No workshops are pending.






November 1-2, 2017

The eFRI KTTD Symposium provided an opportunity for Round 1 projects to be presented to a wide range of audience that included industry, government and academia .  It was well attended with 83 people joining in person and about 300 visitors tuning into the live broadcast on each of the two days. Presentation requests can be made through the office.


Speaker Presentation and Deliverable Video of presentation
  • Ontario MNRF eFRI Update
Dr. Kara Webster
  • Digital Soil Mapping for eFRI in Ontario’s Diverse Landscapes
  • Deliverable- contact FFTC office
Dr. Mathew Leitch
(Scott Miller)
  • Upgrading eFRI with Wood Property Metrics
Dr. Kevin Lim
Dr. Guy Larocque
  • Process-Based Forest Growth Modelling Using eFRI:


Angus Carr
  • eFRI Application
Dr. Wayne Bell
  • Next Steps (Climate Change, Caribou and Species At Risk)
Dr. Glen Brown and
Lisa Pollack
Dr. Doug Reid
  • Accuracy of eFRI Ecosite and Species Composition
Keith Hautala
  • How Reliable are Stand Stocking Estimates? A Comparative Analysis on Current and New Methodologies
Colin Arlidge


May 1, 2017
Boreal Forest Health Information Session

In combination with the Forestry Futures Trust Committee Silvicluture Workshop, the MNR&F's Boreal Forest Health Information Session was held March 22, 2017.  This allowed for attendees to partiipate in both sessions.  The presentations from the second day are hyperlinked below.

Forest Health Program:
i) History of the program,   
ii) Current delivery model,
iii) EAB provincial update
Dan Rowlinson -Provincial Forest Health Program Coordinator
Forest Health Update for NW and NE Regions Lia Fricano - Forest Health Technical Specialist - Timmins,
Mike Francis - Forest Health Technical Specialist -Sault Ste. Marie
Vance Boudreau - Forest Health Technical Specialist – Thunder Bay
2016 Minnesota Forest Health Highlights Mike Parisio - Forest Health Specialist, Minnesota Department Natural Resources
Mountain Pine Beetle – The threat to Ontario pine species Dr. Barry Cooke - Acting Provincial Forest Entomologist, Crown Forest and Lands Policy Branch, Forest Sustainability and Information Section, MNRF
The Importance of Science in Monitoring Dr. Alvaro Duran - Forest Health Research Scientist, Forest Research and Monitoring Section, MNRF
Spruce Budworm - an updated perspective on the science of cycling, with implications for Ontario Dr. Barry Cooke - Acting Provincial Forest Entomologist, Crown Forest and Lands Policy Branch, Forest Sustainability and Information Section, MNRF


March 22, 2017

Road Decommissioning

Jodi Hall, Regional Planning Forester, MNRF

Enhancing Ontario’s Silviculture Policies

Rob MacLeod, Provincial Silviculture Program Specialist, MNRF

FFT Silviculture Program Overview

Shelley Vescio, Program Coordinator, Forestry Futures Trust Committee

Shadows and Light: Tree Retention Effects on Understory Light and Regeneration Planning in Boreal Mixedwoods

Dr. Bill Parker, Research Scientist, OFRI

Challenges of Managing White Pine in the Shelterwood System

Andree Morneault, Silviculture Forester, Nipissing Forest Resource Management Inc.

Creating Optimum Light Levels for White Pine Regeneration Through Mid-story Removals

Liz Cobb, GIS & Silviculture Tech, Ottawa Valley Forest Inc.

Effects of 50 years of Precommercial Thinning on the Forest Value Chain in Northwestern New Brunswick

Michael Hoepting, Silviculture Research Forester, Canadian Forest Service

Precommercial Thin of Fire-Originated Jack Pine


Deanna Hoffman, Chief Forester, Ne-Daa-Kii-Me-Naan Inc.

Challenges and Opportunities: Density Management in Boreal Conifers

Dr. Doug Reid, Research Scientist, Boreal Silviculture, CNFER

Prescribed Burning Primer

Ian Staley, Prescribed Burn and Fire Behaviour Specialist, MNRF

Scott Wiseman, Fire Operations Supervisor , MNRF

Application of Prescribed Fire to Untreated Roadside Slash Debris

Tara Pettit, Management Forester, Sioux Lookout District, MNRF

Confederation PB: Renewal of a Natural Disturbance

Holly Aggas – Silviculture Forester, Domtar

Mike Kitney AFFES, Fire Operations Supervisor