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Better Planning = Better Outcomes

The best way to achieve a goal is to have a clear plan and the best operators to deliver it. Through this site, COSIA member companies aim to promote discussion about new approaches to forest restoration and reclamation and to provide easily accessible tools for training operators.

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Virtual Tours


Virtual reality isn’t just for video games anymore. Using virtual reality, you can see the newest and best techniques in forest restoration work. We’re helping accelerate innovation in practice by bringing the field to you.

    Surface Roughness on Lowlands

    Planting Trees on Oil Sands Exploration Sites

    Linear Restoration

    Interim Reclamation


Location: North of Fort McMurray, AB

When oil sands mining activities disturb fish habitat, companies must create an equivalent amount of functioning habitat – but how is this achieved?

This tour reveals the process behind human-made water bodies (compensation lakes) that become functioning ecosystems.

In the Field

A toolkit for learning new approaches

Once you’ve seen how restoration and reclamation have helped achieve goals on a range of sites, check out the Silviculture Toolkit for videos and factsheets to learn the techniques for yourself.

Continual Learning

Learning drives innovation

See how COSIA member companies are using adaptive management to continually learn and innovate.