WILDFIRE AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE KOOTENAYS CONFERENCE

Ecosystem Resiliency, Community Protection and Landscape Level Management

JUNE 26th - 28th 2018

PRESTIGE LAKESIDE RESORT AND CONVENTION CENTRE

701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC, Canada V1L 6G3 

 
 

ABOUT

Wildfires and climate change are realities in British Columbia and they can have dramatic impacts on our lives. 

 

Addressing these issues requires a multi-level approach.

 

We will share the latest scientific research and initiatives from the Kootenays and the international arena regarding climate change, wildfire behaviour and why taking action at a landscape scale will result in a more resilient ecosystem. 

 

Given the scope of the challenges, other topics include community emergency preparedness and steps that residents can take to deal with wildfire risks.

SPEAKERS

  • RESEARCH ECOLOGIST

    WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN FOREST ENGINEERING RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

    JOHN BAILEY, PhD

    CORVALLIS, OREGON

  • WILDLAND FIRE SCIENCE PROFESSOR

    MIKE FLANNIGAN

    EDMONTON, ALBERTA

  • WOODLAND MANAGER

    MURRAY WILSON, RPF

    VERNON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • CLIMATE CHANGE CONSULTANT

    MEL REASONER

    NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF QUANTITATIVE ECOLOGY

    MATTHEW HURTEAU PhD

    ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO

  • MANAGER AT SIFCo

    STEPHAN MARTINEAU

    WINLAW, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • FIRE ECOLOGIST

    BOB GRAY

    CHILLIWACK, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • WILDFIRE MITIGATION COORDINATOR AND BALFOUR FIRE CHIEF - NELSON BRITISH COLUMBIA

    NORA HANNON

    NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • OWNER AT CATHRO CONSULTING

    JOHN CATHRO, RPF

    NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • INTEGRATED INVESTMENT SPECIALIST, MINISTRY OF FORESTS, LANDS, NATURAL RESOURCE OPERATIONS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

    JULIE CASTONGUAY, RPF

    NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • MANAGER AT HARROP PROCTER COMMUNITY FOREST

    ERIK LESLIE, RPF

    NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • FORESTRY SUPERVISOR AT SIFCo

    TOM BRADLEY, RFT

    WINLAW, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • CONSERVATION ECOLOGIST &  LAND USE PLANNING CONSULTANT

    GREG UTZIG, M.Sc, P.Ag

    NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • FOREST CARBON AND CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCHER

    CAREN DYMOND

    VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • WOODLANDS MANAGER

    TYLER HODGKINSON, RPF

    NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • INTERFACE FIRE PROTECTION SPECIALIST

    DON MORTIMER

    ROSSLAND, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • CUMULATIVE EFFECTS COORDINATOR 

    TAYE B. AYELE, PhD, RPF

    CRANBROOK, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • ECOSYSTEMS BIOLOGIST

    CASSIDY VAN RENSEN

    CRANBROOK, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BC WILDFIRE SERVICE WITH THE MINISTRY OF FORESTS,LANDS AND NATURAL RESOURCE OPERATIONS

    MADELINE MALEY

    KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • BCTS TIMBER SALES MANAGER

    RUSSELL LAROCHE, RPF

    NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • REGIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE KOOTENAY BOUNDARY REGION WITH THE MINISTRY OF FORESTS, LANDS, NATURAL RESOURCE OPERATIONS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

    GARTH WIGGILL

    NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • CHIEF OF NELSON FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES

    LEN MACCHARLES

    NELSON, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • FESBC OPERATIONS MANAGER

    GORD PRATT

    KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • FIRE AND FUEL MANAGEMENT OFFICER

    KELLY OSBOURNE, RPF

    VOCTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • CHIEF OF FERNIE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES

    TED RUITER

    FERNIE, BRITISH COLUMBIA

  • OWNER AT FORESTWISE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING LTD

    FERNIE, BRITISH COLUMBIA

SCHEDULE INFO

 

 

 

 

 

Join us in Nelson, British Columbia from June 26-28, 2018, to learn about local, national and international actions being taken to address wildfires and climate change.

 

Day 1 and Day 2 of this conference will feature multiple keynote presentations delivered to all attendees.

 

The conference will be divided into sessions focusing on relevant topics which will be delivered by professionals from each field. The sessions include the following; climate, response, emergency preparedness, carbon, land manager, resident toolkit, the big picture and more!

 

After the first two days, all attendees will together create a “Blueprint for Action” to be included in the summary report of the conference and distributed widely throughout British Columbia.

 

The final day of the conference will include a workshop for all attendees. We will break off into the licensee and community streams.

 

Licensees will participate in a half-day workshop focusing on wildfire impacts from the forestry industry’s perspective, an overview of timber pricing and smoke management, a look at funding opportunities, and discussions about increasing engagement. After this workshop, licensees will go on a field trip to the SIFCo community forest to look at different wildland-urban interface (WUI) treatment sites and carry on the conversation.

 

Community members will also participate in a morning session focusing on community fire management and then end the day with a site visit to learn about best practices they can implement in their communities and on private land.

HOSTS

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

AREA A
AREA F
VILLAGE OF SILVERTON
AREA D
AREA H
VILLAGE OF NEW DENVER
AREA I

EXHIBITORS

If you would like more information about becoming an exhibitor, please contact us or register below   

Owner at Cathro Consulting

SIFCo's Manager

EVENT TEAM

Integrated Investment Specialist, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development

Avery Deboer - Smith

Event Organizer

Rachael Bone

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