News at the University of New Brunswick

UNB to host forest task force symposium

Author: Communications

Posted on Feb 8, 2012

Category: UNB Fredericton

The New Brunswick Private Lands Taskforce and Crown Lands Taskforce will present a day-long symposium on their reports and recommendations at the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre on Monday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., in Fredericton.

University of New Brunswick faculty members and researchers from Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will present the results on the newly completed survey of non-industrial forest owners. An economic analysis of the private-lands silviculture program and a new wood supply model for the province’s private-forest lands will also be presented.

The symposium speakers include: Norm Betts, Don Floyd and Tom Beckley from UNB; Rajendra Chaini and Solange Nadeau from Natural Resources Canada; Chris Norfolk from DNR; and consulting foresters Robert Ritchie and Tony Rotherham.

The Hon. Bruce Northrup, Minister of Natural Resources has been invited to provide greetings and introductory comments.

Don Floyd, UNB’s Dean of Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management says the program is intended for public and private forest managers, members of the woodlot, and conservation communities. 

“We are proud of the research that went into the task force reports,” Floyd said. “This will be an opportunity to listen to the researchers and discuss the results.”

The complete symposium schedule is below.

For more information, contact:

Don Floyd
UNB Dean of the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management
Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management
Tel: 506-453-4501
Fax: 506-453-3538

Forest Task Force Symposium
Hugh John Flemming Centre
Monday, Feb. 13, 2012

10:00 a.m. –     Greetings from Minister of Natural Resources Bruce Northrup
10:10 a.m. –     Norm Betts: overview of the Crown Task Force Report
10:40 a.m. –     Discussion
10:55 a.m. –     Don Floyd, Tony Rotherham, Robbie Ritchie: overview of the Private Task Force Report
11:25 a.m. –     Discussion
11:40 a.m. –     Chris Norfolk: Private Lands Wood Supply Model
12:10 p.m. –     Discussion
12:25 p.m. –     Lunch
1:30 p.m.   –     Solange Nadeau, Tom Beckley: Private Woodlot Owners Survey
2:00 p.m.   –     Discussion
2:15 p.m.   –     Rajendra Chaini: Overview of the economic analysis
2:45 p.m.   –     Discussion
3:00 p.m.   –     Closing remarks