Forest Vegetation Management

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Sampson Forestry is a silviculture contracting company specializing in forest vegetation management using manual brushing tools. We aim to advance silviculture jobs and practices by building strong relationships with clients and continuing to develop and implement safe operating procedures. As a newer member of the silviculture contracting sector, 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/spacing of over 4000 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/Thinning

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 - 2021 Manual Brushing Season

We work hard to make Sampson Forestry your ideal choice for brush cutting projects and this is reflected by a large number of returning saw operators and staff. Our manual brush cutting season starts May 5th and finishes early August for a 70 workday season. We are currently looking to fill 3 clearings saw operator positions for the 2021 Summer brushing season starting May 5th.

-Comfortable accommodations (Houses/Motels/RV Trailers) NO Camp Costs

-Competitive wages paid every two weeks

-Approachable management and owners and experienced crews

-3 days on 1 day off with 2 day break each month

-Possibility of extra work in the fall

If you would like more information, give us a call or send us a message below. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

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Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H7






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