Hinton Forest Products, Alberta Canada (West Fraser Timber): Forest Management
Hinton Forest Products (an affiliate of West Fraser Timberlands) in Alberta Canada commissioned NetMap coverage (and tools) across 200 thousand square kilometers located west of Edmonton Alberta (using LiDAR DEMs). Working with Dr. Richard McCleary, NetMap was sued to map flood prone areas to help design stream side protection areas.
Another application for Hinton Forest Products is their use of NetMap’s road analysis tools including road drainage diversion potential, road surface erosion, roads in floodplains, road stability and cumulative habitat length above all road crossings. The Foothills Research Institute is helping Hinton Forest Products with NetMap applications.