2018 Conference Dates Are In!

The WFCA Annual Conference and Trade Show Will Be Held:

Conference Portion:    Wed Feb 7 to Fri Feb 9, 2018
Tradeshow Portion:                      Thurs Feb 8, 2018
Courses Tentatively:    Mon & Tues Feb 5 & 6, 2018

The Coast Capri Hotel

1171 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6E8
Telephone: (250) 860-6060

Room Rates

$120.00 per night plus the applicable taxes in Comfort Accommodation
$135.00 per night plus the applicable taxes in Superior Accommodation
**The above quoted rates are based on single / double occupancy**


Please call the hotel directly at (250) 860-6060
(ask for in-house reservations)
or the Coast central reservations office toll-free at
1-800-663-1144 to make a reservation.

To receive these special group rates,
please quote the following:

WFCA – 2018 Western Forestry Contractors’ Association Conference
Group Block Confirmation Number CCH-GFC22050

Be the first to Sponsor the 2018 Conference!

Make the most out of your exposure and register early by sending in your Sponsorship Form


2017 Sponsors
2017 Conference Sponsors

Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association

Here are the summary slides from the key presentations from our Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association
(Final) 2017 Conference & AGM held in Victoria, BC
on February 1 to 3, 2017:

Will It Be There? A Report on Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in BC
Presented by Roger Harris, BC Forest Safety Ombudsman

Outline of the BC SAFE Silviculture Program 2017 Work Plan
Presented by Chris Akehurst, Chair of the BC SAFE Silviculture Program Strategic Advisory Committee
and John Betts, WSCA Executive Director

Application of Biochar and Fertilizer
to a Coastal Douglas-fir Forest Soil

Presented by Iain Hawthorne, Mark S. Johnson,
Racchpal S. Jassa and, T. Andrew Black

The Sustainable Biochar System
Presented by John Miedema

Recent Commitments to Forest Restoration:
“Forest Restoration, Forest Enhancement and Forest Carbon

Presented by Diane Nicholls

Forest Enhancement Society of BC
Presented by David Conly

Forests for Tomorrow, Government Commitments to Rehabilitation. What Are We Doing and Where Are We Going?
Presented by Neil Hughes, Resource Practices Branch MFLNRO Forests for Tomorrow

What Our Forest and Range Watchdog Is Seeing
Presented by Tim Ryan, RPF, Chair, Forest Practices Board

Recent Policy – “Fixing Our Forests”; An Aboriginal Perspective
Presented by Garry Merkel

Marine Forest Safety
Presented by Glenn Budden and Clinton Rebeiro
Senior Investigators, Marine, Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Where Are We Today? A State of the Union for Silviculture Safety
Presented by Dr. Jordan Tesluk

Substance Abuse and Impairment
Presented by Tom Yearwood, LLB, Denning Health Group