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CFPC 2013 Summer Insect/Disease/Animal Damage Field Tour – South Lake Tahoe, CA

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Admission is FREE and the public is welcome!


Where and when to meet:

The event starts at 8am at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, located on Visitor Center Rd off of Emerald Bay Rd.

The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is located approximately 3 miles north of South Lake Tahoe on the lake side of Highway 89.  The Visitor Center entrance is just past the entrance to the Tallac Historic Site and Fallen Leaf Lake Road.

Click here to view information on the Taylor Creek Visitors Center and where it is located.

DPR Credits:  Other: 6.0


Topics and stops on the tour:

We will be making stops to post-Angora Fire and new pest activity at Taylor Creek Visitor Center, local Tahoe neighborhood, and Spooner State Park.

For more information:

Contact Beverly Bulaon (; 209) 532-3671 ext. 323) or Martin MacKenzie (, (209) 532-3671 ext. 242)

Webinar: Firewood and Forest Pests: The Risk of Spread by Recreationists?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

A great informational webinar on firewood and forest pests will be

available August 29, 2012 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time.

The potential for accidental, long-distance transport of invasive insects and pathogens in untreated firewood has become a topic of considerable concern in North America. The issue has been the subject of national-scale public awareness campaigns in both the U.S. and Canada, as well as similar campaigns by individual states and provinces. Currently, a majority of U.S. states have imposed restrictions on firewood movement, in some cases enforced with fines or other penalties for violations. Nevertheless, despite this attention, there has been little quantitative analysis of the risks posed by recreational movement of firewood.  This may be partially explained by a lack of data on firewood transport and utilization by campers. In this webinar, the presenter will provide some context regarding firewood and forest pests, and will also discuss what has been learned about this issue through indirect analysis of camper travel patterns rather than their actual use of firewood.


For information on this webinar put on by the southern regional extension foresty please go to this website:

CFPC 2012 Summer Insect and Disease Field Tour – Warner Mountains

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

  California Forest Pest Council Summer

Insect and Disease Field Tour

Warner Mountains, Modoc National Forest


 Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The tour will feature the current mountain pine beetle outbreak in lodgepole and whitebark pine with an emphasis on mountain pine beetle biology, individual tree protection and stand level management. Other topics include the effects of thinning on fir engraver beetle caused tree mortality, Heterobasidion root disease in white fir, Jeffrey pine beetle outbreak dynamics and insects and diseases of aspen. CE Credits from DPR will be applied for.


Where and when to meet:

We will meet in Likely, CA at 9:00 am. From there we will travel up into the south Warner Mountains of the Modoc National Forest visiting a variety of forest types such as white fir, Jeffrey pine, mixed conifer, lodgepole and whitebark pine (if accessible). Be prepared for short hikes and inclement weather. Bring your own lunch, water, sunscreen and hardhat. We will return to Likely between 4:30 and 5:00 pm.


From the south: Take US 395 north from Susanville to Likely (85 miles; ~1.25 hours).

From the west (and north): Take CA 299 from Redding to Alturas (145 miles; ~2.75 hours). Then take US 395 south from Alturas to Likely (18 miles; ~20 minutes). Please plan to carpool as much as possible from Likely into the forest.


Hotels are available in Alturas (18 mi), Susanville (86 mi) and Burney, CA (109 mi). Early reservations are recommended.

For more information:

Contact Danny Cluck (; 530-252-6431)


RSVPs are appreciated!!

CFPC 2012 Weed Tour and Golf Tournament – July 11 & 12, 2012

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Insect, Disease, Animal Damage and Weed Committees Tour

Dates: July 11& 12

Location: Siskiyou and Shasta County Sites Based in Burney, Ca.


Transmission line herbicide treatments/Fountain fire 20 year anniversary/Lots of new herbicides for forestry/Fuel break creation and maintenance /Aerial  release with velpar ulw/ Wind farm tour/Demonstration of vegetation management using goats/Research coop cedar stock type trial/ Pine shoot borer& tip moth pheromone insecticide trial/New western pine beetle insecticide trial/Douglas fir seed orchard insect and weed management/State park himalayan blackberry control/Douglas fir sunscald & frost research trial/Mechanical site prep demo/Pre harvest site prep demo/Laws and regulations updates/ Noxious weed treatments


Detailed Agenda and Tour Stops

1ST DAY: Cal Forest Nursery will provide coffee, muffins, bagels and fruit at 7:00 AM registration. Transportation will be provided. No vehicles allowed on tour. Busses will depart on tour at 8:00 AM sharp!

