Photo courtesy BC Forest Discovery Centre

This year, the PFLA field tour will be spent in the Cowichan Valley. We’ll have the opportunity to look at some interesting forestry projects in the area, and most importantly, meet the key people involved.

Our tour this year will start bright and early on Wednesday, June 7th with departure from OceanFront Suites at Cowichan Bay.

We’ll visit the BC Forest Discovery Centre, located in Duncan, for a celebration of the history of logging in B.C.

Our next stop will be the BC Forestry Research Station at Mesachie Lake. The station is the provincial centre for research into coastal tree improvement and forest genetic conservation. The station’s nursery staff provide technical expertise and service in growing seedlings to be used in research trials and as rootstock for grafting programs.

And finally we’ll tour of a modern, state-of-the-art timber merchandising and marketing facility in Crofton.

We’ll then head back to OceanFront Suites at Cowichan Bay, just in time for an afternoon cocktail at 5:30, followed by dinner at 6:30.

You can find complete schedule and registration information on the PFLA website.

Or contact us at info@pfla.bc.ca with any questions.

Cowichan Lake Research Station at Mesachie Lake

To whet your appetite, here are a few highlights from past events:

Sylvan Vale Nursery: From Seed to 8 Million Seedlings — A big PFLA thanks to Sylvan Vale Nursery for their hospitality (did we mention they fed us donuts?) and the informative tour of their nursery …[read more]

“What do you get when you mix engaging presenters, interesting locations, thoughtful participants and favourable weather conditions? Another fantastic field tour!”   … [read more]