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[18 Oct 2017 | No Comment | 81 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 | 114 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 | 589 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 | 541 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 | 350 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 | 764 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 | 2,416 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 | 820 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.

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[27 May 2014 | No Comment | 1,004 views]
Launch of new DuPont™ Truvist™ and Navius™ VM into the Canadian industrial vegetation management market.

DuPont is pleased to announce the launch of new DuPont™ Truvist™ and Navius™ VM into the Canadian industrial vegetation management market. These products have just received registration from the PMRA, and will be available to applicators for the 2014 season.

With the application season just around the corner, we would like your members to be aware that these products will be available for sale shortly.

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[16 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 1,113 views]
Herbicides: Collaborative Efforts

HERBICIDES: Collaborative Efforts Community-focused right-of-way initiatives result in low-maintenance, environmentally sustainable vegetation strategies. Submitted by Mike Cunningham, January 2013.

By Rick Johnstone, IVM Partners Inc.

A successful utility vegetation management program on the environmentally sensitive Delmarva Peninsula, with its coastal bays such as the Chesapeake Bay, demands good communication and cooperation with conservationists, sportsmen and government regulators.