Schedule

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Annual General Meeting
Association of Registered Professional Foresters of Newfoundland & Labrador
(Open to Members Only)
Lunch Included

Time 10:00 a.m.
CCP Credits: Category 2 | 3 hours
CFE Credits: Category 2 | 1.5 hours

Annual General Meeting
Canadian Institute of Forestry – NL Section
(Open to Members Only)

Time: 2:00 p.m.
CCP Credits: Category 2 – 2 hours
CFE Credits: Category 2 | 1 hour

Conference Meet & Greet

An informal Meet and Greet will take place at the Comfort Inn, Clancy’s Kitchen & Bar.  Join us for a beverage and say Hi to your fellow attendees.

Time: 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Conference Technical Sessions

CCP/CFE Credits: Category 1 – 7 hours

8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Hon. Gerry Byrne – Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources
Sheilagh O’Leary – Deputy Mayor, City of St. John’s
8:45 a.m. Keynote Address: Ecological Services of the Forest
Dr. Peter Duinker – Dalhousie University
9:45 a.m. Session One: An Overview of Forest Management in Newfoundland and Labrador
Wes Morgan, RPF – Fisheries and Land Resources
10:15 a.m. Nutrition Break
10:45 a.m. Session Two: Water Resources Management
Annette Tobin, PEng – Water Resources Division
11:15 a.m. Session Three: Ecosystem Health at Terra Nova National Park
Janet Feltham & Kirby Tulk – Parks Canada
11:45 a.m. Session Four: SFI 2015-2019 Forest Management and Fibre Sourcing at CBPPL
Kimberly Childs, RPF – Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Ltd.
12:15 p.m. Lunch Session: The Miawpukek First Nation’s Role and Involvement within the NL Forest Sector
Greg Jeddore – Miawpukek First Nation
1:30 p.m. Session Five: Why a watershed scale approach matters in our efforts to understand forest-climate feedbacks.
Dr. Sue Ziegler – Memorial University
2:00 p.m. Session Six: Ecosystem Health – Climate Change
Dr. Joe Bowden – Canadian Forest Service
2:30 p.m. Nutrition Break
3:00 p.m. Session Seven: Carbon Storage and the Valuation of Ecological Services
Frederik Vroom – Tree Canada
3:30 p.m. Session Eight: Integration of Environmental and Social Science
Dr. Garrett Richards – Memorial University, Grenfell Campus (Remote)
4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
Colin Carroll, RPF, National President – Canadian Institute of Forestry

Informal Dinner & Get-Together

Yellow Belly Brewery & Public House
288 Water Street & 1 George Street

RPFNL and CIF-NL Executive as well as the AGM Planning Committee will be getting together for an informal dinner and social at the Yellow Belly Brewery & Public House.  This is a No Host Event.  A reservation has been made.  However, if attendees would like to join us for the evening, simply indicate when you register or let one of the committee members know.

Time: 6:00 p.m.


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Field Tour

CCP Credits: Category 1 – 5 hours
CFE Credits: Category 1 – 3 hours

8:30 a.m. Meet Comfort Inn Airport Lobby
8:45 a.m. Depart for Windsor Lakes
Stop 1 – Area at Windsor Lake clear-cut in 1960’s and thinned in 1992.
Stop 2 – Tour of areas planted by City of St. John’s for aesthetic,
windbreak and snow retention purposes.
Stop 3 – Galway to look at management of water flow, forest cover and tree planting
12:30 p.m. Lunch Included
1:30 p.m. Stop 4 – Foxtrap (Black Mountain). Reclamation of abandoned quarry, including planting done in 2009.
Stop 5 – Fox Marsh (Ocean Pond area). Rehabilitation of forest access roads and put back into production in 1989 and 1997.
Stop 6 – Fox Marsh. Managed forest. Permanent Sample Plot (PSP) located in area cut in late 1970’s and thinned in early 1990’s.
4:00 p.m. Return to Comfort Inn Airport

 


Location Map

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