A number of exciting and informative post-conference field tours will be occurring on September 22, 2016 (Options B-E), . The cost of these tours is not included in the basic conference registration fee. Pre-registration is required for these tours as space is limited.
Option B: Fraser Valley and Ts’elxweyeqw (Ch-ihl-kway-uhk) Forestry Ltd. Tour (Capacity of 24)
Spend a day learning about the Ts’elxweyeqw Forestry Ltd. Partnership, in the heart of the beautiful Fraser Valley! Join us as we learn about how this company does forestry. From dealing with ever-increasing social and environmental pressures, to incorporating cultural heritage into their operations, see why this company was named the winner of the “Award of Excellence” by the BC Aboriginal Business Awards. If you would like to get your boots dirty, talk forestry, see operations, share ideas, and want to bring back some new concepts to the office on Monday, then this tour is for you. To catch a glimpse of the incredible natural landscapes found in Chilliwack click here. **Participants will require appropriate outdoor footwear and clothing for the season.**
Option C: Mission Tree Farm Tour (Capacity of 14)
Spend the day exploring an operational municipal tree farm license (TFL26) in the Fraser Valley and see how they meet their tenure obligations while addressing the needs of their community. This full day tour will include on the ground discussions of topics and issues related to: harvesting, road construction, silviculture, recreation, and integrated resource management with Mission Tree Farm foresters. In the afternoon, the group will visit Andersen Pacific Forest Products Ltd. , a high-value specialty-cut saw mill in Maple Ridge. Here you can learn more about how this mill has specialized in order to deliver unique products and custom cuts for clients. **Participants will require appropriate outdoor footwear and clothing for the season.**
Option E: Stanley Park Tour (Capacity of 11)
Stanley Park is one of Vancouver’s favourite natural wonders. In 2006 it experienced a major blow down event that left areas of the park devastated. An aggressive salvage and reforestation prescription was developed and implemented to address this issue. This morning tour will include a walk through the area under prescription, as well as discussions with those responsible for developing and implementing the rehabilitation plan. To learn more about the Stanley Park Forest Management Plan click here.**Participants will require comfortable outdoor footwear and appropriate clothing for the season.**
*Note: Tours may be cancelled if attendance is low, and an alternative tour may be offered. Your spot on the tour will not be confirmed until we receive your payment. If the tour you requested is full, you will be offered another tour.