2023 National Conference & 115th Annual General Meeting

2023 National Conference & 115th Annual General Meeting

Forestry for All

Hosted in collaboration with the CIF-IFC Vancouver Island Section


September 24-27, 2023
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Nanaimo, BC
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Conference Program

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About the Program

Canada is regarded as a leader in sustainable forest management, so why is our forest industry the subject of protest? Foresters, academics, activists, First Nations, and lay people all have a voice in this conversation, and each has a right to be heard. At this Conference we will examine forest management ideologies among groups with differing values. Let’s consider the innovative ways these groups collaborate. How were we successful in the past? What are we facing today? And how should we approach the challenges of tomorrow?

The Conference will also feature technical presentations on the leading edge of forestry innovation and field tours showcasing local culture and history, silviculture, wood product manufacturing and BIG TREES! Surrounded by the giant coastal Douglas-firs and western redcedars of the Pacific Northwest’s temperate rainforests, Conference goers can explore the “Hub City” of Nanaimo and all the tourism opportunities Vancouver Island has to offer.

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Who should attend?

Attendance at the 2023 CIF-IFC National Conference is welcome to any individual, but is highly recommended to all professionals, practitioners and students from the forestry and environmental/natural resources sectors and industries.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsors and participating organizations will include industry, consultants, service providers, government, academic institutions, and private sector organizations active in the forestry and the natural resources sectors. 

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