2016 California Forest Pest Council Annual Meeting Presentations – Now Available!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Registration

12:30 – 12:35 Welcome – Bob Rynearson, California Forest Pest Council (CFPC) Chairperson; M. Beaty and Associates, Inc.

12:35 – 12:45 Aerial Survey Pest Conditions Highlights – Jeff Moore, USDA Forest Service (FS)

12:45 – 1:05 Update on Invasive Plants in California – Doug Johnson, CA Invasive Plant Council

1:05 – 2:40 Insect Committee Meeting

Moderator: Steve McKelvey, Insect Committee Chairperson; Foothill Tree Service

1:05 – 1:22 Pine Bark Beetle Impacts and Management in the Southwestern United States – Richard Hofstetter, Northern Arizona University

1:22 – 1:39  Goldspotted Oak Borer Update – Andrea Hefty, USDA FS

1:39 – 1:56 Fusarium Dieback: Host Range, Biology, and Control Strategies in Native Vegetation in Southern California – Akif Eskalen, CFPC At-Large Director; UC Riverside

1:56 – 2:11 Impacts to Federally Listed and Other Species Related to Tree Mortality in Riparian Areas Caused by Shot Hole Borers – Patrick Gower, US Fish and Wildlife Service

2:11 – 2:30 Group Discussion

2:30 – 2:40 Insect Committee Business Meeting – Steve McKelvey

2:40 – 2:50 BREAK

2:50 – 4:00 Disease Committee Meeting

Moderator: Patricia Maloney, Committee Secretary; UC Davis Plant Pathology Department

2:50 – 3:10  More on Tubakia Species on Oak and Cylindrocarpon Species on Bay – Cheryl Blomquist, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

3:10 – 3:30 Unusual Canker and Bluestain Fungi: New to the North Coast, or Just New to Us? – Chris Lee, CFPC At-Large Director; California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CAL FIRE)

3:30 – 3:50 Pitch Canker in Bishop Pine: A Tale of Two Populations – Tom Gordon, UC Davis

3:50 – 4:00 Disease Committee Business Meeting – Tom Smith, Disease Committee Chairperson; CAL FIRE

4:00 – 4:15 BREAK

 4:15 – 5:15 Pesticide Laws and Regulations

Moderator: Scott Carnegie, CFPC Vice Chairperson; W. M. Beaty and Associates, Inc.

4:15 – 5:15 Pesticide Laws and Regulations Update, Test Questions and Answers– David Bakke, USDA FS

5:15 – 6:30 Poster Session and Social

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

7:00 – 8:00 am Registration

8:00 – 8:10 Welcome – Bob Rynearson, CFPC Chairperson; W. M. Beaty and Associates, Inc.

 8:10 – 10:10 Responding to Tree Mortality in the Sierras

Moderator: Matt Dias, California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection

8:10 – 9:22  California’s Response to Accelerated Tree Mortality in the Sierras – Gabe Schultz and Rick Carr, California Tree Mortality Task Force; CAL FIRE

9:22 – 9:42  U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region’s Response to Elevated Tree Mortality– Chris Fischer, USDA FS

9:42 – 10:10 Discussion

10:10 – 10:30 BREAK

10:30 – 11:45 Responding to Tree Mortality in the Sierras, cont.

Moderator: Helge Eng, CAL FIRE

10:30 – 10:57 The Recent Wave of Tree Mortality in the Sierras: Causes, Consequences, and Comparisons with Similar Events in Western Forests – Leif Mortenson, CFPC Insect Committee Secretary; USDA FS PSW Research Station

10:57 – 11:22  An Overview of Drought Impacts on Whole Tree Physiology, Morbidity, and Death– Steve Voelker, Utah State University

11:22 – 11:45 Discussion

11:45 – 12:45 LUNCH (provided)

 12:45 – 1:15 CFPC Business Meeting  – Bob Rynearson

1:15 – 3:05 Management Response/Implementation Panel

Moderator: Sheri Smith, USDA FS

1:15 – 1:37  Tuolumne County Response – Mike Albrecht, Sierra Resource Management; Tuolumne County Tree Mortality Task Force

1:37 – 1:59  Pacific Gas and Electric Company 2016 Drought and Bark Beetle Emergency Response– Kamran Rasheed, PG&E

1:59 – 2:21 Managing Tree Mortality Adjacent to California’s Roadways – Darold Heikens, Caltrans Division of Maintenance

2:21 – 2:41 Status and Trends of Industry Infrastructure and Markets to Utilize California Tree Mortality – Larry Swan, USDA FS

2:41 – 3:05 Group Discussion

3:05 – 3:15 BREAK

3:15 – 4:30 Wildlife

Moderator: Greg Giusti, UC Cooperative Extension, Lake/Mendocino Counties

3:15 – 3:40 Emerging Mega-Disturbances in California’s Sierra Nevada: Burning Questions about Spotted Owls and Fire– Gavin Jones, University of Wisconsin-Madison

3:40 – 4:10 Lyme Disease in Dense Forests: Transmission Cycles and Risk Factors – Robert Lane, UC Berkeley, Emeritus

4:10 – 4:30 Ground and Tree Squirrels – A Tale of Two Tails – Greg Giusti, UCCE Lake/Mendocino Counties

4:30 ADJOURN

 

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