The "EVERYTHING" in
Vegetation Management Forum
NOVEMBER 2-4, 2021
Virtual and In-Person!
TOP ACADEMIC AND INDUSTRY SPEAKERS
– CEC CREDITS –
The IVMA of BC is a non-profit society that advocates for the responsible practice of all aspects of vegetation management including ecosystem maintenance, restoration, and erosion control. We are a recognized organization of professional people working for and providing information to our members in British Columbia and across Canada.
At the 2021 IVMA of BC Biennial Forum, "The 'EVERYTHING' in Vegetation Management Forum", leaders in the vegetation management field will present up to date information on industry practices, technology, equipment and products as well as the ethics and social cost of programs. This will be a hybrid event with the option if necessary for those who do not want to, or cannot travel to attend virtually, however we hope we can meet in person.
The IVMA of BC is the Continuing Education Credit Coordinator for Aerial, Forestry General, and Industrial Vegetation applicator certification categories. This Forum's Continuing Education Credits are approved in British Columbia only. The pre-Forum workshop November 2 with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has been approved for 3.5 Continuing Education Credits for pesticide applicators. A further 6.75 credits can be obtained by attending the sessions held on November 3 and 4. Therefore applicators who attend the entire Forum can be approved for a total of 10.25 credits. You must attend the entire presentation including the question period in order to obtain the credits.
$100 Forum Fee
Includes a 2-year IVMA of BC membership!
☀️ In compliance with our venue's safety requirements, please be advised that proof of full vaccination will be necessary to attend the IVMA of BC 2021 Biennial Forum in person. A BC vaccination card and government photo ID will be requested upon arrival at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre.
Top Industry Speakers
Recognized experts from government, industry, and universities will be presenting.
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If you are interested in sponsoring the IVMA of BC’s Biennial forum “The Everything in Vegetation Management“ you can do so using the following link. We thank you and appreciate your support.
A Management Tool in BC
Using biological control as a management tool in B.C. involves a facetted approach. Topics range from legislation, significant funding, thorough multi-country research, current science, multiple agencies, policies, extensive data and databases and dedicated practitioners. Above all, using biological control to manage invasive plants requires a detailed understanding of the biocontrol agents themselves, the plants to be controlled and the life cycles and timing of each. This presentation provides an overview of these topics and describes where additional information is located for practitioners to effectively use biological control.
Presented by: Susan Turner
As the Biocontrol Specialist, Susan is a liaison with federal and global biological control scientists on behalf of B.C.’s interests and maintains a current understanding of legal requirements to import biocontrol agents. She oversees the program that is committed to obtaining new biocontrol agents for the province, understanding their B.C. habitat requirements and effects on their target plants and ensuring information is shared with clients and the public.
P.Ag., Invasive Plant Biocontrol Specialist
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, British Columbia
Susan Turner has been with the B.C. MFLNRORD Invasive Plant Program for twenty-nine years. As her program is provincial in scope, Susan has an appreciation for the variety and uniqueness of the province and the invasive plant issues. She is a Professional Agrologist and a licensed teacher. She holds a BSc in Biology and a BEd in secondary sciences from the University of B.C.
Continuing Education Credits