The SISCO Executives have been instrumental in organizing workshops to showcase research in various ecological fields. Themes for the workshops are carefully decided on each year depending on the prevailing research interests. Additionally, field tours are orchestrated in order to demonstrate research on the ground. These events are a great way to meet people involved in silviculture and perhaps make beneficial connections lasting into the future.

Winter Workshops

January 30 – February 1, 2017KamloopsHow We Can Apply Today’s Most Up-To-Date Knowledge to Improve Forest Stewardship
February 23 – 24, 2016KamloopsForestry Opportunities For Positive Results on the Landscape
February 9 – 11, 2015KamloopsPlacing BC in a Global Forest Management Context – How Do We Measure Up?
Index of presentations
February 24 – 26, 2014KamloopsDeliberating Key Forest Management Issues, Old Saws and New Buzzes
  • SISCO: Revisiting Key Forest Management Issues Addressed by SISCO Since 2004: Have They Been Resolved?
  • CIF / CWFC Enhanced Forest Inventory Workshop
  • Forestry Town Hall Forum – election candidates on key forestry issues, open to the public
2012Salmon ArmManagement Strategies for Post Mountain Pine Beetle Forests
2011NaramataForest Stewardship in the Context of the Forest and Range Practices Act and Professional Reliance: Moving Forward with New Dynamics and New Directions
2010NaramataSearching for Sustainability in Forest Management: Is Good Siliviculture the Key?
2009NaramataPicking Up the Pieces: How Forestry Communities Plan to Make it Through the Next ‘Few’ Years (and Beyond): Strategies, Innovations, and Visions
2008PentictonThe Resilient Forest: defining it, designing it, planning for it
2007NaramataManaging Our Growing Stock in the Midst of Massive Change: Current Options for Optimizing Today’s Harvest and Ensuring Tomorrow’s Crop
2006PentictonSilviculture Interventions for High Profile Issues in Forestry Today
2005Penticton$ilviculture: Effective and Efficient Practice: A Focus on Costs
1998 – 2004Hiatus
1997Penticton Commercial Thinning: Miracle or Myth?
1996PentictonWhat is Good Silviculture?
1995PentictonNew Directions in Silviculture
1994PentictonTowards a Healthy Forest
1993PentictonOpps for Shelterwood & Selection Systems in Southern BC Forests
1992PentictonLife After Free-Growing
1991KelownaIntegrating Silviculture Practices w Non-Timber Values
1990VernonForest Management Strategies for the Interior Cedar Hemlock Zone

Summer Events/Fall Field Tours

October 16 – 18, 2017West KootenaysSilviculture in Arrow and Kootenay Lake Forests; Diverse Species (the “Kootenay Mix”), Complex Terrain, and Multi-Use Landscapes
September 26 – 28, 2016Summerland“Back to the Future”: Looking at Previously Harvested Stands to Help Predict What Current Harvesting Practices Might Bring in the Future
September 15 – 16, 2015KamloopsManaging Root Disease – the Costs and Benefits
September 9 – 11, 2014Williams LakeDealing with Complexity – Managing For Diversity
September 17 – 18, 2013KamloopsForest Management and Silviculture in the IDF: A discussion on approaches to managing complex stands for multiple use objectives.
2012BoundaryForest Management and Silviculture in the IDF
1998 – 2011Hiatus
1997Salmon ArmNew Directions in Silviculture Systems
1996InvermereThe Fires of 1985: Opps for Rehabilitation of the New Forest
1995MerrittForest Health
1994MerrittForest Health
1993Grand ForksOpps for Shelterwood & Selection Systems in Southern BC & North Washington
1992KamloopsLife After Free-Growing
1990Salmon Arm & Vernon