The Nadina, Kispiox and Bulkley Woodlot Associations hosted the Federation of BC Woodlot Associations’ 32nd and Woodlot Product Development Council’s 22nd Conference & AGM at the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge in Smithers, BC October 6 – 7, 2019.
The theme of the Conference was Beyond Sawlogs: Woodlot Challenges and Opportunities with topics around wood utilization, fuel and smoke management. Field tours included three industry partners in Houston that are working cooperatively to utilize and convert wood fibre into wood products: Canfor Houston supermill which makes commodity lumber products; Corewood uses low-value logs to make wood products such as cants and rig mats; and Pinnacle Renewable energy uses woody biomass to make woody pellets.
2019 FBCWA AGM business report
Beyond Sawlogs: A Comfor Experience – Jay Baker
BiOS: A Roadside Biomass Volume App – Stu Spencer, FP Innovations
Collaborative Approach to Smoke Management in the Bulkley TSA – Ben Weinstein
Fuel Mgmt on WLs – Mike Simpson
Pinnacle Pellet – Josh McQuillin
Coastal WL Perspective on Low Grade Log Fibre Utilization – Ed Hughes
Wood Adds Sustainability to Ecosystems – Karen Price