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Below is the 2010 AGM Agenda (UPDATED SEPTEMBER 30, 2010). There is also a printable/downloadable version available by clicking here.


3rd Joint Meeting

Eastern Canada Vegetation Management Associations

Associations de l‘Est du Canada pour la gestion de la végétation

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront

October 12th to 15th, 2010

Halifax, Nova Scotia


Day 1               October 12th, 2010

1:30 pm Golf Tournament – Brightwood Golf Course, Halifax

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Business Meetings: AQGV AVMA OVMA

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Early Registration

8:30 pm – 10:30 pm – Ice Breaker –Halifax Ballroom

Sponsored by Dow Agro Sciences/True North Specialty Products

Prize giving for Golf Tournament

Day 2               October13th, 2010

8:00am – Registration

9:00am – Piping in of delegates and Welcome Message – Michael Cunningham  Rob Young Co-Chairs Halifax 2010

9.10am – Welcome from Dr. Sherman Boates, Manager, Biodiversity, NSDNR

9.30am – Key note Address – Bringing the “Interface” into focus with Vegetation Management and Principals of Sustainability – Christopher Nowak, Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management, State University of New York – Sponsored by Nova Scotia Power Inc.

10:25am Randy Ralph Silent Auction – Joe Calder Silent Auction Chair

10:30am – Coffee Break – Sponsored by Lucas Tree Experts

10:45am – Abitibi – Bowater relationship in the Hammond Plains Region; History Challenges – Jon  Porter, VP Abitibi Bowater Nova Scotia

11:15am – “Chemiphobia: Are we scared of the right things?” – Darren Dillenbeck – Dow Agro Sciences

11:45am – Stay Put: a new product for vegetation managers – Gary C. Wakefield IVM Manager. Miller Chemical & Fertilizer Corp

12:15pm – Lunch – Lunch Speaker:  What do we know about vegetation management after 50 years – R.A Lautenschlager, ACDCC

1:30pm – Success at educating the educators: 10 years of the Atlantic Teachers Tour – Peter Robichaud, Canadian Woodlands Forum

1:50pm – Growing Concerns: Vegetation Inspection – Innovative technical advancements reduce time and money to meet NERC regulations increasing ROI over traditional methods of inspection – Cameron Shankland, Geo Digital International Inc.

2:10pm –  The Migratory Bird Convention Act – Impacts of New Regulatory Approach – Chantal St.Pierre, NBPower

2:30pm – Dealing with public concerns – Brian Hill, Hydro One

2:50pm – The evolution of vegetation under power lines; the Golden Rod Experiment – Jacques Brisson IRBV University of Montreal

3:30pm – Closing remarks on Day 1: Chris Nowak

3:45pm – Meet in lobby for boat tour of Halifax

6:00pm – Boat Tour Ends – Supper own your own

Day 3               October 14th, 2010

8:30am – Wake Up and Welcome and Silent Auction update Joe Calder

8:40am – TRIADE Approach in Forestry Management, A Quebec Experiment – Christian Messier RNQC

9:55am –  Effects of Herbicide applications in NB amphibian habitat: Research at Base Gagetown – Jeff Houlahan, UNBSJ

10:15am – Coffee Break & Silent Auction  – Sponsored by 2,4-D Task Force

10:30am – Direct and indirect effects of Glyphosate-based herbicides in forestry – An overview of latest research findings – Dean Thompson, Natural Resources Canada

10:55 am – Response of eastern white pine to early herbaceous and woody vegetation control – Doug Pitt / Len Lenteigne, Natural Resources Canada

11:20 am – Lidar (« Light Detection and Ranging ») Using LiDAR technology to identify danger trees; Benoit St-Onge University of Québec in Montreal.

12:00pm –  Morning wrap up

12:15pm – Meet in Front Lobby to board buses for Hammond Plains Box Lunches Provided

1:00pm – Arrive at Ste. Margaret’s Bay for field tour

4:30pm – Return to Hotel

5:00pm – Meet in Front Lobby for dinner excursion to Pier 21

5:30pm – Tour of Pier 21 Museum and Maritime Feast at the Pier – Sponsored by DuPont Canada Inc/Engage Agro Corporation/Degelman Industries

Day 4               October 15th, 2010

8:30am – Wake Up and Welcome and Silent Auction update Joe Calder

8:40am – Invasive Plants in Ontario – Michael Irvine, Ministry of Natural Resources of Ontario, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

9:10am – Consequences of Multiple Pesticide use in Newfoundland and Labrador – Karen Linfield, Department of Environment and Labour, Newfoundland and Labrador

9:40am – Nova Scotia’s Natural Resources Strategy for 2011 and beyond – Allan Eddy, NSDNR

10:30am – Silent Auction; closing of bids Update

10:40am – Coffee Break

11:10am – Vegetation Management simplified using the Dengelmann Mower; Mark Cardinal Manager Agricultural Services, Parkland County AB. – Presentation Sponsored by Degelman Industries Ltd.  Regina, Saskatchewan.

11: 30am – IPM Requirements for Vegetation Managers in Ontario; Jennifer Rose Algoma Power

11:50am – Final closing remarks Michael Cunningham and Rob Young

12:00pm – Meeting close

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