NSC 2016 Winter Conference

Improving Silviculture Planning and Practice from Current Standards to our Future Forests

When: February 16-17, 2016
Where: Prince George Civic Centre

Day 1, Part 1: Strategic and Tactical Forest and Silviculture Planning – How are we doing?

8:30:  The role and expectations of the forest professional in silvicultural planning and practices – Casey McCauley, RPF – (Association of BC Forest Professionals) Presentation (pdf): ABCFP Macaulay NSC 2016

9:15: Key Findings and recommendations of the 2015 Forest Practices Board on Forest Stewardship Plans – Del Williams, RPF – (Forest Practices Board). Presentation (pdf): Williams NSC 2016

10:30: Overview of, and critical strategies for future timber supply and AAC management in Interior Timber Supply Areas (Cariboo, Central Interior, Northern, and Northwestern – John Pousette, RPF – (MoFLNRO, Northern Interior Region). Presentation (pdf): Pousette NSC 2016

11:15: Improving the art and science of silvicultural prescriptions (including professional reliance and site planning challenges) – Diana Gerdentis, RPF – (Gerdenits and Associates Natural Resource Consulting). Presentation (pdf): Gerdenits NSC 2016

Day 1, Part II: Opportunities and Challenges for Timber Supply, Wildlife Habitat, and Watershed Management

1:00: Considering cumulative impacts for forest structural retention and wildlife habitat – Dr Chris Johnson and Dexter Hodder – (UNBC and John Prince Research Forest).

1:40: Considering cumulative impacts for forest hydrology (and how to mitigate them) – Pierre Beaudry – (P. Beaudry and Associates Ltd.). Presentation (pdf): Beaudry NSC 2016

2:20: Integrated silviculture strategies: Examples, case studies, and lessons so far – Bryce Bancroft, RPF – (Symmetree Consulting Group Ltd.). Presentation (pdf): Bancroft NSC 2016

3:30: Partial cutting and secondary stand structure management: past experience, current knowledge and potential applications – Phillippe Meek – (FP Innovations). Presentation (pdf): PMEEK NSC 2016

4:10: Commercial thinning in second-growth stands: Coming opportunities and challenges in Interior BC – Ken Day, RPF – (UBC Alex Fraser Research Forest). Presentation (pdf): Day NSC 2016

Day 2: Reforestation Challenges and Solutions from the Stand to Landscape Level

8:30: Back to the wetbelt: What it takes to achieve successful reforestation in wetter SBS and ESSF ecosystems – Peter Forsythe, RPF – (Huckleberry Forest Consulting). Presentation (pdf): Forsythe NSC 2016

9:10: How does survey data in RESULTS link to estimation of future timber supply? – Hubert Burger, RPF – (MoFLNRO). Presentation (pdf): Burger NSC 2016

9:30: Harvest and salvage machines we have used to meet the challenges of our clients, and lessons learned. Joel Runtz, RFT – (TDB Consulting Inc.). Presentation (pdf): Runtz NSC 2016

10:40: The new Pine-Aspen stocking standards: From research to practice – Teresa Newsome, RPF – (MoFLNRO, Southern Interior Region) and Kris Sigalet, RPF – (BC Timber Sales-Williams Lake). Presentation (pdf): Newsome NSC 2016

11:20: Landscape-level Multi-block reforestation standards: The PIR experience – Gary Quanstrom, RPF – (PIR Smithers). Presentation (pdf): Quanstrom NSC 2016

1:00: Overview of the BC Tree improvement program – Brian Barber, RPF – (MoFLNRO Tree Improvement Branch, Victoria). Presentation (pdf): Barber NSC 2016

1:40: The lodgepole pine tree improvement program and its application to central and northern BC – Nick Ukrainetz – (MoFLRNO Tree Improvement Branch, Kalamalka Research Station). Presentation (pdf): Ukrainetz NSC 2016