is hard work so you must be compensated accordingly.

Bi-Weekly Payroll Schedule

You can count on steady payroll processing every two weeks throughout the season.

Quality Projects

Most of our projects are with long-term clients who value our attention to detail and understand how hard we work.

Predictable & Consistent Seasons

Due to the consistency of our worksites, it is possible to improve quality and production and in turn, increasing earnings year over year.

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PO Box 703

Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H7





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