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Please note that we can only accept payment by credit card.



Registration fees cover attendance at opening mixer, all scientific sessions, continental breakfast and lunch Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and June 21 Field Trip.  To attend the conference banquet on June 20 you must register and pay ($50) for each person attending, banquet costs are not included in student or regular registrations.


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Early bird Deadline = May 6, 2017

Early bird – student (Undergrad \Grad Students\ Postdocs) $380.95 + $19.05GST = $400 (including GST)

Early bird – regular $452.38  +  $22.62 GST = $475 (including GST)



Regular student – $475 +  $22.62 GST = $475 (including GST)

Regular – $547.62 + $27.38 = $575  (including GST)

Single day $214.28 + 10.72 = $225 (including GST) (registration for one day only, includes attendance at the days scientific sessions, breakfast and lunch)


Registration for the Conference Banquet on Tuesday June 20 at the U of A Faculty Club $47.62 + $2.38 GST = $50 including GST:  (Note please: you can purchase up to 6 tickets, but must include name of each person who the tickets are for as well as the name of the person purchasing the tickets)


Wednesday June 21 Field Trips (no additional charge) – please indicate on the registration form your first, second, third and fourth choice (see details on field trips provided below):

A. Ecology and Sustainable Management of Mixedwood Forests.

B. Aspen and Bison Management in Elk Island National Park.

C. Alberta Tree Improvement and Seed Centre (ATISC) and Smoky Lake Nursery.

D. Edmonton’s Urban Forests and Urban Forestry.

E. Poplar Genetics and Management.



Substitutions may be made at any time but please advise us of change of name by email to: If you find it necessary to cancel the registration completely, please notify us by email to: immediately.

Provided written notice is received by 15 May 2017, a full refund will be given less a 10% administration charge. Provided written notice is received by 30 May, 2017, a 50% refund will be given. It is regretted for registrations cancelled after 30 May, 2017, or for no-shows at the workshop, the full fee (100% cancellation charges) will be payable. In the unlikely event that NAFEW  shall deem it necessary to cancel the workshop, all prepaid registration fees will be reimbursed.

NAFEW and the conference organizers and sponsors are not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates.


Details on NAFEW 2017 In-Conference Field Trips Wednesday June 21, 2017

The following in-conference tours are available.  Please indicate you tour preference on your registration form (indicate first, second, third, or fourth choice).  We will try to give you your first choice, subject to availability of space.

A. Ecology and Sustainable Management of Mixedwood Forests.  This tour will visit an area near Fawcett Lake, located in the Central Mixedwood Natural Subregion, ~2 hours north of Edmonton.  We will talk about the ecology and management of forests in the area which are predominantly pure and mixed stands of trembling aspen and white spruce.  We will discuss regeneration of aspen, spruce and mixedwood stands and associated silviculture practices and we will discuss the role of fire and fire management. Sustainable forest management and forest management planning in the area will be explored. Lunch is planned for the shores of Fawcett Lake (weather permitting). Tour Leader: Phil Comeau.

B. Aspen and Bison Management in Elk Island National Park.  This tour will visit Elk Island National park one hour east of Edmonton in the heart of the Aspen Parkland Ecoregion. This park is home to free roaming herds of both plains and wood bison along with numerous other wildlife including elk, moose and deer. On this tour we will discuss the ecology and management of aspen and mixedwood forests, wetlands, bison, and recreational use. There will also be a short 4 km hike (over gentle terrain), lunch near the interpretive centre at Astotin Lake, and a bison handling demonstration with parks staff. Tour Leader: Brad Pinno.

C. Alberta Tree Improvement and Seed Centre (ATISC) and Smoky Lake Nursery. Both the ATISC and nursery are located near Smoky Lake Alberta, ~2.5 hrs northeast of Edmonton. At ATISC participants will visit the provincial seed bunker, seed research lab, and a commercial seed orchard.  Our Nursery visit will showcase commercial production of ~60 species of native shrubs used in reclamation along with millions of lodgepole pine and white spruce seedlings grown for reforestation. Lunch will be provided on-site. Tour Leaders: Simon Landhausser.

D. Edmonton’s Urban Forests and Urban Forestry. Edmonton’s urban forest contributes to quality of life for its residents and visitors.  The North Saskatchewan River valley is a significant feature of the city and contains Canada’s largest expanse of urban parkland (7400 ha and 48 km in length) and includes 22 ravines that form the fabric of the city.  The urban forest extends into the built-up city through neighbourhood parks and boulevard trees and includes one of the largest surviving populations of urban American Elm in North America. On this tour we will visit some of these areas and discuss the challenges of managing this urban forest including rewilding of park areas, forest insect and disease issues, and urban wildlife. Lunch will be provided on-site. Tour Leader: John Stadt and City of Edmonton staff.

E. Poplar Genetics and Management.  This tour will visit the research fields of Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc., located ~2.5 hrs northeast of Edmonton,  showcasing their hybrid poplar breeding program, a pure balsam poplar tree improvement program designed for use on their wider forest management area and several other exotic and native species of poplars, aspens and birch. Lunch will be provided on-site.  Tour Leader: Barb Thomas. (note – this in conference tour was added to our program on April 6).


For all tours we recommend that participants bring suitable footwear (for light hiking), and light rainwear (this is the beginning of our “rainy” season – so it can rain).

1981-2010 Climate Normals for Edmonton: Average June temperatures are 15.5C (min=9.9C, max=21.0C).  June total precipitation averages 77.5 mm.

For more climate/weather information go to:  weather info for Edmonton

Post-conference tour to Fort McMurray to learn about Oilsands activities and reclamation.  Note:  Due to limited interest this tour has been cancelled (May 26, 2017).