2023 Northern Hardwood Conference

  • Full Conference
     1 August 2023 - 3 August 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Conference only
     1 August 2023 - 2 August 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

2023 Northern Hardwood Conference

Pour une description de la conférence en français, veuillez cliquer ici.

Northern hardwood forests occupy millions of hectares in the eastern United States and Canada, representing one of the most economically important and ecologically diverse forests in eastern North America. Northern hardwood silviculture is diverse and complex as well and has been the focus of extensive research for over 80 years. Today, managers continue to seek innovative sustainable management solutions to address the expanding challenges facing this forest type, including serious threats such as invasive species, inadequate tree regeneration and shifts in composition, degraded timber quality, herbivory, climate change, nitrogen deposition, and forest fragmentation.

The 2023 Northern Hardwood Conference (NHC) will give industry, researchers, academia, and forest professionals from across the range of northern hardwoods a forum to learn, share, and discuss cutting edge science and innovative management practices to sustain healthy and productive northern hardwood forests.

Forestry professionals will meet in for a three-day in person event. Two conference days, August 1st & 2nd , and a field day on the 3rd at the Fredericton Convention Centre.

The theme of the conference is “leveraging technology to improve silviculture and the digitalization of the value chain”; an innovative Canadian initiative in which New Brunswick will be the pilot landscape. This conference will illustrate key steps to the restoration and sustainability of hardwood and mixedwood forests in the northeast of North America. A showcase forest site will be used as a state-of-the art educational and training tool to demonstrate adaptive silviculture techniques focused on problem solving and finding solutions at the operational level.

About the Program

Forestry professionals will meet in for a three-day in person event. The first day is filled with workshops, industry showcases, and a trade show. The second day is a presentation day for managers and researchers with a banquet and maple syrup themed social evening. Finally, the third is a full field day at AV Group NB land at Skiff Lake/Canterbury just one hour west of Fredericton.

The event partners include the Northern Hardwoods Research Institute, the University of New Brunswick, and the Canadian Institute of ForestryMaritimes Section.

See Full Program here.

Registration – closing July 26th at midnight!

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Booths now available for $500 + registration and select sponsorship may still be available. Click here for more details.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Sugar Maple – Groupe Savoie, J.D. Irving Ltd, Government of New Brunswick, ALPA Equipment Ltd.
Yellow Birch – AV Group NB
White Oak – Remsoft Inc, Research Nova Scotia, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Waska, Nova Scotia Community College, NB Maple Syrup Association
Red Oak – Association of Registered Foresters of New Brunswick, Opportunities New Brunswick, New Brunswick Federation of Woodlot Owners, Eastern Forest Solutions, Northern Logger Magazine, École de foresterie de l’UMCE
Special thanks – Canadian Institute of Forestry (National and Maritimes Section), and UNB Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management


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