2020 WINTER WORKSHOP February 3rd to February 5th Okanagan Grand Hotel, Kelowna
If Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Silviculture Life, What Will You Do Tomorrow That is Innovative, Creative, and Flexible, Within The Existing Operational Framework?
Click Here for Program: WINTER WORKSHOP BROCHURE
Early Registration before or on December 31, 2019
Registration with banquet $385 (includes 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks and 1 banquet)
Registration without banquet: $360 (includes 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks)
Regular Registration from January 1 – 19, 2020
Registration with banquet: $425 (includes 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks and 1 banquet)
Registration without banquet: $400 (includes 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks)
Late Registration on or after January 20, 2020
Registration with banquet: $450 (includes 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks and 1 banquet)
Registration without banquet: $425 (includes 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks)
Student Registration: $125 (includes 2 lunches, 4 coffee breaks and 1 banquet)
The conference venue is The Okanagan Grand Hotel, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna BC. Rooms are reserved for our delegates at the rate of $125. For reservations call local phone: (250) 763-4500, or toll free (888) 236-2427, or book online here:
Please note that you will NOT be charged the Resort Fee nor for Parking – this default setting cannot be removed from the online registration system (you can click the Rate Details button to confirm this).
OCTOBER 1-3, FROM SUMMERLAND TO KELOWNA
Working Together: Integration and Collaboration – The Necessary Ingredients to Achieve Results in Natural Resources Management
Natural resource activities have changed on the land base of British Columbia as a result of both physical (climate) and social pressures. The increase in forest fires has resulted in a renewed awareness of the importance of protecting communities and the values that we as society deem important. The other change agents are the recognition of the need to incorporate integration and collaboration into the activities that occur on these same lands as well as the interest the general public has in ensuring that the values that they deem important are managed and protected.
“Working Together” is the theme of this year’s Fall Field Tour, and we’ve chosen sites to visit where collaboration is a necessary ingredient to achieve the desired results in natural resource management.
We will see how the planning of the Forest Enhancement Society for harvesting for wildfire mitigation has provided steps in the journey of integration of First Nation values, how changes in harvesting and planting practices can achieve multiple objectives, and how interface wildfire has led to a change in social license, to allow timber harvesting to occur where it was previously viewed as a negative practice.
On the tour we will see how innovative silviculture practices, post wildfire, were used to reforest areas in the dry fir belt of the Okanagan. One of the sites will foster discussion of the results of planning and planting 15 years after the Okanagan Mountain wildfire. At another we’ll see how mechanical mulching was used to manage regeneration in stands with ~one million stems/hectare.
We will look at the integration of recreation values with forest practices in the Okanagan where tourist visits are typically over 4 million. We’ll see the site where the first targeted grazing in the province will occur to reduce the risk of wildfire near an area of Kelowna near a golf course and associated subdivision.
All this … and more! Come join your colleagues on a field tour that will change your ideas and perspectives on the way you do your work!
January 21 – 23, 2019
Kelowna, Delta Grand Hotel
Managing Southern Interior Landscapes for Multiple Values
This year’s winter workshop will provide a venue to explore what values we want to protect, enhance, and realize from our forest and grassland ecosystems, and a forum to discuss the tools, practices and policies that are needed to do that.
The brochure shows the current agenda: 2019 SISCO WINTER WORKSHOP BROCHURE FINAL
Please complete your online registration using the link:
Early Registration on or before January 13, 2019
Registration with banquet: $400
Registration without banquet: $375
Late Registration on or after January 14, 2019
Registration with banquet: $450
Registration without banquet: $425
Registration with banquet: $125
Registration without banquet: $100
Research Posters and Trade Show Commercial Booths
There is no extra charge (other than the workshop registration fee) for bringing a poster or a trade show booth; every person accompanying the poster or booth must register and pay the reg fee. If you are bringing a poster or booth, complete the information box for this on the online reg form.
received on or before January 6 receive full refund minus $50 admin fee.
received on or after January 7 will not receive a refund.
Hotel Accommodation / Conference Venue Information
The conference venue is The Delta Grand Hotel, 1310 Water Street, Kelowna BC. Rooms are reserved for our delegates at the rate of $119. For reservations call local phone: (250) 763-4500, or toll free (888) 236-2427, or you can book online via this link: book your room (NB: you can book Wednesday night (Jan 23) and you will be given the sisco rate upon checking in at the hotel; also, you will NOT be charged the Resort Fee nor for Parking (unfortunately this default setting on the link cannot be removed); you can click the SISCO Rate Details button on the 2nd page of the link, to confirm this)
Come join your colleagues at the first major forestry conference of the New Year, to discuss the silviculture and forest management issues of the day!
Thank you for your continued support of the SISCO Winter Workshop,
the SISCO Executive
COAST HOTEL, KAMLOOPS
FEBRUARY 12 – 14, 2018
Forest Management Practices in the Context of Climate Uncertainty: Using Silvicultural Tools to Address Droughts and Wildfire Rehabilitation
In BC’s Southern Interior, the summer of 2017 was marked by historic losses to wildfire and widespread drought, clearly showing yet again that in spite of the best made plans …“nature rules”.
Our 2018 Winter Workshop agenda explores some of the background and issues brought up by the 2017 season, and the likely future conditions forest and range managers will need to address. The wildfires and drought affected many economic, ecological and social values, clearly illustrating how closely intertwined Southern Interior communities are with their surrounding environment. SISCO speakers will present their views and engage with the audience in a dialogue on stand and landscape management practices important to a number of challenges including regenerating drought-prone sites, addressing the salvage and rehabilitation of wildfire areas and best management practices to anticipate and prepare for future droughty seasons.
Come join us in discussing and contributing to the next steps in the never-ending journey of improving forest and range management practices.