Environmental Forestry 2022 Programme

28-29 June 2022, Rotorua, New Zealand + Virtual Online

DAY 1     Tuesday 28 June 2022 | Networking Function

Timezone: NZDT

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Pre-Conference Workshop: Addressing Wilding Conifer Issues identified in the Year One Review of the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry

  • Dr Susan Secker, Manager Operational Policy, Forestry Land Management, Ministry for Primary Industries, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service
  • Dr Karl Yager, Senior Analyst - Operational Policy Forestry & Resource Management, Ministry for Primary Industries, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service
  • Olivia Adams, Analyst, Operational Policy, Forestry & Land Management, Ministry for Primary Industries, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service

In Kauri Room, Distinction Hotel

5.00pm - 7.00pm

Conference Icebreaker 'Meet and Greet' Function

In Exhibitors Area

DAY 2     Wednesday 29 June 2022 | Conference Programme

Timezone: NZDT

Session 1 | Welcome, Overview & Background

Session Chairperson: Hugh Riddiford, CEO, eLandNZ


What are Forestry's Environmental Challenges & What Must Change for More Sustainable Outcomes - Industry Perspective
Grant Dodson, CEO, City Forests & President, Forest Owners Association (FOA)


Erosion, sedimentation and slash – Is the Sector doing Enough to Manage this Trifecta?
Dr Susan Secker, Manager Forestry Operational Policy, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service


From RMA to NBA - What's Changing for Forestry and What You Need to Know
Charlotte Wright, Director, Element Environmental Ltd


Q&A Session


Morning Tea

Session 2 |Key Environmental Issues - Today's and Future Industry Challenges

Session Chairperson: To be confirmed


NZFOA Environment Committee Overview - Key Challenges for Environmental Harvesting
Sally Strang, Environmental Manager, Manulife


From Today to Harvest 2050 – What Needs to Change and When Between Now and Then
Young Foresters Panel Session: Sarah Orton, Environmental Forester, PF Olsen & Marcella Pitt, Technical Forester, Manulife
Chair: Campbell Harvey, University of Canterbury, PhD Candidate


Lunch + Networking

Session 3 | Case Studies - Best Practice Exemplars

Session Chairperson: John Stulen, Director, Innovatek


Geospatial landslide modelling for targeted erosion control
Raphael Spiekermann, Scientist - Geomorphologist, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research


Case Study 2: Northland Forestry Environmental Working Group – What it does and why it works
Zivana Pauling, Northland Regional Council


Q&A Session


Tech Talks

  • IECA: Joe Johnson, Director of: The Australasian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association
  • Eagle Technology: Murray McCallum, Business Development Executive
  • Remsoft Inc: Corinne Watson, General Manager, Asia Pacific


Afternoon Tea

Session 4 | Focus on Specific Operations to Meet NESPF Standards

Session Chairperson: John Stulen, Innovatek


Managing woody residues on steep land sites. Where we agree, and where we should investigate further
Campbell Harvey, PhD student/Assistant Lecturer, University of Canterbury


Presentation: Environmental management and woodlots – How do you keep track of it all when 100 are logged a year?
Myles Guy, Environmental & Land Use Business Manager, John Turkington


Blaze-It Bridges Case Study: Transportable, Easily Installed and Removed Waterway Crossings
Josh Blazek, GIS & Environmental Coordinator, Farman Turkington Forestry


Q&A Session


Conference concludes with Networking

In Conference Exhibitors Area