Introduction to LiDAR Based Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI), Terrain and Surface Products for Forest Professionals

The Maritime College of Forest Technology’s, Department of Continuing Education is pleased to offer Introduction to LiDAR Based Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI), Terrain and Surface Products for Forest Professionals with Riley Côté-DeMerchant as lead instructor. The dates are February 20th & 21st, 2017 beginning at 8:30 AM each day. The course will be held in room 224 of the Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Specific course details including an instructor profile, application form, and tuition costs are included in the course registration form (link at end of article).

As LiDAR accessibility continues to increase, more industries are adopting the technology and discovering its practical and cost-saving applications. Resource industries including forestry, mining, and energy, are using LiDAR to increase efficiencies and lower operational costs. These industries are continuously discovering new ways to manipulate and apply data to better their operations, such as discovering watercourses and previously undetected structures and growth patterns.

Much like the GIS, LiDAR has the potential to revolutionize the forest industry. The availability of LiDAR derived Enhanced Forest Inventories has recently become more common and available across many land bases in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, presenting forest professionals with an unprecedented amount of relevant data.  The available information ranges from basic tree height, to more complex and detailed inventory attributes such as diameter distribution of stems throughout a stand. Further, EFI provides highly detailed information on the ground, including elevation data, percent slope and, and accurate hydrographic information.

To download the course announcement, please click here.

Conference Announcement: Celebrating Canada’s 150 — Are Our Urban Forests Ready for the Next 150?

Hi Folks,

On November 7th and 8th, 2017 at the Crown Plaza in Fredericton, there will be an Urban Forest Workshop. The workshop objective is to facilitate a discussion about municipal urban forests in Atlantic Canada. To share master plans and various strategies/ unique initiatives used to improve and maintain healthy urban forests now and into the future.

There is a great line of speakers from across North America and from the locally community and this would be a great opportunity to earn CFE Credits.

For NBFTA members the overall course would be worth 13 credits of category 1, another 1 credit of category 1 for the evening dinner and then the tour would be worth 1 hours for each 3 hours of the tour for category 1.

UrbanForest_Agenda partial August 2017

DOWNLOAD HERE: Urban Forest Conference Agenda

UrbanForest_Annoucement Sept 2017

DOWNLOAD HERE: Urban Forest Conference Annoucement

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CWF Fall Meeting October 4th – 5th

Hi Folks,

Below is a link to program and registration form for the CWF Fall Meeting being held in Carleton County this year, in conjunction with ForestNB, with H.J. Crabbe & Sons Ltd. and the Carleton-Victoria Wood Producers Association & Forest Products Marketing Board as our proud hosts. The meeting is held in collaboration with FPInnovations and the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre.

This looks like a really good program and should be a really good event.

Please note your NBFTA membership offers members discount in the registration.

Hope to see all of you there.



Download Here: Fall Program


Hello Folks,

This just another gentle reminder that the NBFTA AGM will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Woodlands Forum once again this spring. The CWF meeting will take place April 12 & 13 at the Delta Beausejour Hotel, Moncton, NB.

The NBFTA AGM will take place on April 13th from 1-5pm in room Shediac A. Please be sure to check back often for updates.

The link below will take you to the full the CWF spring meeting program. Please take some time to review the program for this year, the CWF has a broader range of sessions and more of them. There should be something for everyone.

CWF 2017 Spring Meeting Program and Registration - April 4 2017

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION HERE: Program and Registration

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