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Since 2012, Stillwater Consulting has successfully partnered with communities across British Columbia to manage projects and deliver training programs that bring financial, social and environmental benefit to local areas. Our collaborative approach to problem solving has helped organizations build capacity, increase safety, overcome obstacles and achieve long-term business goals.

Custom Forestry Training

Stillwater Consulting’s industry-leading forestry training programs can help your community or organization provide underskilled or underemployed workers the skills and confidence they need for long-term success.


Our training programs are highly adaptable. Stillwater’s curriculum can be modified to meet the needs of your community and the demands of the forest industry in your local area.


Our experienced instructors are knowledgeable experts from the field. Backed by years of practical experience, they ensure our training is delivered in a safe and professional manner.


Our training is fully mobile and can be delivered anywhere in Western Canada. With all tools, equipment and instructors provided on-site, you’ll get the benefit of hands-on training tailored to your region.

Sample program modules can include:

  • Forestry Field Studies

  • Silviculture Survey Training

  • Wildland Firefighting (including S100 and S185 courses)

  • Occupational First Aid

  • Basic Chainsaw Operator Training

  • Basic Brush Saw  Operator Training

  • Canadian Safety Council ATV and UTV Off-Road Vehicle Operation

  • Employment readiness training including Team Building, Leadership, Stress Management, Communication, and more.

Click here to see a sample program.

Employment Bridging

At Stillwater Consulting, our goal is to not only deliver relevant training to your community, but to also ensure that those new skills translate into long-term, rewarding employment opportunities. Our employment bridging programs are unique to BC’s forest industry and help to build strong, sustainable communities.

Our bridging programs follow three phases:

1) Train

Stillwater Consulting delivers customized training based on the needs of your community and the local industry.

2) Mentor

Industry experts supervise, mentor and provide a safe work environment for new trainees during facilitated employment with a local partner. Your trainees will further develop skills, gain experience, and increase their confidence by practically applying what they’ve learned to a real forestry project.

3) Transition

Once trainees have both the skills and experience to complete projects independently, their mentor will gradually transition the project to your organization’s leadership.

First Nations Partnerships

As a respected leader in BC’s forest industry, Stillwater Consulting takes a collaborative approach to capacity building with Nations across the province. By understanding your goals, challenges and resources, we can provide guidance on how to structure your existing and future operations to maximize benefits from forestry-related activities on traditional territory.

Our consulting services include:

  • Assessing operational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

  • Acting as a liaison between your Nation and external stakeholders

  • Strategic planning and governance

  • Financial planning and management

  • Building action plans

  • Quality assurance and safety monitoring

  • Leadership support

  • Human resources consulting

Start the Conversation

Find out how Stillwater Consulting can work with your community to help you achieve your goals. Contact us today to get the conversation started.

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