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.

Forest Tenure Management

Nupqu currently holds the Community Forest Agreement Tenure CFA – K1W on behalf of the Ktunaxa Nation on the Federal Dominion Coal Block property.
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

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
  • Wildfire Urban Interface fuel hazard assessments and mitigation plans
  • 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
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Spatial data acquisition, management, analysis, and display
  • Cartography
  • Field GPS data collection
  • LiDAR interpretation
  • Operational prescription development
  • Walkthrough, Regeneration and Free Growing Surveys,
  • Stand tending
  • Planting supervision
  • 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

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
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Spatial data acquisition, management, analysis, and display
  • Cartography
  • Field GPS data collection
  • LiDAR interpretation

General Contracting Services

Nupqu offers a wide variety of services ranging from project management and construction services to vegetation management and road development and maintenance
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Spatial data acquisition, management, analysis, and display
  • Cartography
  • Field GPS data collection
  • LiDAR interpretation
  • Procurement
  • Skilled labour
  • Environmental monitors
  • Level III OFA attendants/Construction Safety Officers
  • Small equipment rentals
  • 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