2020 NSC Winter Conference

How to meet the demands of our changing forests?

February 25-26, 2020
Prince George Civic Centre

Draft Agenda
Day 1: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

7:00 – Registration and Networking
8:30 – Welcome and NSC Program Overview
Day 1: Innovating stand management to meet new goals and realities
8:40 – Balancing wildfire mitigation objectives with silviculture practices and other constraints – Garnet Mierau – Forsite Consultants
9:20 – Provincial overview of Silviculture issues – Lorne Bedford – FLNRORD 10:00 – Coffee break
10:30 – Subalpine fir: Silviculture and Management of an oft overlooked commercial species – Mike Jull – Aleza Lake Research Forest
11:15 – How Alberta is doing silviculture surveys and reforestation assessments – Shane Sadoway – Blue Ridge Lumber Inc.
12:00 – Lunch (provided)
1:05 – Commercial thinning and intermediate cuts – Panel Discussion
Moderator – Dr. Ken Byrne – FPInnovations
Speakers: Chris Elden – West Fraser, Matt Campbell – Canfor, Keith Tate – Carrier Lumber, Lee-ann Puhallo – FLNRORD
3:00 – Coffee break
3:20 – Using remote sensing data to facilitate landscape planning for multi-functional forest management – Dr. Che Elkin (UNBC)
4:05 – Growth and Yield 101: Ministry GY tools and their roles in operational applications today – Sharad Baral – FLNRORD.
6:00 – Banquet and networking

Day 2: Wednesday, February 26. 2020

8:15 – Reconvening Welcome and Overview of Day 2 program
Day 2 Morning: First Nations rights and perspectives in forestry and silviculture
8:30 – TBA
9:15 – Collecting and harvesting traditional foods and medicines – Sharon Primeau – Tsi del del – Tsilhqot’in Nation.
10:00 – Coffee Break
10:30 – Cultural Heritage Resources management, and best practices – Christine Galliazzo – FLNRORD
11:15 – NSC Annual General Meeting
Door Prizes
11:45 – Lunch (provided)
Day 2 Afternoon: Integrating New Perspectives in Stand and Forest Management
12:45 – Managing for Fisher in Stand and Landscape Management – Scott Yaeger, FLNRORD
1:30 – Managing for stand resilience and deciduous species – a Peace River Woodlot Association prespective – Dr. Chris Hawkins – Yukon College
2:15 – TBA
3:00 – Closing remarks and conference completion

Please note: Titles and speakers are subject to change


To register: https://event-wizard.com/NSC2020Winter/0/register/
Registration fees:
Delegate (full conference package – includes banquet)
– Early bird (before January 20, 2020) – $285
– After Jan 20, 2020 – $315
– Extra banquet ticket (for a guest) – $50
– Student – $50 per day
– Exhibitor booth (includes one delegate package) – $400
– Additional booth attendees – $50 per person

NSC Cancellation policy:
Attendee substitution is allowed and encouraged if the registered attendee is no longer able to attend the conference. However if that is not possible the following registration cancellation policy is in effect.
1)  Any cancellation within 3 working days of the event: No refund.
2) Cancellation >3 working days and up to 10 working days before the event: 50% redund.
3) Cancellation >10 working days before the event: Full refund minus a $50 processing charge.