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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.

ADVANCED FOREST VEGETATION MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP – FREDERICTON APRIL 26, 27, 28 2016

titlepicThe Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT), in partnership with the University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests (CRSF) and Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU), are pleased to announce the following workshop:

Advanced Forest Vegetation Management

This workshop will be held at the Fredericton Campus of MCFT from April 26 – 28, 2016 beginning at 7:45 AM with a meet-and-greet; with class beginning at 8:30 AM.

The Organizing Committee has assembled some of North America’s top Forest Vegetation Management Experts & Risk Management Strategists to provide your employees with state-of-the-art knowledge and skills.

This workshop will provide:

  • The principles of forest vegetation management
  • The role of herbicides in promoting successful forest regeneration
  • The effects of plant competition on the growth and development of forest stands
  • Types and formulations of herbicides available for forest vegetation management
  • How to select the most effective herbicide to meet a specific silvicultural objective
  • The latest research on environmental fate of herbicides in the forest environment
  • Principles of toxicology related to forest herbicides
  • The most recent understanding on the effects of herbicides on forest wildlife and wildlife habitat
  • State-of-the-art techniques on how to most effectively apply herbicides and protect the environment
  • Principles of risk perception and how to engage in successful risk communication with the public
  • Advanced integrated forest vegetation management and alternatives to herbicides
  • How to develop a successful forest vegetation management plan using herbicides and the alternatives

The course announcement, objectives, daily agenda, list of presenters, registration form, and accommodation recommendations are available for download by clicking this link: Advanced Forest Vegetation Management

Please distribute this announcement to members of your organization in order to ensure success of this event.

Enrollment is limited, thus we will process registration forms on a first-come-first-serve basis. We must have a completed registration form in our possession in order to secure each seat.

If you have any questions please contact me using the information below.

Todd MacPherson
Supervisor of Continuing Education
Maritime College of Forest Technology
1350 Regent St
Fredericton, NB
E3C 2G6
506-458-0649
ce@mcft.ca

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

“Introduction to LiDAR Based Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI) terrain and surface products for Forest Professionals”

The Workshop will take place at MCFT (Fredericton Campus) from Tuesday, February 23rd until Wednesday, February 24th, 2016.

This course will introduce students to the basics of LiDAR; what it is, how it works, and why it is an economical choice for data collection and analysis. An overview of LiDAR equipment, and discussion of predicted upcoming LiDAR advances, applications and trends will also take place. Riley will also provide insight into the cost-savings that Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG)’s LiDAR products and services provides. You will find out exactly how LiDAR technology can:

Todd MacPherson
Supervisor of Continuing Education
Maritime College of Forest Technology
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton NB Canada
E3C 2G6
Office: 506 458 0649

Fax: 506 458 0652
email: ce@mcft.ca

MCFT CE Course Announcement: Canadian Safety Council Certified Snowmobile Safety Training

Canadian Safety Council Certified Snowmobile Safety Training

The Workshop will take place at MCFT (Fredericton Campus) on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016.

Phil Hughes will be your certified instructor for this course. He has delivered this training at MCFT for years and has always been well received by students because of his ability to effectively communicate the subject matter.

If you require overnight accommodations MCFT has discounted room rates available at the Fredericton Inn. A standard room is $99 per night single occupancy and $119 per night double occupancy. Use the code MCFT when booking. For reservations please phone 1-800-561-8777.

Registrants should bring their own food and drink as you will be in the field for most of the day. Please dress to the weather conditions.

A copy of the course announcement and registration form is embedded into this posting. Alternatively, you can download it from our website at http://mcft.ca/en/continuing-education/upcoming-courses

If you have any questions please contact me any time. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your day.

Todd MacPherson
Supervisor of Continuing Education
Maritime College of Forest Technology
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton NB Canada
E3C 2G6
Office: 506 458 0649

Fax: 506 458 0652
email: ce@mcft.ca
DOWNLOAD FROM HERE: http://www.nbfta.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Snowmobile-Safety-Feb-16.pdf

MCFT CE Course Announcement: Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (Repetitive Strain Injuries) in the Workplace

“Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (Repetitive Strain Injuries) in the Workplace”

This half-day workshop will be held on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 beginning at 8:30 AM at MCFT (Fredericton Campus).

The workshop facilitator will be Fran Robinson, Occupational Therapist, with Proactive Therapy Services.

If you require overnight accommodations MCFT has discounted room rates available at the Fredericton Inn. A standard room is $99 per night single occupancy and $119 per night double occupancy. Use the code MCFT when booking. For reservations please phone 1-800-561-8777.

A copy of the course announcement and registration form is embedded into this posting. Alternatively, you can download the package from our website at http://mcft.ca/en/continuing-education/upcoming-courses

Please share this course announcement with your colleagues, family, and friends.

If you have any questions please contact me any time. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your day.

