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
- 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
The web link
includes PowerPoint presentation material used during the workshop, key messages
from the workshop and an evaluation summary of the workshop.
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
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
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
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
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
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
6) Professional Rationale Workshop
Working closely with the ABCPF, a CRIT working group developed and delivered
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.
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.
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
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
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