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What we do

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Our Activities

Working Groups

The PWCC establishes working groups to address specific issues and challenges relating to all aspects of poplar and willow management.  Our working groups are currently focused on genetics and breeding, and pesticides.  The groups interact regularly and lobby for positive changes within the poplar and willow industry.

Genetics and Breeding Working Group

Pesticides Working Group

Environmental Services Working Group

Meetings

The PWCC organizes an Annual General Meeting which includes informative technical and field sessions.  It is a great chance for members to meet with each other and learn about the most current trends in poplar and willow culture.  The meeting is held in a different location each year, so members can see what is happening with poplar and willow across Canada.

2014 PCC Annual Meeting in Vancouver

2013 PCC Annual Meeting in Prince Edward Island

2012 PCC Annual Meeting in Quebec

2011 PCC Annual Meeting and Conference in Alberta

Newsletter

The PWCC publishes a newsletter for members once or twice a year.  The content for the newsletter is member-driven.  It provides useful information about what members are working on, what accomplishments the working groups have made, special research notes, member profiles, general interest articles, news about available PWCC resources, updates on past events and announcements of future events and activities.  The newsletter is sent out electronically and is available for download from our website.

Newsletter Spring 2014 issue (English)

Newsletter Winter 2013 issue (English)

Newsletter supplement Fall 2012 - Student highlights

Website

The PWCC maintains this website with information for and about members, a database of poplar and willow clones in Canada (coming soon), and news about upcoming events.  Visitors can also access meeting notices, a photo gallery, special publications and annual reports, as well as current and past issues of the newsletter.

The website was redesigned in 2012. More information.

International

The PWCC represents Canada on the International Poplar Commission which serves as an international forum for discussing issues relating to poplars and willows.  It brings together 39 member poplar councils and commissions from around the world.  We also have strong linkages to and periodically co-host meetings with our colleagues in the United States.  This includes the Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group and the Poplar Council of the United States.