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Conference 2019

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Regional Workshop - Whangarei

The Small and Medium Enterprise Joint FFA/FOA Committee has obtained funds from the NZ Forest Grower Levy Trust to initiate harvesting research for small-scale forest growers. The rationale for this is that roading, harvesting and transport can be 70-80% of the delivered cost of wood from small grower woodlots. These costs are rising rapidly. In areas that need forestry the most, such as remote hill country, high harvesting roading and transport costs are likely to constrain further afforestation investment.

The first stage of the project is to investigate what ideas and interest there is to establish a research programme.

A Regional workshop will be held in Whangarei, 10am - 3pm, Tuesday 24th September, Hockey Stadium, 45 Park Avenue, Kensington, Whangarei.

The purpose is to engage with small growers, harvest managers, contractors, equipment developers and industry bodies to generate feedback and develop projects for research into small-scale grower harvesting, roading and transport systems.

Ideas and examples are sought that challenge traditional ways of harvesting small forest lots that might benefit from a focused research or development programme. These may include innovative use of new or re-designed harvesting equipment, multifunctional and versatile felling, bunching and extraction equipment, different approaches to log manufacturing and processing, transport systems, planning approaches etc.

You are invited to attend the workshop.

RSVP Dean Satchell, dsatch@gmail.com 021 2357554

Lunch and refreshments will be provided for workshop participants.

For further information related to workshop purpose and technical questions please contact:

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Auckland Council IECA Field Day

You are warmly invited to the Auckland Council IECA Field Day. This will be held at Dale Rd, Whenuapai, from 1pm mon 26 September 2019.  

  • Presentations on and Demonstrations of sediment and erosion control devices

To find out more email sediment@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Please feel free to circulate this invitation to your colleagues. This is a free event and numbers are not limited. Please RSVP to if you are interested in attending, so that we have an indication of numbers.

BBQ and refreshments will be provided after the presentations.

Parking is along Whenuapai Drive, Pamu Road and Kopuru Road, in the new subdivision. Entrance to the event is along Harewood Street.

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Workshop Invitation - Small Grower Harvesting Innovation

The Small and Medium Enterprise Joint FFA/FOA Committee has obtained funds from the NZ Forest Grower Levy Trust to initiate harvesting research for small-scale forest growers. The rationale for this is; roading, harvesting and transport can be 70-80% of the delivered cost of wood from small grower woodlots. These costs are rising rapidly. In areas that need forestry the most, such as remote hill country, high harvesting, roading and transport costs are likely to constrain further afforestation investment.

The first stage of the project is to investigate what ideas and interest there is to establish a research programme. Regional workshops are being organised at five locations around the country in August and September to engage with small growers, harvest managers, contractors, equipment developers and industry bodies to generate feedback and develop projects for research into small-scale grower harvesting, roading and transport systems.

Ideas and examples are sought that challenge traditional ways of harvesting small forest lots that might benefit from a focused research or development programme. These may include innovative use of new or re-designed harvesting equipment, multifunctional and versatile felling, bunching and extraction equipment, different approaches to log manufacturing and processing, transport systems, planning approaches etc.

You are invited to attend the workshop as advised in the accompanying email and propose any ideas that might lead to cost reductions or productivity gains. Please respond to the contact person and register to help manage numbers at the workshop. Thank you.

A workshop agenda is proposed as follows.

Workshop Agenda:

Session 1 Introduction and goals John Schrider
Session 2 Past, Current, and Future harvesting research Keith Raymond
Session 3 Facilitated Workshop and discussion Graham West
  Harvesting  
  Roading  
  Transport  
  Supply chain  
  Other  
Session 4 Summarise workshop and develop action items  

**Lunch and refreshments will be provided for workshop participants.

Workshop Schedule & RSVP

8.30am – 1.00pm Fri. 2 August 2019 Cedar Room, Fielding Civic Centre, 84 Aorangi St, FIELDING

RSVP Erica Kinder cniwoodcouncil@gmail.com Ph: 027 329 0498
RSVP John Schrider john@forme.co.nz Ph: 027 446 9296

12.00pm – 4.00pm Thurs. 8 August2019 Watson Room, Cosmopolitan Club, 190 Derby St, GISBORNE

RSVP Kim Holland kim@eastlandwood.co.nz Ph: 021 243 5594
RSVP John Schrider john@forme.co.nz Ph: 027 446 9296

8.30am-1.00pm Fri. 16 August Rimu Room, Scion Research, 49 Sala St, ROTORUA

RSVP Graham West westlanduse@gmail.com Ph: 027 441 0952

10am - 3pm, Tuesday 24th September, Hockey Stadium, 45 Park Avenue, Kensington, Whangarei.

