Remote Sensing

What We Do

Our Remote Sensing team is passionate about working collaboratively and creatively with you to solve complex remote sensing challenges in the most efficient and cost-effective way. We work with you to define your project requirements (scope, resolution, timelines and budget), then design a program that meets your specific needs.

We understand the investment and time forest
inventory projects take to complete. They are
difficult to get audited and approved, and there
are a limited number of qualified experts with the
right skill sets, affinity and experience to
successfully undertake these projects. 


We are acknowledged as an industry leader in forest inventory, from design through to implementation, delivery, and getting provincial regulatory approval.

Our multidisciplinary team of specialists includes some of the most experienced Photo Interpreters, Image Analysts, Project Managers, Forest Analysts, Forest Technicians and GIS Specialists in Canada.

We have the experience and capacity to complete large multi-million hectare vegetation inventory projects to smaller cut, block update or reforestation assessment projects, both on-time and on-budget.

If you require a complete turnkey solution for your inventory needs, including managing the imagery or LiDAR acquisition, data model design, image analysis or photo interpretation completion, final assembly of deliverables, and working with the provincial regulator until audit approval is received, we can help.

Whether you require one of our services or a range of them, you always benefit from the collective expertise and insight of our diverse and passionate team of resource professionals. Our growing list of long-term clients appreciates that we can provide a comprehensive suite of forestry-related services all under one roof.

We pride ourselves on building meaningful, trusting and long-lasting relationships with our clients.


If you’re looking for a client-first team that you can trust to solve your
remote sensing needs, then we would love to hear from you.

Elisha Cahoon
Manager of Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing Services

Our team are highly skilled and experienced at completing large scale inventory projects on time and on budget:

  • Alberta Vegetation Inventory (AVI)
  • Wetland inventories
  • Ecosite classification
  • Saskatchewan Forest Vegetation Inventory (SFVI)
  • British Columbia Vegetation Resources Inventory (VRI)
  • Primary Land and Vegetation Inventory (PLVI)
  • Grassland Vegetation Inventory (GVI)

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We keep your inventory up to date with timely and accurate annual anthropogenic updates and effective assessment work reducing the need for expensive boots on the ground activities:

  • Annual cutblock updates
  • Anthropogenic and linear disturbance updates
  • Reforestation Standard of Alberta (RSA) - establishment and performance assessments
  • Aerial vegetation assessments

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We have heavily invested in operational research to advance the science and application of automated classification techniques and advanced analytics of multispectral imagery and LiDAR:

  • Comprehensive Automated Land Inventory (CALI) using semi-automated classification of high-resolution, multispectral aerial imagery
  • LiDAR area-based inventory
  • Automated feature extraction
  • Delineation and classification of industrial footprint
  • Change detection

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Why Choose Our Remote Sensing Team

Stringent Quality Control Procedures

We are known throughout the industry for the quality of our inventory products and our effectiveness at receiving regulatory approvals

Industry Leader in Forest Inventory

We have one of the largest remote sensing teams and longest histories providing high-quality inventory services in Canada

Government Policy Requirements

We are experts in environmental regulation and have developed a collaborative approach to engaging regulators during the planning process

Innovative and Cost-Effective Solutions

We are driven to find innovative ways to complete your project for less money

Some of Our Clients


"Silvacom helped us complete two state-of-the-art AVIs. The quality surpassed anything that we have had before and I’m very proud of the work that the Silvacom team accomplished. 2.7 million ha of high-quality interpretation was completed on-time and on-budget. Truly impressive."

Gordon Whitmore, Mercer International

"I’ve represented clients for whom Silvacom has worked for close to 30 years.  What has always stood out to me is their attention to detail and commitment to understanding and providing what the customer wants."

Greg Branton, Consultant

We find the best and keep the best, so our clients
always get the best!

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