In the News


Following the ‘success story’ of the inaugural ‘Success Stories From Canadian Forests’ magazine, which saw tens of thousands of copies shared throughout Canada, we are proud to release this second installation. These stories of innovative thinking and peer-to-peer collaboration are brought to you through the collaborative efforts of the Canadian Institute of Forestry, the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, FPInnovations, and many other partners and contributors. Its purpose is to once again highlight just a few of the many accomplishments that Canadian forest practitioners have achieved in recent years.

Through the application and implementation of better science and new technology, many members across Canada are involved in important work that is improving both forestry and
society. These achievements are not often shared, and as a result they do not receive the appropriate attention to acknowledge this great work. It is for this reason that we have taken the
opportunity to highlight a number of forestry success stories.

We hope that you enjoy reading these short accounts of real successes! We encourage you to share these stories with others and to take pride in the wonderful work that Canadian forest
practitioners continue to achieve!

Click here to check out Success Stories From Canadian Forests (Volume 2 – 2016).

IEA Bioenergy eLecture

The CIF will be hosting an international electure series in collaboration with IEA Bioenergy.

Click here to view the IEA Bioenergy Webinar Poster!

Title: Mobilizing Sustainable Bioenergy Supply Chains
Date: February 25, 2016
Time: 10 am eastern/ 4pm central european

Unmanned Aerial Systems for Forest Operations: Ontario Workshops (Hearst, Thunder Bay & Kenora) – March 2016

Recent technological advances in the area of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) have led to affordable and flexible solutions for planning forest operations and monitoring compliance. The Canadian Institute of Forestry, in collaboration with FPInnovations and Sumac Geomatics, has organized a series of workshop on UAS use and application in forestry operations here in Ontario.  These one day workshops will provide an introduction to UAS, examine current practices from theory to operations and highlight real world case studies. The series of workshops’ technical presentations will feature experts, intent on challenging participants to truly learn, not only Unmanned Aerial Systems tools, technology and products, but also to recognize and understand their advantage and value relating to forestry and natural resources management policy, planning and practice.

For more information, please click on the links below:

Hearst – March 8th 2016

Thunder Bay – March 22nd 2016

Kenora – March 24th 2016

Optimizing the Hardwood Value Chain: From Seedling to End Product

February 17-18, 2016
Madawaska Historical Museum,
Edmundston, NB

The two-day workshop will provide a forum for communication and collaboration regarding the growing of quality hardwoods and the  production of quality end products.

The program will present advances in hardwood silvics and management approaches and tools, innovative
harvesting practices & log optimization, market updates, hardwood sawmilling processes and the needs of secondary manufacturing facilities.

Click here to download PDF version.

Special Electronic Lecture Series

The CIF will host a special electronic lecture series, in collaboration with IEA Bioenergy Task 43, the UK Department of Energy and Climate Chnage, Applied Geosolutions and Ricard Energy and Environment. Click here to see the poster!

2015 Prince of Wales Award for Sustainability

The Canadian Institute of Forestry-Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is pleased to announce Ms. Christine Leduc as the 2015 recipient of the Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry. Click here to read more!



Eastern White Cedar silviculture virtual tour

Forest Innovation Partnership and Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada) have launched a new tool for knowledge transfer: the ‘Eastern White Cedar silviculture virtual tour’.

This dynamic and bilingual tool presents several concepts contained in the Silvicultural Guide for Eastern White Cedar (commonly called cedar in eastern Canada) and was developed following a series of field-based workshops held in Quebec in the last two years. This tool will contribute to better decisions for Eastern White Cedar management.

Link: Eastern White Cedar silviculture virtual tour

Click here for a recent E-lecture on this new knowledge transfer tool.

For more information, please contact Guyta Mercier or Caroline Gosselin

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