To be confirmed Workshops in NELSON and BALCLUTHA/DUNEDIN

For further information related to workshop purpose and technical questions please contact:
- John Schrider john@forme.co.nz Ph: 027 446 9296
- Graham West westlanduse@gmail.com Ph: 027 441 0353
- Dean Satchell dsatch@xtra.co.nz Ph: 021 235 7554

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Otago-Southland Forest Products Industry Dinner Meeting

  • Date: Tuesday 2 October 2019 
  • Venue: Rosebank Lodge, Balclutha 
  • When: 5.30pm – Drinks, 6.30pm – Dinner, 7.15pm - After-Dinner Presentation 
  • Cost: $46 per person

It’s time to gather as an industry again. It’s been a long winter, log prices have probably seen better days and it’s been now four years since collectively we got together to have a dinner and catch up on happenings from across the region. 

The Southern Wood Council (SWC), in conjunction with the local branch of the NZ Institute of Forestry and the Mid & South Otago Branches of the NZ Farm Forestry Association have planned an evening’s networking – along with more good food and some excellent company. 

As with our earlier and well attended gatherings, it’s designed for all those involved in or associated with forestry and wood products in the lower South Island. The after-dinner presentation is going to appeal to all of you who have a yearning for the outdoors in the more wild and remote locations. 

After-Dinner Presenter: Graham Parker “It’s a tough job – but someone has to do it” 

Every so often we run across someone who has a job that many of us only dream about. For those of us who are old enough to remember, it’s like those summer jobs offered with the old NZFS on animal and vegetation surveys. Wandering through remote locations and getting paid for it. 

Graham Parker lives that dream. He’s been involved in conservation and wildlife management and research since 2002, including extensive work with seabirds, forest birds and invasive mammals. From a very young age he worked in construction, as a chef, then as a commercial fisherman and deckhand, for 12 years, mostly based in the US and Canada. After a sharp decline in Alaskan fisheries income he returned home to NZ to help his brother out with conservation projects. 

Wider volunteer work in NZ quickly lead to paid work in conservation. He picked up qualifications in wildlife management and then went onto working on projects in the sub-antarctic (including 13 months living at a weather station on an island 2700 km from Cape Town,Gough Island), the Falkland Islands, working at sea on 34 different Spanish fishing trawlers and doing several stints on South Georgia Island. 

For the last six years Graham has been based here in New Zealand although he has spent more than a third of his time researching seabirds on NZ’s sub-antarctic islands. Locally, he has also been driving the research on native falcons in Otago and Southland’s forests. Graham will be providing a pictorial walk through of his travels, his out of the way work locations and some of the research that he and his team have recently been involved in. 

Registrations

  • Payment: 
    • Cheque payable to Southern Wood Council – being mailed to Southern Wood Council, PO Box 904, Dunedin 9054
    • Direct credit our ANZ Bank Account: 060909-0283014-01

E-mail: caroline.rickerby@southernwoodcouncil.co.nz  with names, details of your attendance and payment method or call to provide details by phone 03 470 1903

Note: Registrations need to be received BEFORE mid-day Monday 30 September 2019. Catering will not be made available to those who turn up on the night who haven’t pre-registered.

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2nd Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum

Creating healthy communities and ecosystems for a resilient future, 2-6 September 2019, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum (OESF) 2019 will be held from 2-6 Sept 2019 in Christchurch and will bring together policy-makers, community leaders and researchers with the aspiration of ‘Creating healthy communities and ecosystems for a resilient future’.

The forum programme and topics are outlined below.

We are inviting potential sponsors to consider the sponsorship opportunities for this event (see also attached sponsorship prospectus) and get in touch with us.

We are also calling for abstracts, workshop proposals as well as community and other side events for this exciting upcoming forum. Please follow this link to make a programme submission https://easychair.org/cfp/Oceania2019 

Forum outline

Forum topics

Topic 1: Data, assessment and reporting of ecosystem services

  • Approaches for monetary and non-monetary valuation of natural capital and ecosystem services
  • Efforts to develop and use environmental-economic accounting
  • Monitoring of natural capital and ecosystem services (current state/condition, trends/changes) and suitable indicators 
  • Advances in government reporting on ecosystem services

