Workshops

lidartreeWorkshops at the local level are effective in achieving knowledge transfer through the application of adult learning techniques. The CIF/IFC effectively uses its network of professionals across the country to provide a combination of outdoor and indoor learning experiences. Such techniques are well suited to promoting interest in Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI) technologies. Workshop delivery includes content specific to each region, logistics and scheduling to meet local needs, supporting information products, identification and preparation of speakers and participants, and interactive activities to maximize impact on the target audience. Workshop content will specifically address industry and provinces considering the adoption of EFI technologies and provide speaker specific case studies and business case data that can directly influence those on the cusp of adopting EFI technologies. Workshop locations will take advantage of local on-the-ground demonstration areas or other logistical advantages that can address the specific ‘decision to adopt’ questions present regionally across Canada.


2012-2013 | 2013-2014


2013-2014

This year a series of five enhanced forest inventory training and instructional workshops that logically target specific forest professionals and practitioners across various Canadian jurisdictions have been developed and delivered under the auspices of the CIF-IFC, with various local and regional partners. These sessions will be fundamentally different from a typical workshop in several ways – i.e. a smaller number of participants, excellent ratio of instructors to participants, significant hands-on time and the opportunity to work with real-world datasets – i.e. enhanced forest inventory derived by state of the art remote sensing tools and technology, provided through the Petawawa Research Forest. The workshops will directly engage and effectively train participants on how to best use and apply enhanced forest inventory in daily forest management planning, operations and silviculture activities, so as to improve the overall delivery of interdisciplinary forestry in a company’s woodlands operations, and to enhance the monitoring and auditing functions and capabilities of government regulators. The recently published Best Practices Guide will server as a template for the content of the workshops along with links to FPInnovations products.

Ontario | Saskatchewan | Prince George, BC | Campbell River, BC | Vancouver, BC | Shawinigan, QC


Ontario

Use and Application of LiDAR and New Forest Technologies in Boreal Ontario

November 28th, 2013
Universite de Hearst (amphitheatre), Hearst, ON

In collaboration with Hearst Forest Management Inc. and Thunderhouse Forest Services Inc., the Canadian Institute of Forestry hosted a workshop in Hearst, Ontario focusing on the use of LiDAR and other new forest technologies. The extremely successful workshop featured several presentations on various cutting-edge forest technologies and products, as well as offered opportunities to join the discussion on future research and use of these products.

Click here to check out the agenda.

Presentations

  1. The Enhanced Forest Resources Inventory (The First Seven Years) – Murray Radford
  2. LiDAR 101 and LiDAR Product Suite for Hearst Forest – Murray Woods
  3. Improving Operational Planning using LiDAR and GIS – Chad St.Amand
  4. AFRIDS: Connecting the Dots – Kevin Lim (Not Available)
  5. Extending inventory capabilities through ecosite-based modeling of growth and wood quality – Jeff Dech (Not Available)
  6. Ecological Indicators – Integrating ground-based and remotely sensed indicators – Dean Thompson
  7. LiDAR use on the Hearst Forest (bypass, watershed) – Pierre Brouzes (Not Available)
  8. LiDAR for old road detection – Lauren Quist

Saskatchewan

Enhanced Forest Inventory Workshop: LiDAR Inventory Planning to Implementation

March 13, 2014
Prince Albert Inn, Prince Albert, SK

The Canadian Institute of Forestry, in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre and FPInnovations, has organized a workshop on forest inventory for Saskatchewan. Enhanced Forest Inventory has the potential to change the way the forest sector does business. Organized under three broad headings; this workshop will showcase advances made under the CWFC Enhanced Forest Inventory Program, highlight success stories and examine current practices from theory to operations. The day’s technical presentations will feature experts from both government and industry, intent on challenging participants to truly learn, not only about enhanced forest inventory 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.

