Conference – 2017

Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association

Here are the summary slides from the key presentations from our Western Silvicultural Contractors’ Association 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