KBM Forestry Consultants Inc

Thunder Bay, ON, Canada


KBM Forestry Consultants Inc. (operating as KBM Resources Group) was incorporated in the province of Ontario in 1974 and is based in Thunder Bay, with a satellite office in Prince Albert, SK. KBM’s areas of expertise include aerial survey and geomatics, environmental and forestry field data collection, and professional environmental and forest management services. KBM has been providing GIS services to government and industry (forestry, mining, and utilities) since 1990. In 2004 KBM expanded our Geomatics services to include digital aerial photo acquisition, and more recently have added capacity for LiDAR, oblique photography, video acquisition, and geophysical surveys. We have eight aircraft dedicated to the aerial survey program which offer a stable, efficient, and reliable platform for survey data collection. Experienced crews have a very thorough understanding of project requirements and the importance of ensuring that the data is collected per prescribed flight parameters. KBM operates a fully functional geomatics lab where we process our own aerial survey data. We also provide advanced spatial data analyses and modelling as well as customized mapping, web-based GIS services and enterprise management. KBM has cultivated strong relationships with clients across Canada based on our commitment to deliver a high level of service, uncompromised accuracies, and excellent value. KBM is a resourceful, growing organization able to adapt quickly to changing environments.



As an experienced provider of aerial and geomatics services KBM Resources Group (KBM) understands the unique logistical challenges. The acquisition of timely and accurate survey data is a cornerstone to an effective program. With eight survey aircraft owned and operated by KBM and a dedicated geomatics and image processing lab, KBM is a trusted supplier of the following services: • High-resolution LiDAR and orthoimagery acquisition • High-resolution video acquisition • Oblique photography Over the years KBM has completed numerous forest resource inventories, silviculture and economic wood supply projects and related work, and remains a leading supplier of forestry service: • Forest management plans • Critical analysis of silvicultural strategies and economic wood supply • Stakeholder consultation • Land use planning under Ontario’s Far North Act, • Custom forest inventory, evaluation, and field services • Provincial Forest Resources Inventory (FRI) • Large Scale Photography Free to Grow Surveys (LSP FTG) • Certification and program audits • Forest system and wildlife habitat supply modelling KBM encompasses a unique blend of professional and technical talent that effectively bring new ideas from the conceptual stage through to implementation by effectively using Esri products in: • Data processing and analysis • Custom and specialized cartography • Functional webGIS products • GIS mapping and geomatics services • Secure cloud-based storage

Services Provided:

Data Conversion/Migration, Data Model & Database Design, GIS Strategy and Planning, Hosting Services, Needs and Requirements, System Architecture and Design, Training Services