Topic 2: Ecosystem services in decision making processes

  • Investment in ecosystem services (e.g. payments for ecosystem services, impact investments, green finance, market-based mechanisms)
  • Using ecosystem services concepts at a sector level including in forestry, agriculture, fisheries, water and tourism
  • Building capacity of existing ecosystem services networks and community of practices, including support for youth skills development and empowerment
  • Institutional legal frameworks for employing an ecosystem services approach to natural resource decision making

Topic 3: Connections between natural capital, ecosystem services and human well-being 

  • Integrated ecological, economic, social and spatial approaches for examining ecosystem connections
  • Indigenous and local knowledge on ecosystem services and their contribution to well-being
  • The role of natural capital and ecosystem services in wellbeing approaches

Topic 4: Integration of ecosystem services across landscapes, sectors and disciplines

  • Ecosystem services connections across mountains to sea
  • Multi-sectoral and transdisciplinary research, policy or practice on ecosystem services

Registration

Registration for the forum is now open and early bird fees are available until 31st May.

Feel free to get in touch with the conference organisers if you have any general questions using this email oceaniaesforum@gmail.comor visit the forum website:https://oceaniaesforum.com/oceania-ecosystem-services-forum-2019/

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2019 Research Awards Nominations - Make your Nomination Now!

https://fgr.nz/event/forest-growers-conference-2019/?instance_id=19

The Forest Growers Research Awards were introduced in 2011 to recognise excellence in science and innovation in the forestry growing sector. The awards not only recognise individual researchers but industry people who have made a significant contribution to R&D participation and promoting uptake in their organisation.

Nominations are now being sought for the 2019 awards that will be presented at the Forest Growers Research Conference dinner on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at Te Papa, Wellington.

Please give some thought to nominations for this years awards and provide supporting details for your nomination by going to the online nomination form for completion.

  • Closing date Wednesday, 18th September 2019 at 4:30pm.

RESEARCH AWARDS CRITERIA

  • Demonstrates understanding of industry needs through effective engagement with sector participants.
  • Is recognised by industry for communicating research in clear and understandable way.
  • Demonstrates a track record of effective communication using a range of methods.
  • Is recognised for distilling complex science into simple messages with a focus on operational relevance.

Research Award for Innovation that Enhances Sector Value Awarded to an individual who:

  • Produces research outcomes that have been implemented by industry and added measurable value.
  • Undertakes innovative research that is forward thinking and requires new and untried approaches.
  • Approaches all research with a commitment to adding value to the sector.

Research Award for Science of International Quality Awarded to an individual who:

  • Undertakes innovative research that is forward thinking and requires new and untried approaches. 
  • Encounters unforeseen difficulties that are overcome.
  • Delivers science of such quality that publication in highly regarded journals has occurred or is likely.
  • Produces research outcomes that create new knowledge/understanding that has potential to lead to step change.

Research Award for Research Participation and Implementation Awarded to an employee or representative of an industry organisation who:

  •  Actively participates in research programmes (Technical Committees, Cluster Groups, member meetings or other forums).
  • Demonstrates positive uptake of research results in the last 12 months demonstrated by implementation and promotion of benefits.
  • Is committed to supporting research programmes.

Research Award for Contribution to a Science Team Awarded to an researcher who:

  • Participates actively in a research project team.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to team work ahead of self.
  • Delivers research of high quality that results in a successful team outcome.

Research Award for a Young Scientist Awarded to a researcher who:

  • Demonstrates outstanding performance with potential to develop for a successful science career.
  • Shows a willingness to engage with industry.
  • Communicates well and demonstrates passion in their work.

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FOREST GROWERS CONFERENCE 2019

Tuesday, 15th October 2019 and
Wednesday, 16th October 2019
Venue:  Te Papa, Wellington


The 2019 Forest Growers Conference will be held in Wellington this year on the 15th - 16th October 2019.  In addition to an update on the Forest Growers Levy Trust, the conference will highlight the achievements of our two largest research programmes that are coming to an end this year, Growing Confidence in Forestry's Future (GCFF) and Healthy Trees Healthy Future (HTHF).  We will also highlight achievements from extensive research programmes ranging across the spectrum from tree breeding to harvesting.
 
Learn about the research programmes and other activities being funded by the levy, the results to date and how you as a forest grower can use these results to:

Achieve better financial returns from new and existing forests
Improve the health and resilience of your forests to pests and diseases
Maintain our industry ‘licence to operate’

Come along and benefit from this significant investment in the future of the forest growing industry by the Forest Growers Levy Trust.

Conference Agenda

Research Awards Dinner
Tuesday Evening, 15th October 2019

Pre-Conference Sessions 2019

Monday, 14th October 2019
Carbon and ETS
Phenotyping / LiDAR Workshop

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