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Northern Silviculture Committee Winter Workshop 2013





2 January 2013

Northern Silviculture Comittee Winter Workshop


The Art of Silviculture: Seedlings to Landscapes

February 19-20, 2013
Prince George, B.C.
We invite you to join us at this exciting workshop to discuss, debate, and learn more about “The Art of Silviculture: Seedlings to Landscapes”.
A wide range of silviculture topics will be explored over the two day workshop with an emphasis on current issues of the day. You will have a chance to learn something new, meet old and new friends, and visit with one of the workshop exhibitors.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

7:00 am Registration

8:15 am Welcome


8:30 am Landscape Fire Planning and Management

Kelly Osbourne, FLNRO

9:15 am Fire in Mountain Pine Beetle

Dana Hicks, FLNRO

10:00 – 10:30 am Refreshment Break / Exhibits

10:30 am Evaluating Various Reforestation Options for Severely Burnt Sites (2009 and 2010 Wildfires) in the Chilcotin and Central Cariboo

Clare Kooistra, Conifera Consulting

11:15 am A new Look at Direct Seeding Lodgepole Pine

Bill Chapman, FLNRO

Becky Bravi, FLNRO

Becky Bravi, FLNRO

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch ( provided)

1:00 pm The Role of Silviculture in Watershed Management

Dave Wilford, FLNRO

1:45 pm Climate Change Studies on the CNC Research Forest

John Neumann, College of New Caledonia

2:30 pm Refreshment Break / Exhibits

3:00 pm Landscape Level Assessments of Vole and Hare Popula tion Cycles and Impacts to Silviculture Planning

Frank Doyle, Wildlife Dynamics Consulting

3:45 pm TBA

6:00 pm No Host Bar

6:30 pm Banquet – University of Northern BC

7:30 pm Guest Speaker TBA


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

8:00 am Uniform Shelterwood Silviculture Systems in the Cariboo Region

Michaela Waterhouse, FLNRO

8:45 am Trembling aspen competition, climate, and site preparation effects on white spruce growth in boreal forests of Western Canada

Francesco Cortini, NRCan

9:30 am NSC Business Meeting

10:00 am Refreshment Break / Exhibits

10:30 am Long term Dynamics and Fate of Douglas-fir leave trees in the Central Interior

Mike Jull, UNBC

11:15 am Glacial History of the Bowron Area

Marten Geertsema, FLNRO

12:00 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch (provided)

The Bowron Today: 30 Years after the Spruce Beetle Outbreak(Joint technical session with the ABCFP AGM, Canfor Theatre)

1:00 pm Westland Video(1992) about the Spruce Beetle Outbreak

Robert Hodgkinson, FLNRO

The 80’s – A New Era for Forest Management

Brian Harding,Erafor Forestry

Management Today

Cezary Slugocki, Erafor Forestry

Biodiversity, Mountain Caribou and Grizzly Bears

Dale Seip, Ministry of Environment

Riparian and hydrologic legacies of extensive salvage harvesting in the Bowron River watershed

John Rex, FLNRO

3:30 pm Adjourn Prize Draw


NSC Winter Workshop

Early Registration Fee: $225.00 +hst

(before Feb 8/2013)

Registration Fee: $250.00 +hst

(after Feb 8/2013)

Live Streaming Fee: $95.00 +hst

Live Streaming – NEW!

For those individuals who cannot attend in person we are offering the workshop via this technology so that you can view it live online. Contact us for more details.

Live Streaming Fee: $95.00 +hst

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Winter Workshop – “Live Streaming”

February 19-20, 2013

For those individuals who cannot attend in person we are offering the workshop via this technology so that you can view it live online.  Those who register for this option will be able to view all the presentations live through their computer.  You will also have the ability to ask questions of the presenters by typing in your questions online.  The moderators for each sesssion will monitor these requests and will forward the questions to the presenters on your behalf.  Those who register for this format will be given a link and password 3 days prior to the workshop.

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Tree Planting Example Videos

Post With Silviculture Video

This is an example of a post with a silviculture video. Your video could be on any subject at all:

  • general interest
  • how -to video
  • present your silviculture problem and ask for advice

The point is, video is a great way to communicate and just about every silviculturist out there has a digital camera that can do the job.

Spring 2007 Newsletter

Volume 9 Issue 1 Spring 2007

From the Editor’s Stump

Very difficult and challenging times are here for us in the forest industry, with economic variables aligned against industry profitability for the near future. Finding the ‘sweet spot’ in keeping current silviculture cost down without creating legacy projects is a fine art.
The winter workshop in PG was a great success, and I was so tempted to yell out during the talk show; Jerr-y, Jerr-y! I have never actually been ejected from an NSC event…
Please enjoy the 2007 tour in Smithers.
Have a great summer.
Rob Cochrane – Editor

Winter Workshop Highlights

The winter NSC workshop on “Silviculture Science and the Translation to Evaluation and Forest Stewardship Plans” was a great  success with over 200 attendees. The first session was an update on current  research and the backbone for day two’s session on the progress of FRPA in developing effectiveness evaluations.
A few highlights of these sessions included
  • Bruce Rogers update on Douglas-fir retention and how his research translates into management practices.
  • Wendy Bergerund challenged the group to have a better understanding of stocking calculations.
  • Norma Stromberg- Jones talked about the limitation of effectiveness evaluations in the field and the difficulty of interpretations for nonspecialists.
  • Ian Brown challenged the group to look at big picture goals when considering free growing standards.
  • Roberta Reader stressed the importance of being a professional and not handing over decision making to the courts.
For this conference a couple of new formats were tried. The breakout sessions were appreciated allowing attendees to choose areas of interest of both technical updates (GPS, PDA’s) and scientific updates (soils, Fire smart, range and woody debris).
The ‘talk show’ was very humorous; Jim Ladds the MC brought out the dry humor of Alan Banner and Denise Hogue while conveying their wealth of experience.