Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future (GCFF) Conference

 The 2nd annual conference for the ‘Growing confidence in forestry’s future (GCFF) research programme 2013-2019’

The six-year ‘Growing confidence in forestry’s future’ (GCFF) research programme is one of the most significant initiatives being taken by the forestry growing sector and focuses on improving the value realised from existing forests and doubling the productivity of future forests in a sustainable way.

The successful 2014 kick-off conference (see below) presented the overarching, high level goals of the research programme, placed its science in an international context, and discussed the role of successful engagement and tech transfer in achieving real impacts.

The 2nd conference in 2015 will present results on recent advances in forest productivity research in New Zealand, new contributions to the sustainability of the New Zealand forest industry, and new insights into the place of forestry in the primary sector economy of New Zealand. Keynotes by national and international speakers will include: Advances in Productivity Research in the Pacific North-West, International Trends in Water and Forest Research, and Integrated Land Management.

Who should attend?
Industry and government stakeholders and other interested parties.

Location and Dates
The conference will be held at the Hagley Oval Pavilion, Hagley Park, Christchurch on 24 March and there will be an organised field trip to Canterbury forests on 25th March.

Registration and costs
Total cost for GCFF conference is $195 (GST inclusive) for the two days 24-25 March.

24 March – Presentations and conference dinner $145

25 March – Field trip including transport and lunch $50

The conference and meeting/workshop programme is available here.

More information here