The Changing Face of Silviculture – From Basic to Intensive Management

  •  28 May 2021
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Changing Face of Silviculture – From Basic to Intensive Management

The CIF – Rocky Mountain Section is presenting a Virtual Technical Session “The Changing Face of Silviculture – From Basic to Intensive Management”, on Thursday, April 22nd 2021 from 8:30am – 4:30pm (MDT). Practitioners interested in the sustainability of Alberta’s forests as influenced by the use of different silvicultural practices ranging from basic to intensive management will be interested in attending this session. Speakers from industry, government and the scientific community from across Canada will share their expertise. Topics will be covered include a history of silviculture in Alberta; herbicide alternatives for competition control; climate change adaptation and silviculture; emerging nursery technologies; intensive management without herbicides; density management for timber production; forest fertilization and future of intensive silviculture scenarios for Alberta. Continuing Competence: Attendees will be eligible for up to 6.5 hours AAFMP Level 1 Continuing Competency Credits. Click here to access the agenda! Registration Information

Ticket Pricing
CIF-IFC Members $25
Non-Members $35
Retired Members $15
CIF-IFC Student Members Free
Non-Member Students $15

For more information: Please direct any questions to Brad Pinno at:

Presentation Material

Click on the links below to view the presentations from the Technical Session:

Speaker Title Video Presentation
Nelson Thiffault, Canadian Wood Fibre Centre Natural Resources Canada

Intensive Management without Herbicides in Quebec PDF
Andrew Shandro, GoA History of Silviculture in Alberta and Future Risks PDF
Brad Pinno, Assistant Professor – Silviculture, University of Alberta Possible Intensive Silviculture Effects at the Tree, Stand and Landscape Scale. PDF

Tyler Niles,  Weyerhaeuser GP


Glyphosate Alternative for Competition Control PDF
Milo Mihajlovich and Brian Roth Getting There from Here: Thoughts on th efuture of herbicides in silviculture. PDF
Lee Martens, GoA,  Star Creek Study  Climate Change Adaptation Silviculture PDF
Scott Formaniuk, Cost to Coast Reforestation  Emerging Nursery Technology  
Woongsoon Jang, BC Ministry of Forests Forest Fertilization in British Columbia PDF

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