2021 NSC Winter 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


Welcome and Introduction – Mike Jull, Chair NSC
“The Forest will burn” video and discussion – Charles Friesen (FPInnovations) – Presentation video link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHe_j4TV6Qk
The Quesnel Experience
Planning for Operational Fuel Management – Alex Tranq (FLRNORD) – presentation
Bringing European Logging Practices to BC – Liam Parfitt (Freya Logging) – presentation
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) – presentation
Forest Fire Behaviour Modeling and its implications on Fuel Management Prescriptions. – Nick Soverel (Frontera Forest Solutions) – presentation

Webinar 2: Innovations in Northern BC Reforestation
Thursday, March 25, 2021
8:15 am – 1:00 pm


Welcome and Introduction – Mike Jull, Chair, NSC
Landscape Level Silviculture Strategies. – Jeff McWilliams (BA Blackwell and Associates), Presentation; Tim Penninga (West Fraser) Presentation
Fall planting. – Dr. Steve Grossnickle (NurseryToForest Solutions) Presentation
NSC Annual General Meeting
Black Army Cutworm Biology, monitoring and management considerations. – Les Moore (FLNRORD), Presentation; Tim Penninga (West Fraser), Presentation
Tree planting in the times of Covid. Jordan Tesluk (Safety Advocate and Auditor) Presentation unavailable
Rehabilitation, revegetation, and reforestation of linear corridors for improved habitat. John DeGagne, Marc Steynen (SERNbc), Presentation
Wrap-up – Mike Jull, NSC Chair 

Thank you to our NSC sponsors


  • Forsite Forest Management Specialists
  • Pacific Regeneration Technologies (PRT)
  • Integral Forest Management Ltd.


  • Aleza Lake Research Forest
  • DWB Consulting Services Ltd
  • Erafor Forestry
  • Folklore Contracting Ltd.
  • Industrial Forestry Services (IFS)
  • JRP Solutions
  • Strategic Natural Resource Consultants
  • TDB
  • Vernon Seed Orchard Company
  • West Fraser


  • John Prince Research Forest
  • Terrace Community Forest