2019 NSC Fall Field Tour

Learning from the past and present to create a better forest in the future.

Where: Mackenzie, BC
When: September 24-25, 2019

Past, present, and future, “a society’s fate lies in its own hands and depends substantially on its own choices.” Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed.

Field tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tuesday, September 24, 2019

8:15 am Introduction – Miodrag Tkalec
8:20 am Load Bus
8:30 am Depart Mackenzie

9:00 am Drag Scarification: Cone viability and natural regeneration to address forest health issues. Erik Olsen – Canfor, and others.

10: 30 am Stem Rust Management: Looking at best management practices: what’s working and what’s not. Jewel Yurkewich – FLNRORD

12:00 Lunch – Mackenzie Junction

1:15 pm Forest fertilization with tea bags. Darius Bucher – Reforestation Technologies International.

2:45 pm Assisted Migration Trial site. Bill Laing – Conifex.

Banquet: 5:30-7:30 – Mackenzie Legion

Day 2: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

8:15 am Load Bus

9:00 am Wildfire – stocking standards and urban protection: Ian Leblanc or Dan Boulliane – Mackenzie Community Forest.

10:15 am Vegetation management: manual vs chemical. Ray Jacob and Kyle Wang BCTS – Mackenzie

11:00 am Tsay Keh Dene Perspective on Silviculture. Nicole Wheele – Tsay Keh Dene First Nation.

12:00 Lunch – location TBD

1:15 pm Caribou – best management and impacts on silviculture. Leslie McKinley (FLNRORD)

2:45 pm Spruce Beetle: Difficult to regenerate sites. Speaker: Jeanne Robert (FLNRORD)

3:30 pm Arrive Mackenzie – Closing remarks – Miodrag Tklaec

To register for the field tour –

Accommodation: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Alexander Mackenzie Hotel with a group rate. When booking say that you are with the Northern Silviculture group.