Foresters in British Columbia are experiencing unprecedented challenges caused by high-profile issues of often crisis magnitude; how do we as silviculturists respond to these critical situations? This year’s SISCO Winter Workshop agenda explores the role silviculture can play in some of these crises, to help achieve ecological goals, timber objectives, and social and economic stability in forestry dependent communities.
Opening remarks by the Ministry of Forests and Range Deputy Minister will set the stage for discussing silviculture practices in relation to timber allocation matters, First Nations considerations, the influence of emerging wildland/urban interface pressures, and the current and future consequences of the Mountain Pine Beetle. We will then learn more about these issues from experts who will give in-depth presentations on these topics.
Other presentation topics that compliment our theme are the new Forests For Tomorrow Program, a look at Cumulative Changes In Practices Since The Code, a Retrospective Research Project On Free Growing; and The Species At Risk Act – Where We Are At With Implementation.
In addition to these core presentations, eight discussion sessions provide us an opportunity for interactive dialogue on a wide range of relevant operational topics, and a poster presentation session allows us to access the latest research project results, as well as operational trial results.