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.
Below is a link to the latest Azimuth. Once again to everyone who contributed and in particular to Dusty Corey for putting this together!
I hope every had a Merry Christmas and I would like to everyone a Happy & Prosperous New Year!
DOWNLOAD HERE: 2017-18 Winter Azimuth
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
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
Below is an interesting article, I thought news of this would have spread a bit quicker…
Canadian lumber producers get reprieve with end of 20% of preliminary duties
This is an interesting article to read, not a big upset to the market, but still interesting.
German softwood imports up tenfold in wake of U.S. duties on Canadian industry
The 2017 AGM minutes are now available for review. Please do not hesitate to contact me if anything seems awry.
2017-04-13 NBFTA AGM Minutes
DOWNLOAD HERE: AGM Minutes
The Azimuth Newsletter for Summer 2017 is now ready and available. Please be sure to distribute far and wide.
2017 SUMMER NBFTA AZIMUTH
DOWNLOAD HERE: Azimuth Summer 2017
Below are the Executive Meeting minutes from our June 5th teleconference.
2017-06-05 NBFTA Executive Meeting Minutes
DOWNLOAD HERE: Meeting Minutes
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