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CIF-IFC Vancouver Island Section Workshop and AGM
Questioning the Resiliency of a Changing Forest – Can we prepare the Coast for new wildfire behaviour and climate?
Canadian Institute of Forestry and Vancouver Island Section proudly presents a knowledge exchange workshop and Section AGM: Questioning the Resiliency of a Changing Forest – Can we prepare the Coast for new wildfire behavior and climate?
This workshop will examine recent trends in weather and wildfire behavior, and explore management options for Coastal forest practitioners. Speakers will bring diverse knowledge and research to the table to demonstrate the role of silviculture in establishing resilient future forests, able to withstand the uncertainty of a changing climate.
- Date: November 7, 2018
Tickets and Timing
- Workshop: 9:00 am – 4:15pm
- AGM and Dinner: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location and map: Royal Arbutus Room, B300 (above cafeteria), Vancouver Island University, 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC
Registration required! Limited Seating Available
Workshop Agenda and Speakers
- 9:00am – 9:30am : Registration
- 9:30am – 9:45am : Welcome, Safety Review and Introduction (Jocelin Teron, Chair, CIF-IFC Vancouver Island Section)
- 9:45am – 10:15am : Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada – Introduction & Program Information (CIF-IFC Staff)
- 10:15am – 11:00am : Trends in Fire Behaviour Indices and the Resulting Impact on Forest Resiliency (Jessica Duncan, FIT, Wildfire Prevention Specialist, BC Wildfire Service, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development & Pete Laing, RFT, Wildfire Prevention Specialist, BC Wildfire Service, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
- 11:00am – 11:30am : Nutrition Break (sponsored by Private Forest Landowners Association and TimberWest)
- 11:30am – 12:15pm : Improving Fibre Supply on Southern Vancouver Island by Increasing the Utilization of Residual Fibre (Rhonda Morris, R.P.F., District Manager, South Island Natural Resource District, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development)
- 12:15pm – 1:15pm : Lunch
- 1:15pm – 2:00pm : Putting Fire out on the Land: Mobilizing Traditional and Historical Knowledge with Science in Fire Management (Sonja Leverkus, PhD RPBio, PAg, FIT AFE Certified Wildland Fire Practitioner, Shifting Mosaics Consulting and Northern Fire WoRx Corp.)
- 2:00pm – 2:45pm : Genetic Gain in Growth and Wood Quality Traits in Coastal Douglas-fir: 20 Year Results (Michael Stoehr – Coastal Douglas-fir Breeding, Forest Improvement and Research Management Branch (FIRM), Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
- 2:45pm – 3:15pm : Nutrition Break (sponsored by Khowutzun Forest Services)
- 3:15pm – 4:00pm : Wildfire Risk Reduction and Fuel Management in Western Coastal Forests, Kelly Osbourne, R.P.F. – Fire and Fuel Management Officer, PreventionBC Wildfire Service, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
- 4:00pm – 4:15pm : Wrap-Up and Closing Remarks
AGM & Dinner
- Keynote speaker : Two Cedars. One Canoe. The Reconciliation Journey. (Kathi Hemphill Camilleri, Master of Arts in Leadership Cultural Safety Consultant and Facilitator of Village Workshop©️ Series)
Thank you to our sponsors!
Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)
- Workshop Sessions
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
- AGM Dinner
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm