TLA convention to focus on long-term sustainability
Nov. 3, 2016 - How can timber harvesting contractors ensure their own long-term viability with the current state of the industry? This is the hard question that will be asked at the 2017 Truck Loggers Association’s annual convention, taking place January 18-20 in Vancouver.
By Maria Church
The convention’s line up of speakers includes Tim Sheldan, B.C.’s Deputy Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, who will moderate a panel about forest management models that can ensure long-term health of the industry.
Another panel moderated by Probyn’s Matt Wealick will discuss First Nations control of the forest resource and include Miller Titerle + Company LLP’s Rob Miller and Degus Clint Williams with Tla’amin Nation.
Other speaker topics include changes that can keep contractors current, compliant and sustainable, and how building the right crew has an impact on safety, production and overall professionalism in the logging industry.
Two skills development panel sessions will tackle the realities of steep slope operations for contractors, including the latest technology and understanding the capital risk and the changing market to succeed.
Learn more at www.tla.ca/convention