“SkyForest is faster, cheaper, more accurate, and it’s in real time. These features enable us to do more accurate planning.”
Bob Fleet, VP Environment & Forestry, Tolko Industries Ltd.
The benefits of SkyForest for us is it’s fast, the input data is cost-effective, and it works at two scales which is something I think is a real strength of the technology.”
Lane Gelhorn, Government of Saskatchewan, Inventory Specialist/strong>
“We’re very impressed with the progress that’s been made and look forward to some real game-changers with the SkyForest technology.”
Frank Dottori, CEO, White River Forest Products
SkyForest™enables forest managers, both industry and government, to quickly and inexpensively answer many important inventory questions that are harder, more expensive, or too time-consuming to answer through traditional inventory methods. For example:
For woodlands managers, the pressure to reduce costs and deliver the right product to the right mill on time is intense. Knowing the details of your forest inventory can make all of the difference to your profitability. SkyForest™ can make that difference. Using aerial and satellite imagery, SkyForest™ will deliver GIS layers and operational reports on hardwood/softwood composition, terrain, canopy height and volume. And all of that data adds up to lower costs!
SkyForest™ is a patented new remote sensing technology developed jointly by First Resource Management Group Inc. and Professor Benoît St-Onge, Ph.D. of the Université du Québec à Montréal. (US patent 10,095,995 B2. Canadian patent 2,930,989).
SkyForest™ data is classified to meet mill requirements according to species mix, volume, canopy height and terrain into dozens of classes to create SkyStands-a convenient tool for woodlands managers and logging personnel in a more classical mapping format.