2nd Day: Cal Forest Nursery will provide coffee, muffins, bagels and fruit at 7:00 AM registration. Transportation will be provided. No vehicles allowed on tour. Busses will depart on tour at 8:00 AM sharp!

Tour Registration Information:

Registration Fees:

$120.00 per person for July 11&12 field tour

$75.00 student rate per person for field tour

Tour includes transportation, lunch and beverages for both days and dinner on the evening of July 11

Registration can be made either by mail or online. There will be an extra fee to payments made online.

1) Registration by mail (Due by July 1, 2012): Mail-In Registration

2) Registration made online: Online Registration

Golf Tournament (optional)

Scheduled for July 10 at Fall River Golf Course please refer to flyer for the 12th Annual Weed Tour Golf Tournament.

CFPC Golf Tournament information


Continuing education credits for PCA, QAL, QAC & Private Applicator Certificates.

12.5 CE hours total for the tour. (2 hours of laws and regs. 1 hour of aerial & 9.5 hours of general)

Registration: Charm and Green Gables Motels, 37371 Main St. Burney, Ca. 96013


Tour Base Motel                                                            Across Main Street from Charm
Green Gables and Charm Motels                               Shasta Pines Motel
37371 Main St. Burney, Ca. 96013                             Main St. Burney, Ca. 96013
530-335-3300                                                                 530-335-2201

Tell them you are with the Weed Tour to receive group rate!


Mark Gray, Sierra Pacific Industries, Redding Ca.

Office: 530-378-8178

Cell: 530-949-7124



2010 Insect, Disease, Animal Damage, & Weed Committees Tour and Golf Tournament

Friday, May 21st, 2010

2010 Insect, Disease, Animal Damage, & Weed Committees Tour and Golf Tournament

This year we are combining the Insect, Disease, Animal Damage and the Weed tours for one extraordinary tour. There will be many things to see and learn from this tour!

Registration information please click on the links below:

Golf Tournament Date: July 20th

Field Tour Dates: July 21st and 22nd

To Register online, please click on the link below and you will be directed to Eventbrite payments page:

DPR Credit Hours for the tour

Dates:                7/21/10
Event Title:         California Forest Pest Council  Summer Field Tour – Day 1
Location:            Auburn, CA
CEU Breakdown:   Other – 3

Dates:                7/22/10
Event Title:         California Forest Pest Council  Summer Field Tour – Day 2
Location:            Auburn, CA
CEU Breakdown:   Laws – 1.0; Other – 4.5

2009 Weed Tour Photos and Continuing Education Credits

Friday, July 31st, 2009

To view the photos at full size, click on the link below

2009 Weed Tour Photos

Continuing Education Credits

California DPR

3.5 hours (all “other”)

4.5 hours  (.5 laws and regs, .5 aerial, and 3.5 other)

4.5 hours Category 1-CF

3.5 hours Category 1-CF

4 hours

4 hours

4 credits

4 credits

2009 Forest Insect and Disease Field Tour

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The 2009 CFPC Insect and Disease Field Trip will be held Wednesday, July 29, on the Descanso Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest.

CFPC Insect and Disease Trip Announcement and Hotel Information

Please Save the Date!
The field trip will prominantly feature the goldspotted oak borer, newly discovered in 2008 in Southern California, believed exotic, and associated with high mortality.
Also other pests and pathogens of our southernmost forested lands.

Topics for field discussion identified so far:

1)  Goldspotted Oak Borer: symptoms, damage, hosts

2)  Impacts the mortality has had and may have on the Cleveland NF

3)  Trapping studies : when and how far does GSOB move

4)  Do drought stress and diseases play roles in GSOB attack and mortality

5)  GSOB Firewood, trunk, and chip movement and utilization issues: solarization tests of firewood

6)  Other insects affecting oak twigs, leaves, bole

7)  History and ecology of oak stands in area / Oak management
8)  Regeneration of forests after recent fires

9)  California Flatheaded Borer damage in Jeffrey Pine

10) Annosus root disease in Jeffrey Pine

11) Leafy and  Dwarf mistletoes

2009 Weed Committee Field Tour and Golf Tournament

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

July 15th and July 16th

Field Tour Registration Form

Golf Tournament Registration Form

2008 Weed Tour

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

The 2008 Weed Tour is tentatively set for July 16-17 in the Eureka area.

2008 Weed Committee Field Tour and Golf Tournament

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

July 16th and July 17th

Field Tour Registration Form

July 15, 2008

Golf Tournament Registration Form