International Symposium on Responsible Peatland Management
and Growing Media Production
Québec City, Canada, 13-17 June, 2011
The International Peat Society, the International Society for Horticultural Science, and the Canadian Symposium Organizing Committee are honored to invite those interested in responsible peatland management and growing media production to attend this international symposium, which will be held at the Loews Le Concorde Hotel, in Québec City, Canada, in June 2011. See the Last Call for papers.
The symposium includes a Canadian National Workshop entitled Towards sustainable peatland management in Canada, organized by Dr. Michelle Garneau (Université du Québec à Montréal) and Dr. Line Rochefort (Université Laval). This workshop aims to facilitate the exchange of information, statistics and know-how on Canadian peatland management. All stakeholders interested in the responsible management of Canadian peatlands are welcome and encourage participating in the discussions.
Université Laval is the institution hosting these events.
1225, cours du Général-de-Montcalm
Québec, Québec G1R 4W6 Canada
We aim to make this symposium a green event. We encourage participants to use public transport.
The Organizing Committee would like to thank the following supporters of the symposium:
To address the increasing pressures of productivity, efficiency and responsibility, peat producers, and government agencies are embracing business models to achieve long-term viability and sustainability of the resources and products...
Field trips to peat producers, restoration sites and newly protected peatlands are planned.
Industry members and suppliers to the industry are invited to participate in a commercial exhibition hosted during the symposium. Additional exhibition space at Laval University’s Van den Hende Gardens will be available to display specific equipments during a very special BBQ evening hosted at the Gardens.
CANADIAN NATIONAL WORKSHOP
XVIII International Botanical Congress, Melbourne, Australia, July 2011