Foresters to get ‘fired up’ in Sault Ste. Marie

By Jeffrey Ougler
North Bay Nugget
April 9, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

Addressing current climate “challenges,” embracing innovation,and fostering “excellence” in landscape management, will be prime themes when Ontario foresters meet in Sault Ste. Marie later this month. ‘Forestry…Fired Up!’ is the theme of the Ontario Professional Foresters Association (OPFA) conference and annual general meeting April 16-18 at the Water Tower Inn. Prof. Alexis Achim, of Laval University, will deliver the keynote address, Don’t Give Up on (Canadian) Forests, and the conference agenda will be a mix of presentations, panel discussion, field tours and networking opportunities. Both in-person and virtual attendance options are available. The conference agenda reflects a “broad spectrum” of interests, from the transformative role of AI and drone technology in forest management to exploring new economic opportunities in wood use and addressing the “vital” task of engaging and welcoming the next generation into a profession in forestry, a release says.

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