Click here to check out the agenda.
Click here to check out some pictures from the event. (Photo Credit: Dana Collins & Stephanie Parzei)

Presentations

  1. Welcome & Overview of CWFC EFI Program – Jim Stewart
  2. The Evolution of Saskatchewan’s Forest Inventory: Yesterday & Today – Mark Doyle
  3. Policy Perspective from the Provincial Government – Dave Lindenas
  4. LiDAR 101 – From Flight to DEM & CHM (principles & applications) & Overview and Lessons from the Ontario Project – Doug Pitt
  5. Alberta’s LiDAR Experience – Lessons Learned – Cosmin Tansanu
  6. Cost Effective Remote Sensing Applications in Forest Inventory – Diane Roddy and Laird Van Damme
  7. UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) in Forest Management – Mike Bendzsak & Jeffrey Lettvenuk

To register or for more information please contact:
Dana Collins • dcollins (at) cif-ifc.org • (705) 744-1715 ext. 530


Prince George, BC

LiDAR Inventory: A Best Practices Guide

March 18, 2014
Ramada Prince George, Prince George, BC

The Canadian Institute of Forestry, in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre and FPInnovations, has organized a workshop on forest inventory for Interior BC. Our hope is to directly engage and effectively train participants on how to best use and apply enhanced forest inventory in daily forest management planning, operations and silviculture activities, so as to improve the overall delivery of interdisciplinary forestry in a company’s woodlands operations, and to enhance the monitoring and auditing functions and capabilities of government regulators. The recently published Best Practices Guide will serve as a template for the content of the workshop.

The best practice guide brings together state-of-the-art approaches, methods, and data to provide non-experts more detailed information about complex topics.

Click here to check out the agenda.
Click here to check out some pictures from the event. (Photo Credit: Matt Meade)

Presentations

  1. Introduction to LiDAR Technology and Applications in Forest Management – Tooke
  2. Best Practices for Generating Forest Inventory Attributes… - Coops
  3. Enhanced Forest Inventory Operational Challenges to Planning and Implementation – Platt
  4. Processing LiDAR Data: Fusion Tutorial – Bolton

Click here to download the FUSION Manual.
Click here to download FUSION software.

To register or for more information please contact:
Matt Meade • mmeade (at) cif-ifc.org • (705) 744-1715 ext. 595


Campbell River, BC

LiDAR Inventory: A Best Practices Guide

March 25, 2014
Anchor Inn & Suites Campbell River, Campbell River, BC

The Canadian Institute of Forestry, in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre and FPInnovations, has organized a workshop on forest inventory for Interior BC. Our hope is to directly engage and effectively train participants on how to best use and apply enhanced forest inventory in daily forest management planning, operations and silviculture activities, so as to improve the overall delivery of interdisciplinary forestry in a company’s woodlands operations, and to enhance the monitoring and auditing functions and capabilities of government regulators. The recently published Best Practices Guide will serve as a template for the content of the workshop.

The best practice guide brings together state-of-the-art approaches, methods, and data to provide non-experts more detailed information about complex topics.

Click here to check out the agenda.
Click here to check out some pictures from the event. (Photo Credit: Stephanie Parzei & Dana Collins)

Presentations

  1. Introduction to LiDAR Technology and Applications in Forest Management – Tooke
  2. Best Practices for Generating Forest Inventory Attributes… – Coops
  3. Enhanced Forest Inventory Operational Challenges to Planning and Implementation – Platt
  4. Advantages of Using EFI inside FPInterface – Kurowski
  5. Processing LiDAR Data: Fusion Tutorial – Bolton

Click here to download the FUSION Manual.
Click here to download FUSION software.

To register or for more information please contact:
Stephanie Parzei • sparzei (at) cif-ifc.org • (705) 744-1715 ext. 630


Vancouver, BC

LiDAR Inventory: A Best Practices Guide

March 31, 2014
FPInnovations Building – UBC Campus, Vancouver, BC

The Canadian Institute of Forestry, in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre and FPInnovations, has organized a workshop on forest inventory for Interior BC. Our hope is to directly engage and effectively train participants on how to best use and apply enhanced forest inventory in daily forest management planning, operations and silviculture activities, so as to improve the overall delivery of interdisciplinary forestry in a company’s woodlands operations, and to enhance the monitoring and auditing functions and capabilities of government regulators. The recently published Best Practices Guide will serve as a template for the content of the workshop.

The best practice guide brings together state-of-the-art approaches, methods, and data to provide non-experts more detailed information about complex topics.

Click here to check out the agenda.
Click here to check out some pictures from the event. (Photo Credit: Courtney Bennett & Rebecca Launchbury)

Presentations

  1. Introduction to LiDAR Technology and Applications in Forest Management – Tooke
  2. Best Practices for Generating Forest Inventory Attributes… – Coops
  3. Enhanced Forest Inventory Operational Challenges to Planning and Implementation – Platt
  4. Advantages of Using EFI inside FPInterface – Kurowski
  5. Processing LiDAR Data: Fusion Tutorial – Bolton

Click here to download the FUSION Manual.
Click here to download FUSION software.

