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Urban Forestry in Municipalities and Interface Areas of Interior BC: Free Networking Event

FP Innovations (c/o Laura Cottle)

Tuesday, 5 February 2019 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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As a program of Tree Canada, the Canadian Urban Forest Network (CUFN) is a pan-Canadian action group who speaks for Canada’s urban forests. With five regional groups driving communication efforts across the country, Tree Canada's objective for this program is to build our Canadian Urban Forest community. The Pacific Region group provides regional coordination for those who work with trees and forests. Our objective is to create and grow a vibrant, active, and broad network that provides resources, guidance, events and shared community.

The Pacific Region group, in association with both Tree Canada and the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP), is pleased to offer the following FREE event, Feb.5, 12-4pm:

Urban Forestry Challenges in Municipalities and Interface areas of Interior BC


12:00-12:30: Arrival and Welcome

Presenter: Mike Larock, ABCFP

12:30-12:40: National context to BMP’s in Canada’s urban forests

Presenter: Mike Rosen, Tree Canada and CUFN 

12:40-12:50: The Pacific region of the CUFN

Presenter: Lanny Englund, Pacific Representative on the National level Network Steering Committee

12:50-1:20: Discussion – building the network for a strong urban forestry coalition 


1:30-1:45: Challenges of growing an urban forest in the Okanagan valley

Presenter: Blair Stewart, Parks, City of Kelowna

1:45-2:00: Management challenges in rural parks

Presenter: Kristina Flackman and Jared Taylor, Community Parks and Recreation, Columbia Shuswap Regional District 

2:00-2:15: The challenges of educating the multiple stakeholders in an urban forest

Presenter: Greg Houghton, ISA Certified Arborist (Private)

 2:15-2:30: Discussion and questions


2:30-3:00: Informal discussion



3:00-3:15: Trees as green infrastructure in our cities 

Presenter: Darryl Carlyle-Moses, Thompson Rivers University

3:15-3:30: Flood and debris flow risk assessment in the urban-wildland interface of the Thompson watershed

Presenter: Mike Simpson, Fraser Basin Council

3:30-3:45: Key invasive species in urban and interface forestry. Issues, impacts and best management practices

Presenter:  Jennie McCaffreyInvasive Species Council of BC 

 3:45-4:00: Closing remarks


Participation includes a light lunch and possibility to receive either ABCFP Professional Development Continuing Education credits, and ISA Continuing Education Units. 






What are my parking options at the event?

There is complementary parking in either the conference or hotel parking lot.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Laura Cottle

Hotel telephone number: 1-250-828-6660

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Is my registration transferrable?

Yes, please contact the organizer in order to update the name assoicated with the registration.


Have questions about Urban Forestry in Municipalities and Interface Areas of Interior BC: Free Networking Event? Contact FP Innovations (c/o Laura Cottle)

When & Where

Coast Kamloops and Conference Centre
Salon A & B
1250 Rogers Way
Kamloops, British Columbia V1S 1N5

Tuesday, 5 February 2019 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)

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