2021 NSC Webinars

In lieu of the traditional fall field tour and winter conference the NSC is hosting two webinars.

Webinar 1: Innovations and New Approaches in Woody-fuel and Wildfire-risk Reductions for Central BC Interior Community Interface Forests
Thursday, January 21, 2021
8:30 am – noon

Draft Agenda

8:30-8:35: Welcome and Introduction – Mike Jull, Chair NSC
8:35-9:20: “The Forest will burn” video and discussion – Charles Friesen (FPInnovations)
9:20-10:15: The Quesnel Experience. – Alex Tranq (FLRNORD), Liam Parfitt (Freya Logging)
10:15-10:30: Stretch break
10:30-11:15: Burns Lake Community Forest wildfire risk reduction: integrating fuel treatment in a working forest. – Frank Varga (Burns Lake Community Forest), and Sonja Leverkus (Shifting Mosaics Consulting)
11:15-12:00: Forest Fire Behaviour Modeling and its implications on Fuel Management Prescriptions. – Nick Soverel (Frontera Forest Solutions) 
12:00-12:10: Wrap up – Mike Jull, Chair, NSC

Webinar 2: Innovations in Northern BC Reforestation
Thursday, March 25, 2021
8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Draft Agenda

8:30-8:35: Welcome and Introduction – Mike Jull, Chair, NSC
8:35-9:20: Landscape Level Silviculture Strategies. – Jeff McWilliams (BA Blackwell and Associates), Tim Penninga (West Fraser)
9:20-10:00: Fall planting. – Dr. Steve Grossnickle (NurseryToForest Solutions)
10:00-10:15: Stretch break
10:15-11:00: Black Army Cutworm Biology, monitoring and management considerations. – Les Moore (FLNRORD), Tim Penninga (West Fraser)
11:00-11:45: Tree planting in the times of Covid. Speaker TBA
11:45- 12:30: Rehabilitation, revegetation, and reforestation of linear corridors for improved habitat. John DeGagne, Marc Steynen (SERNbc)
12:35-12:50: NSC Annual General Meeting
12:50-1:00 Wrap-up – Mike Jull, NSC Chair 
Note: Times in the agendas are approximate and may change.

Cost:
$50.00 per individual webinar, or
$90.00 for both
Student rate: $20.00
Student institution rate (10 or more students) – $200.00

To register: https://event-wizard.com/NSC2021WinterWebinars/0/register/