To register or for more information please contact:
Rebecca Launchbury • rlaunchbury (at) cif-ifc.org • (705) 744-1715 ext. 630


 

SHAWINIGAN, QC

Technologies et outils disponibles pour améliorer vos inventaires forestiers
 

19 mars 2014
Shawinigan – Auberge des gouverneurs – Atelier en salle

The Canadian Wood Fibre Centre and FPInnovations hosted an EFI workshop in Quebec, featuring presentations and consultation on innovations in LiDAR and enhanced forest inventory.

Click here to check out the agenda.

Partenaires principaux
FPInnovations
Centre canadien sur la fibre de bois
Association forestière de la Vallée du Saint-Maurice

Presentations

LE PRÉSENTATEUR DOCUMENTS À TÉLÉCHARGER
Jean-Martin Lussier Présentation
Jean-François Coté Présentation
Francis Charrette Présentation
Bastien-Ferland Raymond Présentation

2012 – 2013

During 2012-13, the CIF-IFC in cooperation with the CWFC and many local and regional partners delivered a series of eight enhanced forest inventory workshops across Canada. Collectively over 500 people attended these events, that were held in Nanaimo, BC, Kamloops BC, Slave Lake, AB, Winnipeg, MB, Dryden, ON, Quebec City, QC, Moncton, NB, and Corner Brook, NL.

Alberta | Quebec | Ontario | Manitoba | BC Coast
BC Interior | Newfoundland | New Brunswick


 

Alberta

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: Current and Future Approaches to Forest Inventory

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Northern Lakes College – Slave Lake, Alberta

The Canadian Institute of Forestry, in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre and FPInnovations, organized a Technical Session on forest inventory in Alberta. Reviewing past inventories, examining current practices and exploring the latest developments to help chart a future for forest inventory in the province.

Click here to check out the agenda.
Click here to check out some pictures from the event. (Photo Credit: Ted Gooding)

Presentations

  1. Historical Overview of Forest Inventories in Alberta – Bev Wilson
  2. Policy Perspective from the Provincial Government – Darren Tapp
  3. FMA Holder Perspective: Forest Inventory as the foundation for Forest Management Plans – Whitby & Kristoff
  4. Integrating Multisource Data: AVI, LiDAR, Multisource and Multi-date Digital Aerial Photography – Fisher
  5. Beyond Conventional Forest Inventory: New Forest Inventory Attributes – Glenn Buckmaster (Not Available)
  6. Terrestrial Laser Scanners Applied to Forest Inventory – Cote
  7. Creating High Density Point Clouds for Forestry Applications using SGM – Uebbing
  8. Methods and Approaches for Modeling and Mapping Stand Attributes – Pitt
  9. Forest Resource Monitoring with the Next Generation of 3D LiDAR Sensors – Hopkinson

Quebec

Applications pratiques de l’inventaire forestier amélioré

Vendredi, 16 novembre 2012
Station de recherche du Service canadien des forêts à Valcartier

Les chercheurs du Centre canadien sur la fibre de bois (CCFB) et de FPInnovations travaillent depuis plusieurs années à la réalisation de projets de recherche et développement dans le domaine de l’inventaire forestier. L’heure est maintenant à la présentation d’innovations découlant de ces projets et à la démonstration de l’applicabilité des données d’inventaire en provenance des LiDAR terrestre et aérien à un niveau opérationnel. Cet atelier vise à présenter des cas concrets d’utilisation des données LiDAR par l’industrie forestière canadienne avec les bénéfices encourus.

Click here to check out the agenda.
Click here to check out some pictures from the event. (Photo Credit: Sylvie Carles & Nicole Bergevin)
Click here for an article on the event. Thanks Caroline!

Presentations

  1. Le logiciel Optitek – Pierre & Luc Bédard
  2. Application du lidar terrestre pour maximiser la valeur de l’arbre sur pied – Ung & Bédard
  3. Méthode de conversion du nuage de points avec Optitek – Ung, Bédard & Bédard
  4. Application des données LiDAR dans les opérations forestières – Charette & Lepage
  5. Planification forestière opérationnelle Solutions optimisées par LiDAR – Vezeau
  6. Lidar et gestion des forêts irrégulières – Lussier

Ontario

LOTW’s Forest Inventory Workshop

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
Dryden, Ontario @ Holiday Inn Express (across from A&W on Hwy. #17)

The Canadian Institute of Forestry, in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre and FPInnovations, has organized a Technical Session on forest inventory in Ontario.

