PENTICTON LAKESIDE HOTEL
MARCH 29, 30, 31
PENTICTON LAKESIDE HOTEL
MARCH 29, 30, 31
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!
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.
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