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[30 Nov 2017 | No Comment | 85 views]
Atlantic Canada Forest Health Workshop 2018 – January 16-18, 2018 – Amherst, NS

The 2018 Atlantic Canada Forest Health Workshop (ACFHW) being held in Amherst, Nova Scotia from January 16th to 18th, 2018. The workshop is free of charge. This year’s event is being hosted by the Town of Amherst, and is being held at town’s Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre. A block of rooms is booked at the Comfort Inn using code ACFHW.

To book your reservations please call (902) 667-0404. Comfort Inn is located at 143 S Albion St, Amherst, NS B4H 2X2

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[18 Oct 2017 | No Comment | 185 views]
MCFT’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Ground School Workshop Nov 21-23 in Fredericton

The Maritime College of Forest Technology’s Department of Continuing Education, in partnership with Canadian Unmanned Incorporated, is pleased to offer Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training (UAS)Ground School with Sterling Cripps as your facilitator.

This is a two and a half-day course beginning at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 in Room 230 of Blenis Hall.

With over 2000 students trained, this course is recognized as Canada’s “First Choice” in small drone ground school training. It is Transport Canada compliant for civil and commercial UAV operators.

Why choose this workshop over others?

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[18 Jul 2017 | No Comment | 237 views]
CEATI International – 4th Annual Vegetation Management Conference

CEATI International – 4th Annual Vegetation Management Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida from December 5th to 6th, 2017. You can download a brochure and register for the conference by clicking here

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[30 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 672 views]
Maritime College of Forest Technology’s Utility Arborist Program

What is a Utility Arborist?

Not everyone is familiar with what a Utility Arborist (a.k.a. tree trimmer) is or what they do. A Utility Arborist is someone who uses highly technical skills to prune, clear vegetation or remove trees while respecting the “limits of approach” of energized electrical infrastructure and power lines. The two main aspects of this occupation are routine vegetation maintenance and storm response and clean up. This involves working at both the ground level and at very high heights. According to the national occupational standard, a Utility Arborist needs to be able to implement safe working practices, coordinate work activity, climb trees, rig to control trees, prune vegetation with appropriate techniques, fell trees, and participate in professional development activities (EHRC, 2013).

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[1 Feb 2016 | No Comment | 594 views]
ADVANCED FOREST VEGETATION MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP – FREDERICTON APRIL 26, 27, 28 2016

The Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT), in partnership with the University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests (CRSF) and Cooperative Forestry Research Unit (CFRU), are pleased to announce the following workshop:

Advanced Forest Vegetation Management

This workshop will be held at the Fredericton Campus of MCFT from April 26 – 28, 2016 beginning at 7:45 AM with a meet-and-greet; with class beginning at 8:30 AM.

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[11 Dec 2015 | No Comment | 386 views]
Scientists find no evidence glyphosate causes cancer

Please see the news release concerning the report from the Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy which reviewed the IARC Monograph on Glyphosate from earlier this season.

After reviewing all the information, the Expert Panel confirms that glyphosate does not cause cancer including Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

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[27 Aug 2014 | No Comment | 783 views]
Executive Update: AGM Reminders and Social Functions – Silent Auction, Golf Tournament, Icebreaker

Charity Silent Auction: Again this year we will be having the “Randy & Howard” silent auction during our AGM. All proceeds will go to the Children’s Wish Foundation. If you have items you wish to donate to the auction, please let us know. The more items the more funds raised for charity.

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[27 May 2014 | No Comment | 2,848 views]

NOTE: There are “elk” pictured in this video when the narrator is referring to “deer.” This is because the narrator is British and the British word for “elk” is “red deer” or “deer” for short. The scientific report this is based on refers to elk so we wanted to be accurate with the truth of the story.

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent nearly 70 years, the most remarkable “trophic cascade” occurred. What is a trophic cascade and how exactly do wolves change rivers? George Monbiot explains in this movie remix.

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[27 May 2014 | No Comment | 905 views]

A rapid increase in deer population could “forever alter” the progression of a forest’s natural future by creating environmental havoc in the soil and disrupting the soil’s natural seed banks, according to a recent study.