Click here to check out the agenda.
Click here to check out some pictures from the event. (Photo Credit: John Pineau)

Presentations

  1. The Enhanced Forest Resources Inventory – Banton
  2. Operational Implementation and Cost Analysis of a LiDAR inventory in Boreal Ontario & Video – Woods
  3. Progress in Enhancing Forest Resource Inventory in Canada – Groot
  4. The eFRI Imagery – Uses and Applications – Bilyk
  5. Inventory and Production Planning – A Value Chain Approach – Shorthouse
  6. Cost Effective Remote Sensing Applications in Forest Inventory – Van Damme

Manitoba

Manitoba – Enhanced Forest Inventory

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Western Canada Aviation Museum (958 Ferry Road)

Enhanced Forest Inventory has the potential to change the way the forest sector does business. In this workshop we will discuss the past, present and potential future of Forest Inventory within Manitoba. We will discuss some emerging technologies as well as new techniques to fully utilize current inventory technologies.

Click here to check out the agenda.
Click here to check out some pictures from the event. (Photo Credit: John Pineau)

Presentations

  1. The Evolution of Manitoba’s Forest Inventory – Boyd
  2. The eFRI Imagery – Uses and Applications – Bilyk
  3. Creating Photogrammetric Point Clouds – Brooker
  4. Inventory and Production Planning – A Value Chain Approach – Shorthouse
  5. LiDAR for Transmission Line Vegetation Management – Ortiz
  6. Data capture using terrestrial 3D laser scanners and UAS – Kazina
  7. Cost Effective Remote Sensing Applications in Forest Inventory – Van Damme
  8. Airborne LiDAR for eFRI in the boreal forest – what’s happening today & tomorrows R&D pipeline – Pitt
  9. Progress in Enhancing Forest Resource Inventory in Canada – Groot

Additional Information
Click here to check out the Manitoba Section site.


BC Coast

BC’s Coastal Forest Inventory Workshop

Friday, March 1st 2013

Vancouver Island University – Building 356 – Room 109 (900 Fifth St. Nanaimo, BC)

The Canadian Institute of Forestry, in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre and FPInnovations, has organized a workshop on forest inventory for Coastal BC. Enhanced Forest Inventory has the potential to change the way the forest sector does business. Organized under three broad headings; this workshop will showcase advances made under the CWFC Enhanced Forest Inventory Program, highlight success stories and examine current practices from theory to operations in coastal BC. The day’s technical presentations will feature experts from both government and industry, intent on challenging participants to truly learn, not only about enhanced forest inventory 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.

Click here to check out the agenda.

Presentations

Speaker Topic Presentation Audio
Doug Pitt Canadian Wood Fibre Centre Enhanced Forest Inventory Research Program PDF WMA
Joanne White LiDAR 101 – From Flight to DEM & CHM (principles & applications) PDF WMA
 Doug Pitt LiDAR 300 – From Point Cloud to High Spatial Resolution Predictions of Stand Attributes PDF WMA
 Doug Pitt Overview and Lessons from the Ontario Project PDF WMA
Roger Whitehead Overview and Lessons from the Alberta Project PDF WMA
Matt Kurowski An Operational Cost-Benefit Study PDF WMA
Mihai Pavel Using New Compilation & Crusing (NCCruise) model & LiDAR N/A N/A
Ian Moss You Get What You Pay For: Understanding the Business Case PDF WMA
Brian Saunders “Increased Timber Value with Terrestrial Lidar” Video (.avi) N/A
Chris Vukovic LiDAR & Inventory in Coastal Forests – Challenges & Opportunities PDF WMA
Coleen MacLean-Marlow THE NVI Project – A Partnership Approach to Leverage Cost-Benefit & Share Risk PDF WMA

BC Interior

BC’s Interior Forest Inventory Workshop

Friday, March 4th – 6th 2013
Thompson Rivers University Campus, Kamloops BC

The Canadian Institute of Forestry, in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, FPInnovations and Southern Interior Silviculture Committee (SISCO), has organized a Technical Session on forest inventory in the BC Interior (Kamloops, BC).
Click here to check out the agenda.
Click here to check out some pictures from the event. (Photo Credit: Matt Meade)

