Archive for August, 2015

Hazardous Fuels Treatment Demo Project – Multiple Demonstration Dates

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

 Hazardous Fuels Reduction Demonstrations in Central and Southern California



The USDA Forest Service, in conjunction with the University of California Center for Forestry, TSS Consultants and other partners, is sponsoring a series of hazardous fuels reduction demonstrations (demos) at strategic locations in central and southern California. Demos are one week in duration at each location (three locations total) and will include a demo day (Friday of each week) for guests to view operations first hand. The primary purpose of the demos is to raise awareness about different hazardous fuels treatment alternatives and provide key stakeholders with up-to-date information regarding resource impacts, efficiencies and cost of fuels treatment equipment and techniques. Both conventional and innovative equipment and techniques will be deployed and resource professionals will be on site to answer questions. Vendors that will be showcasing their equipment include Caterpillar, FAE – Prime Tech, Fecon, John Deere, Kaiser, Morbark, and Takeuchi. For a complete list of equipment go to the HFRD webpage: Once completed, results of the demos will be summarized and disseminated.


Demo Day – Where & When

  • Shaver Lake, CA (high elevation Sierra Nevada mixed conifer) – October 9, 2015
  • Big Bear Lake, CA (high elevation San Bernardino mixed conifer) – October 16, 2015
  • Santa Rosa Indian Reservation, Mountain Center, CA (mid elevation chaparral) – November 20, 2015


Who Should Attend

Target audiences include fire agencies, natural resource managers, fuels treatment contractors, electric utilities, water conservation districts, homeowner associations, fire safe councils, resource conservation districts, tribal staff, county and city planning departments, elected officials, and any others interested in fire safe practices.


How to Register

Additional information, including demo locations and an online registration form, can be accessed using this link:  Alternatively, the attached registration form can be used and returned via USPS. However, online registration is preferred.   Please register early (no later than October 1) as space will be limited.
Mail in registration – click here.



There is no cost to attend the demos.


What to Bring

  • Field clothes including long-sleeved shirt, pants, hiking boots
  • Sunscreen, water, lunch
  • Safety gear such as hard hats and goggles (these will be provided if you do not have them)



Tad Mason, TSS Consultants, 916.600.4174

Peter Tittmann, UC Center for Forestry, 510.665.3518

Larry Swan, Region 5, USDA Forest Service, 707.562.8917

Ted Luckham, Southern California Edison, 626.302.1752


Project Partners

  • USDA Forest Service
  • Southern California Edison
  • University of California Center for Forestry
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • The Watershed Research and Training Center
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • California Forestry Association

Registration Open!! – California Forest Pest Council Annual Meeting – November 4 & 5th, 2015

Thursday, August 13th, 2015


 November 4 & 5, 2015

USDA Forest Service, Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center

3237 Peacekeeper Way McClellan, CA 95652 


The agenda for this year’s meeting is now available: Agenda


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

11:30 – 12:30  Registration

12:30 – 12:35  Welcome

12:35 – 12:45  2015 Forest Conditions and Aerial Survey Report

12:45 – 1:50    Insect Committee Meeting

 1:50 – 2:10    BREAK

2:10 – 3:50     Disease Committee Meeting

3:50 – 4:00     BREAK

4:00 – 4:30     Utilization of Wood from Millions of Dead and Dying Trees, Special Session

4:30 – 5:30     Pesticide Laws and Regulations

\5:30 – 6:30    Poster Session and Social 


Thursday, November 5, 2015

7:00 – 8:00       Registration

8:00 – 8:10       Welcome

8:10 – 9:25       Updates on California Forest Pests

9:25 – 9:45       BREAK

9:45 -11:00       Drought: Monitoring, Ecology, and Impact

11:00 – 12:30   Forest Health Impact over Time

12:30 – 1:30     LUNCH (provided)

1:30 – 2:00      CFPC Business Meeting

2:00 – 3:30      Carbon Sequestration

3:30 – 3:45      BREAK

3:45 – 5:00      Wildlife Session




To register online please click the link:  Online Registration

Early Bird Registration dates are from: 9/15- 10/6

Standard Registration dates are from:  10/7 – 10/30

After 10/30, Registration must be paid in person at the meeting by cash, check or credit card

– Standard Registration for both days is $130
– Standard Registration for one day is $70


Invitation to Students:

The CFPC encourages students to participate in the annual meeting by presenting a poster or a talk. 


Don Dahlsten Memorial Fund:  The council is providing travel grants for those that apply and

qualify. If interested please click here for details.


Poster Session Information: Click here for details.


Meeting Location:

US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center

3237 Peacekeeper Way McClellan, CA 95652

Hamm and Loop Rooms



Driving Directions


Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center Map – Please enter through the

“Main Training Center Entrance” door noted on this map.


Hotel Accommodations:

Lions Gate Hotel – 3410 Westover Street,  McClellan, California, 95652

Overnight accommodations are available at the Lions Gate Hotel (  Guests will receive a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, high speed Internet and complimentary parking. You can book online by clicking the link below:

Lions Gate Hotel Reservations for CA Forest Pest Council – November 2015

Reservation rates are $95 first come first serve. Please call 916-643-6222, select 1 for reservations, and mention group code CFPC15 to receive the $95 rate. The last day to receive this rate is October 13, 2015.



DPR CEU’s:  Day 1: Laws and Regs – 1.0, Other – 2.0;  Day 2: Other 5.50

SAF CEU’s: This program has been reviewed and is approved for professional CFE credits
by the Society of American Foresters –
Category 1-CF: 10


The CFPC promotes education concerning forest pests and forest health, and advises the California

Board of Forestry and Fire Protection on forest health protection.  It is a 501(3)c organization.