2023 Program

Forestry for All

The theme for the 2023 CIF-IFC National Conference and 115th AGM, “Forestry for All”, was chosen to bring together those with differing values on forest management ideologies, including foresters, academics, activists, First Nations, and lay people.

The Conference will take place from September 24-27, 2023 in Nanamio, BC. Learn more about the theme, speakers, and social events we have planned for #2023CIF below!

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?

This year’s Conference aims to provide delegates with practical information concerning:

  • BC’s old growth forests
  • Forests history
  • Forestry operations in the new age
  • Forest seeds
  • Prescribed burnings and emerging science
  • Forest policy and carbon accounting
  • Open urban forest projects
  • Challenges facing young forestry professionals

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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