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CFPC 2020 Annual Meeting Power Point Presentations

Friday, November 20th, 2020

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Video recording of presentations on November 18th – Click Here

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1:00 – 2:00 PM – Insect Committee Meeting

Moderator: Michael Jones, University of California Cooperative Extension Mendocino/Lake/Sonoma

1:00        Mediterranean Oak Borer (MOB): distribution, hosts, symptoms of attack, and life history as an invasive – Curtis Ewing, CALFIRE

1:20        Insect diversity over 36 years at a protected Sierra Nevada site – Jay Rosenheim, UC Davis

1:40        Working with nematodes to understand beech leaf disease– Sharon Reed, Ontario Forest Research Institute

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2:00 – 3:00 PM – Disease Committee Meeting

Moderator: Tom Smith, Cal Fire

2:00        Research update on Mediterranean Oak Borer in California – Akif Eskalen, UC Davis

2:10        Ganoderma diversity in California – Daisy Hernandez, UC Davis

2:20       The forest microbiome and forest health – Mee-Sook Kim, USDA Forest Service, Pacific
Northwest Research Station

2:40        New observations of So Cal forest pathology – Charlie Barnes, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Southern California Shared Service Area

2:50        New observations of Nor Cal forest pathology – Ashley Hawkins, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northern California Shared Service Area

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3:00 – 4:00 PM – Pesticide Laws and Regulations

Moderator: Kim Corella, Cal Fire

3:00        Relative toxicity of herbicides and a comparison with mowing – Rick Miller, Corteva Agriscience

3:30        Pre-emergent herbicides and invasive plants– Stacey Clark, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

4:00 PM Adjourn for the day

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Video recording of presentations on November 19th – Click Here

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1:00 – 2:00 PM – 2020 in Review

Moderator: Bob Rynearson, W.M. Beaty and Associates

1:00        Statewide forest health monitoring 2020 – Beverly Bulaon, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, South Sierra Shared Service Area

1:05        Update: Invasive shot hole borers-Fusarium dieback – Randall Oliver, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

1:15        Goldspotted oak borer and Sudden oak death updates – Kim Corella/Chris Lee, CALFIRE

1:25        Invasive weeds update – Tom Smith, CALFIRE/Doug Johnson, California Invasive Plant Council

1:35       Maple leaf scorch update – Bill Woodruff, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northeastern California Shared Service Area

1:40        2020 California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Plant Disease Report – Suzanne Latham/Cheryl Blomquist, CDFA

1:50        CFPC Business Meeting – Bob Rynearson, W.M. Beaty & Associates Inc.

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2:00 – 3:00 PM – Panel: The status of true fir species in California

Moderator: Chris Lee, Cal Fire

2:00        Coastal grand fir – Michael Jones, UC Cooperative Extension, Forestry Advisor, Mendocino, Lake
and Sonoma Counties

2:10        White and red fir in eastern California – Danny Cluck /Bill Woodruff, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northeastern California Shared Service Area  

2:20        Rare firs of the Klamath Mountains– Michael Kauffman, California Native Plant Society Vegetation Program

2:30        Do forest restoration treatments mediate drought-induced mortality in true firs in the Sierra Nevada?– Marc Meyer, USDA Forest Service, Region 5

2:40        An evaluation of Heterobasidion control and long-term monitoring/management in mixed conifer forests of California – Adrian Poloni, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

2:50        Post-drought demographics of select true fir species in northern California– Sophia Lemmo, Humboldt State University

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3:00 – 3:55 PM – Assorted Topics

Moderator: Scott Carnegie, W.M. Beaty and Associates

3:00        Alameda County acacia die-off: an update and 2020 California forest health research highlights – Susan Frankel, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

3:15        A New Planting Palette for Sierra Meadows – Marian Vernon, Point Blue Conservation Science

3:30        Preventing new forest pest invasions with Tree-Smart Trade– Gary Lovett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

3:55 – 4:00 PM – Wrap-up and Adjourn

CFPC 69th Annual Meetings Virtual Poster Session

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

To view a larger size of the poster, click on the link on the bottom of each poster.

2020 California Forest Pest Council 69th Annual Meeting Online

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Date: November 18th & 19th – 1-4 PM each day

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Registration: Free

Here are the links for each day of the meeting. You will need to click on each day to register for the meeting and then you will be provided with your log in information.

California Forest Pest Council Meeting on Nov 18, 2020 1:00 PM
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6773167959847356684

California Forest Pest Council Meeting  on Nov 19, 2020 1:00 PM https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4544060966649056780

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Kudoboard

We are also very excited to present Kudoboard. This is a website that allows people to leave messages about a specific topic or event. We have created a board for the California Forest Pest Council. We would really appreciate it if you could click the link below and leave a short comment or message on “What does the California Forest Pest Council mean to you”. Your a valuable member of the CFPC and we would love to know what the CFPC means to you. https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/ABJkTiLT

We are also looking for any newspaper clippings, articles, pictures of the CFPC, etc. that you may have and would like to share. We would like to have these items to catalog the almost 70 year history of the CPFC. If you have anything you would like to share please send them to kim.corella@fire.ca.gov. Thank you for contributing anything you have.

