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WHO WE ARE

The Integrated Vegetation Management Association of British Columbia (IVMA of BC) is a recognized organization of professional people dedicated to the responsible practice of all aspects of vegetation management working for and providing information to its members in British Columbia and across Canada. 

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IVMA of BC

2022 Annual General Meeting

TAKE NOTICE THAT

 

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Integrated Vegetation Management Association of BC will be held on Thursday, November 24th in Prince George. The purpose of the meeting is as follows:

  1. to approve the minutes of the 2021 AGM;

  2. ​to receive the financial statements of the association for the 2021 financial year ending December 31, 2021;

  3. ​to review the 2022 financial statements to date;

  4. ​to elect the Directors of the Association; and

  5. ​to transact such other business as may properly come before the Annual General Meeting.

 

BY ORDER of the Directors this 24th day of October 2022
 

Per: Rick Matthe, President, IVMA of BC

AGM November 24, 2022

10am until Noon
Open Invitation Focused on 2023 Business Plan

Noon to 1:00pm
Lunch

1:00pm to 4:30pm
Board Meeting

Location
Twisted Cork
1157 5 Ave, Prince George, BC V2L 1T7

Closest Hotel - Ramada
444 George St, Prince George, BC  V2L 1R6
(250) 563-0055

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CEC Accredited Webinars

Webinars listed below displaying promo code instructions are approved for one Continuing Education Credit (CEC) towards pesticide applicator recertification in BC. All are free of charge for IVMA of BC and ISCBC members.

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Webinar
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2022
9AM - 10AM PACIFIC TIME

A Successful Approach to Strategic Invasive Plant Management in BC Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure Gravel Pits

This webinar will outline the approach to invasive plants in BC Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure Gravel Pits. The historic approach to invasive plant management in gravel pits will be discussed along with the goals, objectives and logistics to this strategic approach. It will conclude with the reporting process and positive results achieved using this approach and a overview of the benefits.

Continuing Education Credits

This webinar is approved in British Columbia for one Continuing Education Credit (CEC) toward recertification in the Pest Management category. To qualify for this credit, you must attend the webinar for one hour and answer the quiz at the end. Please contact us with any questions or comments you may have.

Presented by:

Dave Ralph

Senior Operations Manager and Safety Officer

Invasive Species Council of BC

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For 34 years, Dave worked for BC Ministry of Agriculture and BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. He worked extensively developing invasive plant management strategies and control recommendations for pasture, range and intensive crop production. He led timing and rate trials for herbicide efficacy and crop tolerance research for label expansion and new herbicide registrations. He is a long-standing member of the Integrated Vegetation Management Association of BC and of the Canadian Weed Science Society (CWSS). He was the 2019 recipient of the CWSS Excellence in Weed Extension Award. In seven years with the Council, he has focused on training, project coordination and management. Dave frequently works with agriculture sector, First Nations and community members to mitigate the impacts of invasive species in rural areas.

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Recorded Webinars

Recorded Webinar
October 19, 2022 | 9am PT
Canadian Pesticide Registration: From Lab to Label
Presented by Danielle Soulard

Manager, Chemistry, Science and Regulatory Affairs

CropLife Canada

IVMA of BC members:

Please see instructions on recorded webinar link for promo code to view recorded webinar free of charge.

Co-Hosted by:

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Recorded Webinar
December 7, 2021 | 9am PT
Avoiding Disaster: What You Miss When You Skim a Pesticide Label
Presented by Laura Feeny

Regional Pesticide Officer

Health Canada’s Pesticide Compliance Program

IVMA of BC members:

Please see instructions on recorded webinar link for promo code to view recorded webinar free of charge.

Co-Hosted by:

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Recorded Webinar
October 21, 2021 | 9am PT
Biological Control: A Management Tool in BC
Presented by Susan Turner

P.Ag., Invasive Plant Biocontrol Specialist

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and

Rural Development, British Columbia

IVMA of BC members:

Please see instructions on recorded webinar link for promo code to view recorded webinar free of charge.

Co-Hosted by:

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Recorded Webinar
April 27, 2021 | 9am PT
A Story of Invasion and the Fight for Good:

New Invasive Plants to B.C.

Presented by Becky Brown

P.Ag., Invasive Plant Specialist

British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations

and Rural Development, British Columbia

IVMA of BC members:

Please see instructions on recorded webinar link for promo code to view recorded webinar free of charge.

Co-Hosted by:

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Recorded Webinar
March 30, 2021 | 9am PT
Formulation Basics, Tank Mixing and Common Issues, and Sprayer Cleanout
Presented by Gavin Lunn

Regional Account Manager, Ontario & Manitoba

Corteva Agriscience

IVMA of BC members:

Please see instructions on recorded webinar link for promo code to view recorded webinar free of charge.

Co-Hosted by:

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Recorded Webinar
November 24, 2020 | 9am PT
Glyphosate Myths and Facts
Presented by Darell Pack
Director of Provincial Regulatory Affairs and Stakeholder Relations
CropLife Canada

IVMA of BC members:

Please see instructions on recorded webinar link for promo code to view recorded webinar free of charge.

Co-Hosted by:

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Recorded Webinar
October 8, 2020 | 9am PT
Human Health and Safety Around the Use of Herbicides
Presented by David Pinzon
Regulatory Affairs Manager, Crop Protection and Seeds
Corteva Agriscience

If you experience audio issues, please download the Adobe Connect Application and choose this option to view the recorded webinar, as opposed to choosing "Open in Browser".

The Integrated Pest Management Authorizations program has made changes to the pesticide use permit application process under the Integrated Pest Management Act, which take effect starting June 7, 2021. Key changes are highlighted in the attached bulletin and a high-level overview of the new process is attached.

More supporting resources for applicants is under development and will become available this year.

 

Please reach out if you have any questions to IPMPBC@gov.bc.ca.

 

Shelley Metcalfe, MEL, P.Ag.

Authorizations Section Head |Industry & Integrated Pest Management

South Authorizations | Environmental Protection Division

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

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IVMA of BC provides a valuable tool for members: recertification for pesticide applicators WITHOUT the need for rewriting the applicator exam. Simply register in the Continuing Education Credits program and start collecting credits! Learn more...

Looking to renew your IVMA of BC membership?