Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, February 24 – 26, 2014
Deliberating Key Forest Management Issues,
Old Saws and New Buzzes
Presenter Power Point Presentations:
Panel 1: Type 4 Silviculture Strategic Analysis Update
Paul Rehsler, Silviculture Reporting & Strategic Planning Officer, MFLNRO Paul_Rehsler
Cam Brown, Strategic Planning Forester, Forsite Consulting Cam_Brown
Jeff McWilliams RPF, Senior Associate, BA Blackwell & Associates Jeff_McWilliams
Guy Burdikin RPF, Silviculture Superintendent,West Fraser/WLTSA Silv Subcommittee
Panel 2: Watershed Management: Considerations in Managing Effects of Forest Operations on Watershed Hydrology
Rita Winkler, Hydrologist, Thompson Okanagan Region, MFLNRO
Kim Green, Hydrologist/Fluvial Geomorphologist, Apex Geoscience Consulting
Doug Wahl, Manager Audits and Investigations, Forest Practices Board
Michael Milne MES, ABCFP Limited License, Hydrologist, M.J. Milne and Associates Mike_Milne
Panel 3: After 10 Years of the Forest and Range Practices Act, What Have We Learned?
A. Robin Hoffos RPBio, Ecosystems Habitat, Cariboo Region MFLNRO Robin_SHoffos
Peter Rennie, Landscape Forester, Thompson-Okanagan Region, MFLNRO Peter_Rennie
Rick Sommer, District Manager, Thompson Rivers District, MFLNRO Rick_Sommer
Panel 4: Does BC Have Oversight of Forest Management?
Tim Ryan, Chair, Forest Practices Board
Peter Nagati, Director, Office of the Auditor General of BC
Ian Miller RPF, Manager, Sustainable Forest Management, Resource Practices Branch, MFLNRO Ian_Miller
Mark Haddock, Senior Instructor, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria Mark_Haddock
Panel 5: Beyond the Beetle: Government’s Mid-Term Timber Supply Action Plan – How Should We Manage BC’s Forests for Value and Sustainability?
Dave Peterson RPF, Chief Forester and Assistant Deputy Minister, MFLNRO Dave_Peterson
Bill Bourgeois PhD, RPF, New Direction Resource Management Bill_Bourgeois
Discussion Session 1: Cumulative Effects – Getting Government’s House in Order
Doug Lewis, Forester, Thompson Okanagan Region, MFLNRO
Discussion Session 2: Seedling Issues:
Reforestation of Chilcotin and Cariboo Extreme Dry Burned Sites Using Hydration Fertilizer Teabags, Alternative Species, and Site Preparation
Clare Kooistra RPF, Consultant Regeneration Forester, Conifera Consulting
Direct Seeding and Other Innovative Approaches for Reforesting Severe Wildfire
Bill Chapman PhD, Research Soil Scientist, Cariboo Region, MFLNRO
Discussion Session 3: A New Way to Look at Aspen Competition When Assessing Free Growing in the Cariboo
Powerpoint Presentation Parts 1-6:
Teresa Newsome, Research Silviculturist, Cariboo Region, MFLNRO
Jean Heineman MSc RPF, Forestry Research Consultant, J. Heineman Forestry Consulting
Dave Weaver, Silviculture Performance Assessment Specialist Resource Practices Branch MFLNRO
Discussion Session 4: New Climate Change Projections and Species Adaptation Strategies
Tongli Wang, Associate Director, Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics, Forest Sciences, UBC
Caren Dymond, Forest Carbon and Climate Change Researcher, MFLNRO
Discussion Session 5: Above and Beyond the Mountain Pine Beetle: Pest Impacts in Non-Pine Forests
Lorraine Maclauchlan, Forest Entomologist, Thompson Okanagan Region, MFLNRO
David Rusch, Forest Pathologist, Cariboo Region, MFLNRO David_Rusch
Discussion Session 6: Today and Tomorrow: Carbon Finance in BC Forestry
Joseph Pallant BSc, MBA Business Development Associate, Pacific Carbon Trust Joseph Pallant
Discussion Session 7: Using Landscape Fire Management Planning and Stand Treatments to Achieve Desired Forest Structure for Habitat and Fuel Management
Mike Black RPF, Fire Management Specialist, Wildfire Management Branch, MFLNRO
2013 SISCO Winter Workshop Agenda
This year’s winter workshop panel sessions explored perennial forest management issues and practices that, while always evolving, remain critical challenges today.
Five of these issues were examined using a “panel of experts” format to identify key information and perspectives on the issues, to describe the current state of affairs, and to propose to what extent these issues have been resolved or what progress is being made to address them. After the experts’ presentations there were many questions from the floor, and in-depth discussion between the panelists and colleagues attending the conference.
The workshop discussion sessions covered a range of practical silviculture and forest management topics, providing an opportunity for small-group, interactive conversation, exchange, and debate on the topics.
The renowned Thompson Rivers University Culinary Arts Program served outstanding lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the banquet on Tuesday, and Bob Simpson, former MLA Cariboo North, provided provocative food for thought as our after dinner speaker on Tuesday night.
Thank you to all those that came and participated in two days of consideration and conversation about key forestry issues of the day.