Workshops & Training

One of the more effective means of addressing FRPA implementation issues and communicating to forest professional is through development and delivery of workshops and other forums to facilitate dialogue between forest professionals.  This web site contains links to the following CRIT sponsored workshop and training events.

 

1) Preparing for FSPs Conference - November 4, 2004, Nanaimo

The goal of this workshop was to provide forest professionals with a clearer understanding about the new FRPA legislation structure and an opportunity to direct participant questions to some of the key architects of the new structure.  The web link includes PowerPoint presentation material used during the workshop and an evaluation summary of the workshop.

 

2) FRPA Results or Strategy Workshop – May 18, 2006, Nanaimo

The objective of this workshop was to facilitate dialogue between forest professionals to help understand how to develop results or strategies within a Forest Stewardship Plan.  Key to this dialogue was the incorporation of advice and experiences from government and industry personnel who have completed a Forest Stewardship Plan review and approval process.  The web link includes PowerPoint presentation material used during the workshop, key messages from the workshop and an evaluation summary of the workshop.

 

3) High Retention Harvesting in Coastal BC Workshop– October 3-4, Nanaimo

A meeting of coastal forest professionals met to discuss high retention harvesting and associated silvicultural systems on the Coast of British Columbia. The intent of the workshop was to identify high retention harvesting implementation issues and begin to resolve questions and concerns related to those issues.  The results of this workshop were compiled into a summary of issue recommendations meant to inform the Chief Forester. For more information, contact Craig Wickland, Silviculturalist, Ministry of Forests & Range at (250)751-7094 or craig.wickland@gov.bc.ca

4) Hardwood Management in the Coast Forest Region Workshop– Spring 2009

The Coast FRPA Implementation Team's Silviculture working group hosted two field based workshops in the Spring of 2009.  The first workshop was held in the Campbell River Forest District on June 3 and second was held in the Chilliwack Forest District on June 10.  The goal of the workshops was to assist professionals with implementation of the Hardwood Management in the Coast Forest Region strategy through a review of the strategy followed by field visits to discuss the principles and concepts associated with broadleaf and mixed wood management.  An output of the workshop was the Alder Management Implementation Guide The purpose of this guide is to outline suggested site level information for foresters and surveyors to consider when deciding to implement broadleaf or mixed wood management. For more information, contact Craig Wickland, Silviculturalist, Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations at (250)751-7094 or craig.wickland@gov.bc.ca.

 

5) Hardwood Management Workshop Sunshine Coast District April 10, 2013

The Sunshine Coast Resource District and the CRIT Silviculture Working Group hosted a one day hardwood management workshop in the Powell River Area. The primary goals for the workshop were; to increase the awareness of hardwood (Alder) management as a legitimate management option, outline the silvicultural tools necessary for successful hardwood management, discuss the challenges and barriers to success for implementation of hardwood and to identify some of the benefits of hardwood management. The workshop agenda included presentations from leading experts in the field of hardwood management and was followed by discussion of hardwood management and associated silvicultural practices at various field sites. The workshop was well attended by a wide range of forest practitioners from government, industry (including BCTS and woodlot licensees), private land owners and the consulting community and was a great success.

Presentations made during the workshop include;

1. Sunshine Coast Adler Workshop by George Harper, Research Scientist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

2. Hardwood management Stocking Standards for the Coast Area by Craig Wickland, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

3. Alder Management: Basic Concepts by Neil Hughes, Weyerhaeuser Hardwoods

For more information, contact Craig Wickland, Silviculturalist, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations at (250)751-7094 or craig.wickland@gov.bc.ca

6) Professional Rationale Workshop

Working closely with the ABCPF, a CRIT working group developed and delivered a Professional Rationale Workshop presentation January 25, 2012 in Chilliwack. The workshop objective was to help participants understand when, what, who, where and why professional rationales are used and how professional rationales support the roles and responsibilities of forest practitioners, e.g. prescribing and reviewing professional, tenure holder and decision maker.

Following the delivery of the January 25, 2012 Chilliwack District Professional Rationale Workshop, the working group responsible for the workshop developed a document listing the parking lot issues and questions identified during the workshop and corresponding response and suggestions to address these issues/questions. This Q&A response document (dated June 15, 2012) was forwarded to the Chilliwack District FMLT group and copied to all other Coast Area FMLT groups.

On February 15, 2013, a sub-group of CRIT delivered professional rationale workshop forest sector staff in the South Island District. The workshop was sponsored by the South Island District FMLT group and delivered as a professional development opportunity.

CRIT has offered to deliver Professional Rationale workshop in other coastal districts. Contact either of the CRIT Co-Chairs for details.

 

For questions or comments regarding workshop or training material, please contact the CRIT secretary

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