Presentations – Panel 3

  1. Canadian Wood Fibre Centre Enhanced Forest Inventory Research Program – Pitt
  2. LiDAR 101 – From Flight to DEM & CHM (principles & applications) – White
  3. Overview and Lessons from the Ontario Project – Pitt
  4. Overview and Lessons from the Alberta Project – Whitehead
  5. Alberta’s LiDAR Experience – Lessons Learned – White
  6. Video “LiDAR Wet Areas Animation” – White

Presentation – Discussion Session 3

  1. Weyerhaeuser Grande Prairie FMA LiDAR Project and AFRIDS – Lim
  2. Using New Compilation & Crusing (NCCruise) model & LiDAR – Pavel (Not Available)
  3. An Operational Cost-Benefit Study – Kurowski

Town Hall Forum on Forest Management – March 6th (TRU – Kamloops, BC)
This year SISCO, in collaboration with the Coastal Silviculture Committee and the Canadian Institute of Forestry included a Forestry Town Hall Forum on Forest Management where participants can meet and ask the candidates in this year’s provincial election what their policies are for managing our forests. The forum was a Town Hall meeting under the guidance of a nonpartisan moderator, open to the public, at the Irving K. Barber House of Learning at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. Vaughn Palmer, as moderator, directed questions to representatives from the political parties running in the May 2013 provincial election, who will be given equal time to define and articulate their parties’ policies on questions people have about forest management issues in BC. There will be prepared questions from the silviculture committees, professional foresters, ecologists, biologists, field practitioners and the public, as well as questions from the floor.

Town Hall – Audio/Visual Files
Click here to check out SISCO’s website, which now features all the audiovisual recordings of the town hall, as well as media coverage of both the winter workshop, and the town hall.


Newfoundland

Newfoundland’s Enhanced Forest Inventory Workshop

Wednesday, March 27th 2013
Glynmill Inn – Corner Brook, NL

The Canadian Institute of Forestry, in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre and FPInnovations, has organized a workshop on forest inventory for NFLD. Enhanced Forest Inventory has the potential to change the way the forest sector does business. The day’s technical presentations will feature experts from government, industry and academia intent on challenging participants to truly learn, not only about enhanced forest inventory 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.
Click here to check out the agenda.
Click here to check out some pictures from the event. (Photo Credit: Bill Clarke & Matt Meade)

Presentations

  1. Historical Overview of Forest Inventories in NFLD – Pittman
  2. 2013-2023 Provincial Forest Management Strategy; Ecological & Environmental Policy Initiatives – Adams
  3. Industry Perspective- Better Forest Management Decisions Using EFI/LiDAR – Moulton
  4. LiDAR and its use for the Enhance Forest Inventory – Fournier
  5. Predicting and mapping forest inventory attributes in NL using LiDAR – Luther
  6. Practical Uses of LIDAR in NL: A Consultants Perspective – Davison
  7. Operational use of LiDAR technologies in Ontario – Woods
  8. Improving Operational Planning Using Lidar Forest Inventories and GIS – St. Amand
  9. Connecting the dots with AFRIDS: Operational Successes in the Forest Industry – Lim
  10. Efficient Tools for LiDAR Processing – Wheeler

New Brunswick

Canadian Woodlands Forum Spring Meeting

April 3-4 2013
Delta Beauséjour Hotel, Moncton, NB

As the forest sector continues to adapt and transform, there is a renewed sense of optimism across the region for the future of our industry. Mark your calendars for April 3-4, 2013 as the 2013 Spring Meeting program will provide timely information, market updates, practical tips & best practices, innovative products and cutting-edge technologies, in order to help you and your team capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead.

Click here to check out the agenda.
Click here to check out some pictures from the event. (Photo Credit: Matt Meade)

Presentations

  1. LiDAR; A New View on the Ground – DeMerchant
  2. An Update on the Use of Airborne LiDAR for Enhanced Inventory – Pitt
  3. Development of a LiDAR Based Operational Inventory for the Acadia Research Forest – Dick
  4. JD Irving Ltd.’s Recent Experience Using LiDAR to Improve Forest Operations – Pelham & Arsenault
  5. Perspectives on the Development of a Forest Inventory for New Brunswick for the 21st Century – Dick

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