Archive for January, 2013

2012 California Forest Pest Council 61st Annual Meeting – Presentations now Available!

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

The Abstracts and Power Points for the speakers are now available!

To view the abstracts click on the CPFC 2012 Book of Abstracts link

Abstracts – CPFC 2012 Book of Abstracts


Click on the title of the talk to bring up a .PDF version of the Power Point presentation in another window.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

12:00 – 12:45 pm  Registration

12:45 – 12:50  Welcome – Bob Rynearson, California Forest Pest Council Chairperson;  W. M. Beaty and Associates

12:50 – 1:05  2012 Forest Conditions and Aerial Survey Report – Tom Smith, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Zachary Heath, USDA Forest Service

1:05 – 2:30  Insect Committee Meeting

Moderator:  Danny Cluck, Committee Chairperson; USDA Forest Service

Development of Novel Semiochemical Tools to Protect Trees from Bark Beetle Attack – Chris Fettig, USDAForest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station

Ecological Assessment of Jeffrey Pine Beetle-Caused Mortality from 1991-1996 near Spooner Junction, Lake Tahoe Basin – Joel Egan, Entomologist

Update on Invasive Pests from US Customs and Border Protection – Lisa Krekorian, US Customs and Border Protection

Insect Committee Business Meeting – Danny Cluck

2:30 – 2:45 BREAK

2:45 – 4:15  Disease Committee Meeting

Moderator:  Patricia Maloney, Committee Secretary; UC Davis

Tree Diseases in Southern California – James Downer, UC Cooperative Extension, Ventura County

Forest Health and Mortality Trends Across Elevation Zones in the Lake Tahoe Basin – Camille Jensen, UC Davis and Tahoe Environmental Research Center

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Colonization of Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in Response to Canopy Gap Restoration – Robert York, UC Berkeley

Forest Health and Mortality Trends Across Elevation Zones in the Lake Tahoe Basin– Margaret Metz, UC Davis

Disease Committee Business Meeting – Tom Smith, Committee Chairperson; Cal Fire

4:15 – 4:30  BREAK

4:30 – 5:30  Pesticide Laws and Regulations

Moderator:  George Gentry, California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection

Laws and Regulations – Are You Ready for Your Final? – David Bakke, USDAForest Service

5:30 – 6:30  Poster Session and Social

Thursday, November 8, 2012

8:00 – 8:30 am  Registration (coffee, tea)

8:30 – 8:35  Welcome – Bob Rynearson, CaliforniaForestPest Council Chairperson; W. M. Beaty and Associates

8:35 – 10:10  New and Noteworthy Moderator:  Phil Cannon, USDAForest Service

Update of the Huanglongbing Situation in California – Tim Tidwell, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Fusarium Dieback and the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer: An Invasive Disease/Pest Complex Threatening Agricultural and Natural Landscapes in California – Akif Eskalen, UC Riverside

Epic Devils Windstorm and Forest Blowdown in the Middle Fork of San Joaquin River Valley –  Deanna Dulen, National Park Service

Forest Health Survey of Northeastern California Aspen – Danny Cluck, USDA FS

jack marshall Interesting New Leaf Spot and Canker Pathogens on Native and Non-Native Hosts in California –  Suzanne Rooney-Latham, California Department of Food and Agriculture

2012 Update of Balsam Woolly Adelgid, Adelges piceae, in Northwest California – Jack Marshall, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

10:10 – 10:30  BREAK

10:30 – 11:20  New and Noteworthy, continued – Sheri Smith, USDA Forest Service

California High-Risk and Dog Team Programs – Amber Morris, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Jennifer Berger and Dozer, Sacramento Agricultural Detector Dog Team

General Invasive Species iPhone® Application  – Susan Sawyer, California Department of Food and Agriculture

iPhone® Mobile Application for Citrus Disease Reporting – Larry Hawkins, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

11:20 – 12:30  Ongoing California Forest Health Issues

Moderator:  Martin MacKenzie, Council At-Large Director, USDAForest Service

Susceptibility and Induced Wound Response of Oaks to Goldspotted Oak Borer Injury – Tom Coleman, USDAForest Service

Sudden Oak Death– Matteo Garbelotto, UC Berkeley

Trends and Causes of Severity, Size, and Number of Fires in Northwestern CA – Carl Skinner, USDA FS Pacific Southwest Research Station

California Firewood Task Force ( – Don Owen, California Firewood Task Force, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH (provided)

1:00 – 1:30 CFPC Business Meeting

1:30 – 2:35  The Impact of Illegal Activities on California Forest Health, In Cooperation with the Jere Melo Foundation

Moderator:  Christopher Zimny, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Take Back Our Forests – Madeleine Melo, Jere Melo Foundation

Impacts on Natural Resources from Toxicants Associated with Illegal Marijuana Cultivation on our Public and Tribal Lands – Mourad Gabriel, UC Davis

Cannabis: Impacts and Eradication on the Stanislaus National Forest – Jay Power, retired, Stanislaus National Forest

2:35 – 3:00  BREAK

 3:00 – 3:40  Managing Forest Pathogens, Insects, and Weeds During Complex Construction Projects

Moderator:  Susan Frankel, Council At-Large Director, USDAForest Service

Forest Health Issues During Land Development – Jim Clark, HortScience, Inc.

Managing Invasive Species While Rebuilding the Historic Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System – Ellen Natesan, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

3:40 – 4:45  Forest Issues Related to Vertebrate Management

Moderator:  Greg Giusti, Animal Damage Chair, UCCE Lake County

Barred Owl Control to Try and Help Northern Spotted Owl? – James ‘JB’ Bond, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Anticoagulant Rodenticides: Secondary Poisoning of Wildlife in California – Stella McMillin, California Department of Fish and Game

Porcupines: An Increasingly Rare Sight in California Mid-Elevation Mixed ConiferForests, and the Possible Consequences for the Conservation of Pacific Fishers – Rick Sweitzer, UC Berkeley