2017 Annual Meeting and Symposium

October 3-5, 2017 at the Prestige Hotel and Convention Centre, Vernon, British Columbia

The symposium will focus on collaborative approaches to managing a complex landscape: the plateau east of the Okanagan Valley which supplies drinking and irrigation water, supports timber, recreation, wildlife and grazing activities all in close proximity to the urban areas of the Okanagan.

The B.C. Chapter invites you to join us for what will be an interesting, inspiring and insightful time. We hope to incorporate a little fun and friendship into our professional development setting.


Tuesday October 3rd,  Prestige Hotel  
  • 1:00 pm, Aberdeen Room
PNW Board of Directors meeting
  • 3:00 pm, Convention Centre Foyer
  • 7:00 pm, Okanagan Room
Casual Mixer
Wednesday October 4th,  Prestige Hotel Ballroom (Ellison, O’Keefe and Vernon Salons)
  • 8:00 am
PNW Section Annual Meeting

Symposium-Using Cooperation and Innovation to Manage Complex Landscapes 

  • 09:30
Overview and context (tenures, mandates and interests)
  • 10:30
  • 11:00 am-4:30 pm
Challenges, strategies and approaches
11:00 Timber Industry
11:30 Water purveyor
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 pm Riparian Management (debris research)
1:30 Forage Supply Review
2:00 Break
2:40 Silvopasture (a collaborative research project)
4:00 View the posters
4:30 pm It’s a wrap!
  • 6:00 pm
Meet and Greet, silent auction setup
  • 7:00 pm
  • 8:00 pm
Awards and more
Thursday October 5th, Tour (departs north end Prestige Hotel)
  • 7:15 am
Load bus
  • 7:30
Bus departs
  • 8:30
Debris management research site
  • 10:00
Silvopasture site
  • 12 noon
Lunch provided on site
  • 2:00 pm
Bus returns to Prestige Hotel


The Prestige Hotel is holding rooms at $100.00 per day (plus taxes at 15%) for a standard room double occupancy. For different rooms, ask when you book. To ensure you get this group rate please state that you are attending the Society for Range Management Meeting, group id. 3798. September 16th deadline for held rooms and discounted rate. 

Contact information for the Prestige is:

Phone: 250-558-5991

Fax: 250-558-5996

Address: 4411 – 32nd Street, Vernon BC V1T 9G8


Driving directions: the Prestige is on the east side of Hwy 97 on the north side of Vernon. Turning in can be tricky. Coming north get in the right lane and turn prior to the buildings.  If you miss that you have one more chance just past the buildings, but it is a hard right turn.  Coming south on Hwy 97 there is a left turn lane just prior to the buildings. Map.


 Early registration is appreciated as it aids in our planning for meals, etc.  CDN $  US $
Full Meeting-includes social snacks, session refreshments, lunch & dinner on Wednesday Oct 4 and field trip & lunch on Thursday Oct 5. 145 115
Oct 5 field only (includes lunch) 50 40
Extra Banquet  ticket (no host bar) 50 40

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