Conference – 2018

Western Forestry Contractors’ Association

Here are the summary slides from the key presentations from our Western Forestry Contractors’ Association 2018 Conference & AGM held in Kelowna, BC on February 7 to 9, 2018:

BC Forestry Safety Advocate Year-One Report
Presented by Jordan Tesluk, BC Forestry Safety Advocate

MSI Training Videos Presentation (size 1.45 GB)
Presented by Mike McAlanon, Total Physiotherapy

Use of Preventative Taping for Tendonitis of the Thumb
Darrel Skinner, Okanagan College

Helicopter Emergency Medical Services for Forestry Proposal
Miles Randell, TEAAM Aeromedical

Workplace Harassment Guidelines for Employers
Robin McCullough, BC SAFE Forestry Committee and Jordan Tesluk BC SAFE Forestry Safety Advocate

Lyme Disease and Forestry Work
Janet Sperling, Canada Lyme Disease Foundation

The Role of Forestry in Adapting to Climate Change
Diane Nicholls, BC Chief Forester

Wildfire 2017: Causes, Consequences & Solutions to a Wicked Problem
Lori Daniels, Professor UBC Faculty of Forestry

Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector
Werner Kurz, Senior Research Scientist, Canadian Forest Service

Review 2017 Wild Fire Season—Operational Perspective
Ian Meier Director, Wildfire Operations BC Wildfire Service

The Ripple-down Effects of the Softwood Lumber Dispute: Likely Impacts Along The Supply Chain
Harry Nelson, Forestry and Economics, UBC Faculty of Forestry

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Forestry
Devona Hay, A/LRM Project Manager, BCTS

Opening a Dialogue: Increasing the Effectiveness of Employment Standards Enforcement in the Silviculture Industry
William Boyte, Employment Standards Branch

The Impact of Legalization in Canada and Recent Case Law – What Every Employer Needs to Know
Tom Yearwood, Denning Health Group

The $564 Million Dollar Challenge: Decentralizing Disaster Response
Aaron Kilback, yodelME

Danger Tree Awareness in Post Mountain Pine Beetle and Fire Settings
Dean McGeough, Wildlife Tree Committee

New Directions for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations and Rural Development
Tim Sheldan, Deputy Minister, MFLNRORD

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