Rocky Mountain Section Technical Workshop – Timber supply in Alberta’s forests – these are risky times
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Timber supply in Alberta’s forests – these are risky times
The CIF-IFC Rocky Mountain Section hosted a virtual technical session on November 19, 2020 for practitioners interested in sustainability of and intensive investment in Alberta’s forests in times of risk from fire, insects, erratic weather and other factors that influence the long-term success of our forests and communities.
A diverse line-up of speakers from industry, government and the scientific community shared their expertise on:
- The importance of timber supply in forestry investment
- Opportunities to increase yield through intensive silviculture
- Tree improvement opportunities to increase growth or reduce insects, diseases and drought impacts.
- Climate change and wildfire and its impacts on sustainability.
- Assessing how risk to forest sustainability and health is assessed in sustained yield management
- Operational and strategic planning to increase wood supply in Alberta with current and adapted policies.
AAFMP CCP, Category 1, up to 6.5 hours credit
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PRESENTATION MATERIAL FROM THE TECHNICAL SESSION CAN BE FOUND BELOW.
Keywords: Canadian Institute of Forestry – CIF, Rocky Mountain Section, timber supply, wood supply, fibre, tree improvement, insects, intensive silviculture
|Vic Lieffers||Welcome and layout for the day – why this is important.||https://youtu.be/bJ554h7KEIc|
|Jeff Mycock||Chief Forester, West Fraser, Quesnel, BC
Decades of Timber Supply Hindsight – if we knew then what we know now
|Bob Winship||Strategic Team Coordinator, Weyerhaeuser Pembina
Wood Supply: Perspectives on the Big Picture
|Bob Held||Retired Resource Analyst
Alberta Timber Supply Analysis – lessons learned
|John Parkins||Professor, Dept. of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology, University of Alberta
Sustaining Timber, Sustaining Rural Communities: shared destiny or separate paths?
|Neal McLoughlin||Wildfire Management Unit Lead, Provincial FireSmart Program, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.
Landscapes on Fire
|Barb Thomas||Professor, Dept. of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta
What Role can Tree Improvement Play in Meeting our Fibre Needs?
|Devin Goodsman||Entomologist, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada
Why Understanding Insect Dispersal Matters for Managing Forests Threatened by Tree-Killing Insects
|Brad Pinno||Assistant Professor, Dept. of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta
Opportunities for Increasing Timber Supply in Alberta through Intensive Silviculture
|Summary of first breakout discussion groups||https://youtu.be/8hBxDmPuH8o|
|Summary of second breakout discussion groups||https://youtu.be/HUKbe9_URwk|