Archive for February, 2010

2009 CFPC Annual Meeting Powerpoint Presentations

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

58th Annual Meeting of the California Forest Pest Council – 2009

What’s Ailing California’s Forests?

November 17 -18, 2009

Heidrick Ag History Center http://www.aghistory.org/

1962 Hays Lane, Woodland, CA 95776

530-666-9700

Meeting Overview: An update of new and ongoing forest health issues in California’s forests will be presented and discussed.  Highlights include updates on the goldspotted oak borer, thousand cankers on walnut, and a “Firewood:  A risk to California Forest Health?” panel.  There will also be a poster session, social, and diagnostic “show and tell” with forest entomologists and plant pathologists.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

9:00     Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:45     Welcome – Chairperson Rynearson, Audio

10:00 – 11:15  Insect Committee Meeting, Forest Insects in California
Moderator:  Beverly Bulaon, Insect Committee Chairperson

A Century of Jeffrey Pine Beetle-Caused Mortality in Southern Lake Tahoe (1912-2009) Joel Egan, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide ShowAudio

Evaluation of Multiple Funnel Traps and Stand Characteristics for Estimating Western Pine Beetle-Caused Tree Mortality Christopher J. Hayes, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.  Slide Show, Audio

Managing Slash to Minimize Colonization of Residual Trees by Ips and Other Bark Beetle Species Christopher J. Fettig, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.  Slide Show, Audio

Verbenone-Plus: A New Tool for Protecting Trees from Bark Beetle Attack Stephen R. McKelvey, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.  Slide ShowAudio

Insect Committee Business – Committee Chairperson Bulaon, Audio

11:15 – 11:45  Laws and Regulations
Moderator:  Don Owen, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

California’s Enforcement Response Regulations – Scott Johnson, Wilbur-Ellis Company.  Slide ShowAudio

LUNCH PROVIDED     12:00

1:00 – 3:10  Disease Committee Meeting – Forest Diseases in California
Moderator:  Paul Zambino, Disease Committee Chairperson

New Wood Decay Diagnostics Program – Matteo Garbelotto, UC Berkeley.  Slide Show

An Introduction to the National Ornamental Research Nursery at Dominican University Cheryl Blomquist, CA Department of Food and Agriculture.  Slide Show, Audio

Climbing the Disease Curve – Seasonal Variation in Phytophthora lateralis Sporeload in Southwest Oregon Watersheds – Frank Betlejewski, USDA Forest Service, Southwest Oregon Forest Insect and Disease Service Center.  Slide ShowAudio

Spatial and Ecological Analysis of Red Fir Decline in California Using FIA Data, Leif A. Mortenson, Oregon State University.   Slide Show, Audio

Sudden Oak Death in Redwood Forests: Vegetation Dynamics in the Wake of Tanoak Decline – Benjamin Ramage, UC Berkeley.  Slide Show

Mortality of Douglas-Fir at the Southern Limit of its Range, Martin MacKenzie, USDA Forest Service.  Slide Show, Audio

Effects of De-Icing Salts on Roadside Trees in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Isabel Munck, University of Nevada

Disease Committee Business – Committee Chairperson Zambino, Audio

3:10 – 4:30 Poster Session, “Stump the Experts,” and Social

What’s wrong with my tree?  Stump the Experts II

Forest entomologists and plant pathologists will be available to diagnose specimens.  Participants are encouraged to bring samples and pictures of tree damage for examination.  (Please carefully safeguard specimens so pests are not introduced to Woodland or points along the way.)

ADJOURN     4: 30 pm

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

7:45     Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45     Welcome – Chairperson Rynearson, Audio

9:00 – 10:00  What’s Ailing California’s Forests?
Moderator:  Chairperson Rynearson

2009  California Forest Pest Conditions Overview: An Aerial View of Forest Pest Activity, Zachary Heath, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide Show, Audio

New Snags for Forest Health from the Goldspotted Oak Borer in Southern California, Tom Coleman, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide Show, Audio

Thousand Cankers:  Status in California, Janine Hasey, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension.  Slide Show, Audio

Light Brown Apple Moth: Current Conditions and Activities in California, Bob Dowell, CA Department of Food and Agriculture.  Slide Show, Audio

BREAK     10:00  – 10:30

10:30 – 12:00   What’s Ailing California’s Forests?, continued
Moderator:  Vice-Chairperson Morrison

Sudden Oak Death: What’s new? – Kamyar Aram, UC Davis.  Slide Show, Audio

Palm Wilt and Other Diseases Affecting Phoenix Species in California, Suzanne Latham, CA Department of Food and Agriculture.  Slide ShowAudio

Black Oak Leaf Miner Species Determination. Eriocraniella aurosparsella (Walsingham) – Danny Cluck, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide Show, Audio

Current Fir Mortality in California: An Overview, Beverly Bulaon, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide ShowAudio

News from the Diagnostician’s Desk, Cheryl Blomquist, CA Department of Food and Agriculture.  Slide Show, Audio

California’s New Invasive Species Council – Doug Johnson, CA Invasive Plant Council.  Slide Show, Audio

LUNCH PROVIDED     12:00

1:00 – 1:30  CFPC 2009 Business Meeting and Elections
Chairperson Rynearson  Slide Show

1:30 – 2:45  Firewood: A Risk to California Forest Health?
Moderator:  Martin MacKenzie, USDA Forest Service

Introduction – Martin MacKenzie

Insects Detected in Firewood, Roger Cline, CA Department of Food and Agriculture, Border Protection Stations.  Slide Show, Audio

Firewood Movement: A Probable Introduction Pathway for One of California’s Newest Pests – Tom Coleman, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide Show, Audio

Current Firewood Regulations in California, Dorthea Zadig, CA Department of Food and Agriculture.  Slide Show

Progress Towards a Federal Firewood Strategy, Helene Wright, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service.  Slide Show

Best Management Practices to Prevent Movement of Insects and Pathogens on Firewood Gary Man, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide Show, Audio

Discussion – Led by Martin MacKenzie, Audio

BREAK     2:45 – 3:00

3:00 – 3:45  Aspen and Alder Issues
Moderator:  Julie Lydick, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Pacific Southwest Region

A Review of Aspen Decline with a Focus on California, Toni Lyn Morelli, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.  Slide Show, Audio

Phytophthora siskiyouensis on Alders in Southern California: An Update, Michael D. Coffey, UC Riverside and Deborah Mathews, UC Riverside.  Slide Show

3:45 – 4:30  Invited Papers – Other Forest Health Challenges
Moderator:  Tom Smith, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

An Ecosystem Management Strategy for Sierran Mixed-Conifer Forests, Malcolm North, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Sierra Nevada Research Center.  Slide Show, Audio

The Boomerang Project:  An Invasive Bark Beetle and its Fungal Hitch-Hikers, Nancy Gillette, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.  Slide Show, Audio

Effect of Site and Silvicultural Treatment on Insect Pests and Diseases of Young Ponderosa Pine – Danny Norlander and Dave Shaw, Oregon State University.  Slide Show, Audio

Adjourn 4:30PM