BCCFA 2019 Conference and AGM

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Best Western Plus - Mission City Lodge

32281 Lougheed Hwy

Mission, BC V2V1A3

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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The 16th annual BCCFA event will be hosted by the Mission Municipal Forest. Mission is on the unceded, ancestral and shared territory of the Sto:lo People. The Municipality of Mission is on Kwantlen, Leq’a:mel, Matsqui and Sq'éwlets territories situated on the north bank of the Fraser River where it backs onto mountains and lakes overlooking the Central Fraser Valley. The Mission Tree Farm Licence #26, also known as the Mission Municipal Forest has been a member of the BCCFA since inception in 2002. The forest area is approximately 10,000 hectares of which about 12% is municipally owned and 88% is provincial crown land. Along with working forest activities such as harvesting, tree planting/reforestation, plantation brushing, road construction, and forest fire prevention, their lower mainland location influences a focus on interpretation and recreation management. They formed in 1958 as an outcome of the report from Gordon Sloan in the Royal Commission on the Forest Resources of British Columbia of 1945, where there was a recommendation that municipalities manage local forests.

Together we are preparing an experience for delegates that should not be missed. The program includes topics of interest to community forests, and the opportunity to network and learn from others is a key aspect of the event. Check out the full program by clicking here

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Wednesday, June 12th
9:00-3:30 Field trip to the Mission Municipal Forest showcasing their successful operation of a working forest while collaborating with multiple recreational users, First Nations interests, and overlapping tenures on the land base.
6:00-10:00 Opening Reception with local dignitaries, conference sponsors and featuring local craft beer.

Thursday, June 13th
8:30-4:30 The day will include sessions on ecosystem resiliency, adapting to a changing climate, ecological restoration, forest health, community protection, news on key government initiatives and

6:00-10:00 BCCFA Annual Banquet and Awards

Friday, June 14th
8:00-3:30 The day will begin with the BCCFA AGM, followed by a special session on First Nations Reconciliation.

Conference Program

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Information on Mission and area

Become Conference Sponsor

The Silent Auction will be held at the Thursday night banquet. All contributions are gratefully accepted. Funds raised will go towards student sponsorships for the 2020 conference.

What are my transport options for getting to the event?

Transportation options from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Mission can be found at this link. Mission is aproximately 1.5 hour driving time, or 85 km. We will be using the BC Community Forest Association's Facebook page to link people together for ride sharing. If you want a ride or can offer one from YVR airport, post your arrival time and your message. Let's get social networking to work for us. If you are driving from the north or the east we recommend that you take advantage of the scenic drive on Hwy 7 out of Hope that keeps you on the north side of the Fraser River and off the Trans-Canada!

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

BCCFA Conference Coordinator
Susan Mulkey
250 353 1477

smulkey@bccfa.ca

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes of course. Please let us know in advance, if possible, so that we make up a proper name tag and participant package.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, that is not necessary.

What is the refund policy?

A full refund, less a handling charge of $50 is available until May 13 th.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes, your registration is transferrable.

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Best Western Plus - Mission City Lodge

32281 Lougheed Hwy

Mission, BC V2V1A3

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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