On November 7, 2018, the CIF and the Vancouver Island Section hosted a successful knowledge exchange workshop and Section AGM, titled "Questioning the Resiliency of a Changing Forest – Can we prepare the Coast for new wildfire behavior and climate?" in Nanaimo, BC. The workshop took place at the Vancouver Island University.
The workshop examined recent trends in weather and wildfire behavior, and explored management options for Coastal forest practitioners, including the role of silviculture in establishing resilient future forests, able to withstand the uncertainty of a changing climate.
WORKSHOP/AGM POSTER & AGENDA
Click here to view a copy of the workshop promotional poster and agenda.
WORKSHOP/AGM MATERIALS & PRESENTATIONS
|Jessica Duncan, FIT||Wildfire Prevention Specialist, BC Wildfire ServiceMinistry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development||Trends in Fire Behaviour Indices and the Resulting Impact on Forest Resiliency|
|Rhonda Morris, R.P.F.||District Manager, South Island Natural Resource DistrictMinistry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development||Improving Fibre Supply on Southern Vancouver Island by Increasing the Utilization and Residual Fibre|
|Sonja Leverkus, PhD, RPBio, PAg, FIT||AFE Certified Wildland Fire Practitioner, Shifting Mosaics Consulting and Northern Fire WoRx Corp.||Putting Fire out on the Land: Mobilizing Traditional and Historical Knowledge with Science in Fire Management|
|Michael Stoehr||Coastal Douglas-fir BreedingForest Improvement and Research Management Branch (FIRM)Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development||Genetic Gain in Growth and Wood Quality Traits in Coastal Douglas-fir: 20 year Results?|
|Kathi Hemphill Camilleri||Master of Arts in Leadership Cultural Safety Consultant and Facilitator of Village Workshop©️ Series||Building Bridges Through Understanding The Village ©|