FPInnovations` Roads and Infrastructure group will present on March 5th in Kamloops, B.C. a forest practitioner seminar about climate resilient resource roads.
As the severity of climate change continues to impact forest operations, the forecasted increases in winter temperatures, fire season length, and frequency of high intensity, short duration rainfall events will put increased strain on the performance and reliability of B.C. resource roads. In order to preserve and improve the sustainability and competitiveness of forest operations, industry and government must be equipped with the most contemporary knowledge and tools necessary to establish resilient infrastructure and mitigate climate change impacts.
Forest professionals, forest managers, forestry consultants, and others that seek to improve their knowledge about climate change impacts to forestry infrastructure and strategies to mitigate these impacts.
Participants will learn about the salient impacts of climate change facing B.C.’s forest infrastructure, available climate prediction tools, and forest infrastructure risk assessment and mitigation strategies.
• Impacts of a changing B.C. climate on resource road infrastructure and available climate prediction models.
• Guidance on how to use climate change prediction tools for water crossings in small watersheds.
• Summary of 3 case studies of forest infrastructure vulnerability to climate change.
• The considerations and impacts of debris and sediment mobilization and how to respond with resilient infrastructure.
• Discussion and sharing about resource roads impacted by climate change, with a focus on building and maintaining resilient resource roads.
See the full agenda here.
Workshop is free of charge for both FPInnovations members and non-members.
Deadline to register: February 22nd, 2019
Capacity: max. 40 participants
For more information about the workshop, please contact Dawson Markle.