Woody debris management workshops begin January in B.C.

Forest harvesting of woody debris with machineryDemand is high — register now


The series of woody debris forest management workshops were sold out last year and FPInnovations anticipates capacity attendance at this year’s series of workshops in British Columbia. The workshops are presented by FPInnovations, the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD), and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV).

The new series of woody debris forest management workshops, builds upon the knowledge shared last year. Attendees will learn about innovations in managing logging residues that support the harvest of residual fibre or forest residues in B.C. They will will also hear success stories from local secondary harvesters. With the information gained, attendees will be better equipped to help reduce the amount of open-air burning of logging residues.

What you will learn about woody debris management

  • Biomass availability reporting – FPInterface
  • FPBiOS application for calculating available volume in cutblocks
  • Fibre-recovery zone and waste and residue stumpage changes (FLNRORD)
  • The new Open Burning Smoke Control Regulation (ENV)
  • C.’s Forest Carbon Initiative to take action on climate change

Who you will meet at the woody debris management workshops

  • Local business operators who are successfully harvesting logging residuals and creating a variety of products
  • Government speakers from FLNRORD and ENV
  • Experts from FPInnovations’ forest operations team

Practical information

The workshops will be held in eight B.C. locations: Victoria, Jan. 27; Duncan, Jan. 28; Courtenay, Jan. 29; Port McNeill, Jan. 31; Vancouver, Feb. 3; Kamloops, Feb. 5; Prince George, Feb. 7; Terrace, Feb. 10. Click on the hyperlinks to register.

  • The workshops are open to the public — up to 30 participants per location
  • Lunch will be provided
  • The workshops are free

Please contact Stu Spencer for more information on the woody debris management workshops and on forest residue management.

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