Todd MacPherson
Supervisor of Continuing Education
Maritime College of Forest Technology
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton NB Canada
E3C 2G6
Office:       506 458 0649

Fax:           506 458 0652 
email: ce@mcft.ca

 

SOLD OUT: MCFT CE Course Announcement: Canadian Safety Council Certified Snowmobile Safety Training

Canadian Safety Council Certified Snowmobile Safety Training

The Workshop will take place at MCFT (Fredericton Campus) on Monday, February 15th, 2016.

Rob Neish will be your certified instructor for this course. He has delivered this training at MCFT for years and has always been well received by students because of his ability to effectively communicate the subject matter.

If you require overnight accommodations MCFT has discounted room rates available at the Fredericton Inn. A standard room is $99 per night single occupancy and $119 per night double occupancy. Use the code MCFT when booking. For reservations please phone 1-800-561-8777.

Registrants should bring their own food and drink as you will be in the field for most of the day. Please dress to the weather conditions.

A copy of the course announcement and registration form is embedded into this posting.  Alternatively, you can download it from our website at http://mcft.ca/en/continuing-education/upcoming-courses

If you have any questions please contact me any time. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your day.

Todd MacPherson
Supervisor of Continuing Education
Maritime College of Forest Technology
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton NB Canada
E3C 2G6
Office:       506 458 0649

Fax:           506 458 0652 
email: ce@mcft.ca
DOWNLOAD FROM HERE: http://www.nbfta.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Snowmobile-Safety-February-2016.pdf

Dry Kiln Workshop Announced at MCFT December 1-3, 2015

The Maritime College of Forest Technology, in partnership with FPInnovations and the Canadian Woodlands Forum is pleased to announce an upcoming Dry Kiln Operator Course. Spruce-Pine-Fir Kiln Operator Course – Quality Drying of S-P-F for Dimension Lumber and Other End Uses Conventional & High-Temperature.

The Workshop will take place at MCFT (Fredericton Campus) from December 1st – 3rd.

Instructors for the course will be:

Peter Garrahan, well known expert wood drying scientist with over 30 years of experience in industrial drying systems and
wood drying research. Peter is a regular instructor with kiln operator courses in various regions of Eastern Canada

Marc Savard, FPInnovations, well known expert wood drying scientist with over 20 years’ experience in research and testing
on the drying of Eastern S-P-F. Marc regularly presents seminars and workshops on lumber drying.

MCFT has discounted room rates available at the Fredericton Inn. A standard room is $99 per night single occupancy and $119 per night double occupancy. Use the code MCFT when booking. For reservations please phone 1-800-561-8777.

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DOWNLOAD HERE: http://www.nbfta.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Kiln-Dry-Workshop-2015.pdf

Watercourse Alteration Certification Workshop – MCFT Fredericton Nov 23-27

The Continuing Education Department of the Maritime College of Forest Technology is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a New Brunswick Watercourse Alteration Certification Workshop from November 23-27, 2015, with Kyle Werner as instructor.

This will be our last certification workshop for 2015. Please find our course announcement and registration form below.

This course is worth 28 CFE Credits

If you have any questions of comments please contact me, Todd MacPherson, any time at ce@mcft.ca or phone 506-458-0649.

Thank you for your continues support of our Continuing Education Department.

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New Brunswick Watercourse Alteration Certification Workshop

NBFTA AGM Announced

The 2012-2013 Annual General Meeting of the New Brunswick Forest Technicians Association will be held at the Maritime College of Forest Technology on April 30th in room 228 at 13:00. Please plan to attend. There are positions on the Executive to be filled and the association is only as strong as the membership that supports it.

Many topics will be on the agenda. While this is tentative, it looks like an exciting event.

Be there!

  •  Jeremy Gullison will give a presentation on pest updates in the province.
  • The Canadian Institute of Forestry is going to present their proposal of us joining groups.
  • Acknowledging Mike Cunningham who was named an Honorary Member at the last AGM but was not able to attend due to work commitments.
  • Duke Hughes – Honorary Member for this year as his name was brought forward too late last year. How many Techs graduated because of this guy and his ‘Up Boys. Up!’ rants?
  • Special honors for John Tourunski who has helped shape forestry and Forest Technicians and Technologists throughout North America.

JOB POSTING: Chief, Federal Research Forest Fredericton

The Federal Government has posted a job for running the Acadia Research Forest located about 10 minutes outside of Fredericton in the Noonan Area. Deadline for applications is January 7th, 2013.

Chief, Federal Research Forest

Organization Name: Department of Natural Resources
Location: Fredericton (New Brunswick)
Classification: GT – 05 for more information
Salary: $63,107 to $71,751
Closing Date: January 7, 2013 – 23:59, Pacific Time Useful Information
Reference Number: RSN12J-011133-001058
Selection Process Number: 2012-RSN-EA-0098-155393-011
Employment Tenure: Nine months – A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar indeterminate or term positions within the department.
Vacancies: 1

Details on applying for this position are available by clicking here.