Services

What We Do

Nupqu provides professional land and resource management and the opportunity for industry and government to engage Ktunaxa Buisness in the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory. Our main office is located just outside the ʔaq̓am community north of Cranbrook, BC. We also have a second office located in downtown Fernie to support our operations in the Elk Valley.

Professional/Technical Forestry Services

Qualified forest professionals and technicians provide a wide range of services in the forestry industry
  • Wildfire suppression personnel
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Fire Smart
  • Wildfire Urban Interface fuel hazard assessments and mitigation plans
  • Rural property firesmart planning and treatment
  • Timber Reconnaissance, Timber Evaluations
  • Full Phase Timber Development
    • Layout – Conventional & Cable Systems
    • Cruising & Appraisals - Call grade and net factoring
    • Riparian assessments,
    • Site plan preparation & Prescriptions
    • Harvest plans
    • Road development plans
    • Soil Disturbance Surveys
    • Operational prescription development
    • Walkthrough, Regeneration and Free Growing Surveys,
    • Stand tending
    • Planting supervision
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Spatial data acquisition, management, analysis, and display
  • Cartography
  • Field GPS data collection
  • LiDAR interpretation
  • Forest Health management plan
  • Ground/aerial surveys
  • Fall and burn treatments
  • Bark beetle management using pheromones and traps
  • Danger tree assessment and falling
  • Provincial Forest health overview flights
Located on the Federal Dominion Coal Block properties, the Community Forest is jointly managed with a unique arrangement between Nupqu (Ktunaxa Nation by extension), BC MFLNRO and Natural Resources Canada
We have provided management consulting services for other types of forest tenures, including First Nation woodlots and non-renewable forest licenses
  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Utility corridors and rights-of- way (powerline and pipeline) clearing and construction, slashing, piling, chipping and burning.
  • Invasive Plant inventory, treatment and monitoring
  • Wildfire fuel reduction treatments

Professional/Technical Environmental Services

Nupqu’s professional and technical environmental staff provides a variety of on-site monitoring, surveys and assessment work across different industries.
  • Water and soil quality
  • Construction
  • Invasive Plant inventory, treatment and monitoring
  • Terrestrial Monitoring
  • Aquatic monitoring
  • Base line data collection and analysis
  • Project environmental assessment
  • Inventory monitoring
  • Habitat assessment and mapping
  • Species at risk assessments
  • Fish Salvage
  • Invasive Plant inventory, treatment and monitoring
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Spatial data acquisition, management, analysis, and display
  • Cartography
  • Field GPS data collection
  • LiDAR interpretation

Contract Management Services

Nupqu offers a wide variety of services ranging from project management and construction services to vegetation management and road development and maintenance
  • Procurement
  • Skilled labour
  • Environmental monitors
  • Level III OFA attendants/Construction Safety Officers
  • Small equipment rentals
  • Project Management
  • Project Procurement
  • Contractor Management
  • Construction Environmental Monitors
  • Local subcontractor relationships
  • Ecosystem Restoration
  • Utility corridors and rights-of- way (powerline and pipeline) clearing and construction, slashing, piling, chipping and burning.
  • Invasive Plant inventory, treatment and monitoring
  • Engineering cost estimate
  • Road maintenance prescriptions
  • Access management
  • Road layout and development

Health and Safety

Nupqu offers a wide variety of services in Health and Safety
  • Construction Safety Officers
  • Site safety coordination
  • Contractor Safety Management
  • Site Access Management
  • First Aid Response
  • First Aid Response
  • Documentation Management
  • Site Safety
  • Health and Safety Planning and Program Development
  • Safety documentation development
  • Industry Safety Management System consulting (ISN, Avetta)
  • Mobile Treatment Vehicles
  • Emergency Transport Vehicles