2015 AGM & Conference Presentations

keynote address

Andrew De Vries, Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
Sharing the Forest

technical session 1

Joel Neuheimer, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)
World Leading Environmental Credentials: A Market Advantage for Canada’s Forest Sector

Roger Barber, Resolute Forest Products
Sharing the Forest: The Economic Benefits

Scott Jackson, SMJ Consulting
Ontario’s Forest Sector and its Relevance to the Province: The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain

technical session 2

Dr. Florian Barnier, University of Laval
On the Challenge of Conserving Forest-dwelling Caribou Populations in Quebec’s Boreal Forest

Dr. Jen Shuter, Center for Northern Forest Ecosystem Research (CNFER)
Vital Rates, Behaviour & Population Viability of Woodland Caribou in Ontario’s Managed Forests

technical session 3

Faye Johnson, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF)
Evolution of Forest Tenure in Ontario

Colin Lachance, Northeast Superior Regional Chief’s Forum
Northeast Superior Chiefs’ Forum (NSRCF) Forestry Agenda

Dr. Peggy Smith, Lakehead University
Changes in Forest Certification: Achieving Sustainability or Impossible to Implement?

technical session 4

Dr. Howie Harshaw, University of Alberta
Exploring the Temporal and Spatial Relationships Between Timber Harvesting/Road Building and Outdoor Recreation Opportunity Settings
Click here to view Dr. Harshaw’s time lapse simulation of the relationships between timber harvesting and outdoor recreation settings, and read the article that outlines his approach.

Dr. Len Hunt, CNFER
Practical Advice to Limit the Development and Use of Trails from Forest Access Roads: A Case of Lake-Based Recreation and Tourism in Northern Ontario

technical session 5

Dr. Mike Dockry, USDA Forest Service
The Origins of Sustainable Forest Management in the USA: How the Menominee Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin have Balanced Economics, Ecology, and Community Perspectives Over Time

Jerilyn Jourdain, Red Lake Department of Natural Resources
Overview of the Climate Change Adaptation Plan of the Red Lake DNR

technical session 6

Steve Bros, Merin Forest Management
Pay me Now or Pay me Later: Capital Budgeting Analysis for Silviculture

Malcolm and Gareth Cockwell, Haliburton Forest and Limberlost Forest & Wildlife Reserve
Limberlost Forest and Haliburton Forest – An Interesting and Unique Comparison

technical session 7

Serra Hoagland, USDA Forest Service, University of Northern Arizona
Encouraging Tribal Youth to Become Future Leaders in Resource Management

Chief Lorraine Cobiness, Dalles First Nation, Miisun Integrated Resource Management

technical session 8

Dr. Rob Mackereth, CNFER
The Impact of Boreal Forest Disturbance on Watershed Mercury Dynamics

Dan Duckert, Lakehead University
Aki Connections: Building Capabilities before Capacity in Far North Community Based Land Use Planning

technical session 9

Doug Riffel, Wabauskang First Nation
Sharing the Forest: The Wabauskang Experience

Rob Keen, Forests Ontario
Sharing our Forest: Enhancing Awareness

Christine Leduc, Ontario Forest Industries Association (OFIA)
Forestry’s Call to Action

technical session 10

John Pineau, FPInnovations
FPInnovations Ontario Industry Advisor Network: Extension and Knowledge Exchange with Impact

Percy Champagne and Carole Blaquiere, FPInnovations
First Nations Partnerships from Forest Industry Opportunities