What is the future of forestry?

New Directions in Forestry

BC forestry professions have never been more focused on the future and UBC research plays a crucial role in this. By striving to adapt to modern challenges, there are exciting opportunities to use state-of-the art technology to improve the sustainable management of forests. We can minimize the effects of fire, habitat loss and climate change and work to keep communities safe and healthy by embracing innovative techniques, such as remote sensing, genetics and outreach with educational video games. Join us to spark a discussion and learn how you can make an impact in your community.

Recorded October 14, 2015, in Kamloops, BC.


Nicholas Coops – Associate Dean, Research & Innovation, UBC Faculty of Forestry


Sally Aitken, BSF’84 – Professor, UBC Faculty of Forestry
Lori Daniels, MSc’94 – Associate Professor, UBC Faculty of Forestry
Stephen Sheppard, MSc (Forestry)’78 – Professor, UBC Faculty of Forestry