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Poster Session

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Agenda: Final agenda .

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California Forest Health 2020: From the Field, Straight to Your Living Room!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

1:00 – 2:00 PM – Insect Committee Meeting

Moderator: Michael Jones, University of California Cooperative Extension Mendocino/Lake/Sonoma

1:00        Mediterranean Oak Borer: new findings about the insect – Curtis Ewing, CALFIRE

1:20 Insect diversity over 36 years at a protected Sierra Nevada site – Jay Rosenheim, UC Davis

1:40       Working with nematodes to understand beech leaf disease – Sharon Reed, Ontario Forest Research Institute

2:00 – 3:00 PM – Disease Committee Meeting

Moderator: Tom Smith, Cal Fire

2:00        Mediterranean Oak Borer: new findings – Akif Eskalen, UC Davis

2:15        Ganoderma diversity in California – Daisy Hernandez, UC Davis

2:25       The forest microbiome and forest health – Mee-Sook Kim, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis

2:40        New observations of So Cal forest pathology – Charlie Barnes, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Southern California Shared Service Area

2:50        New observations of Nor Cal forest pathology – Ashley Hawkins, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northern California Shared Service Area

3:00 – 4:00 PM – Pesticide Laws and Regulations

Moderator: Kim Corella, Cal Fire

3:00        Relative toxicity of herbicides and a comparison with mowing – Rick Miller, Corteva Agriscience

3:30        Pre-emergent herbicides and invasive species- Stacey Clark, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

4:00 PM Adjourn for the day


Thursday, November 19, 2020

1:00 – 2:00 PM – 2020 in Review

Moderator: Bob Rynearson, W.M. Beaty and Associates

1:00        Statewide forest health monitoring 2020 – Beverly Bulaon, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Monitoring

1:10        Update: Invasive shot hole borers-Fusarium dieback – Randall Oliver, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

1:20        Goldspotted oak borer and Sudden oak death updates – Kim Corella/Chris Lee, CALFIRE

1:25 Invasive weeds update – Tom Smith, CALFIRE/Doug Johnson, California Invasive Plant Council

1:35        Maple leaf scorch update – Bill Woodruff, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northeastern California Shared Service Area

1:40        2020 California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Plant Disease Report – Suzanne Latham and Cheryl Blomquist, CDFA

1:50        CFPC Business Meeting – Bob Rynearson, W.M. Beaty & Associates Inc.

2:00 – 3:00 PM – Panel: The status of true fir species in California

Moderator: Chris Lee, Cal Fire

2:00        Coastal grand fir – Michael Jones, UC Cooperative Extension, Forestry Advisor, Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties

2:10        White and red fir in eastern California – Danny Cluck or Bill Woodruff, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northeastern California Shared Service Area  

2:20        Rare firs of the Klamath Mountains – Michael Kauffman, Backcountry Press

2:30        Do forest restoration treatments mediate drought-induced mortality in true firs in the Sierra Nevada?- Marc Meyer, USDA Forest Service, Region 5

2:40        An evaluation of Heterobasidion control and long-term monitoring/management in mixed conifer forests of California – Adrian Poloni, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

2:50        Post-drought demographics of select true fir species in northern California– Sophia Lemmo, Humboldt State University

3:00 – 3:55 PM – Assorted Topics

Moderator: Scott Carnegie, W.M. Beaty and Associates

3:00        Alameda County acacia die-off: an update and 2020 California forest health research highlights – Susan Frankel, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

3:15        A New Planting Palette for Sierra Meadows – Marian Vernon, Point Blue Conservation Science

3:30        Preventing new forest pest invasions with Tree-Smart Trade- Gary Lovett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

3:55 – 4:00 PM – Wrap-up and Adjourn

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Continuing Education Credits

DPR
Nov. 18th – Laws and Regulations – 1, Other – 2
Nov. 19th – Other – 3

Western Chapter ISA
Coming soon

2019 California Forest Pest Council Annual Meeting Presentations

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Insect Committee Meeting

Which trees die during drought? The key role of insect host-tree selection – Adrian Das, US Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Sequoia and Kings Canyon Field Station

The role of carbon depletion in conifer physiological resistance to drought and pests – Jeffrey Lauder and Emily Moran, UC Merced– Jeffrey Lauder, University of California, Merced

Patterns of white satin moth-related aspen defoliation along Lake Tahoe’s eastern rim – Kellen Nelson and Sarah Bisbing, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Nevada-Reno

From bark beetles to defoliators in 2019: Never a dull moment in the Southern Sierras – Beverly Bulaon, US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Forest Health Protection, Sonora

Disease Committee Meeting  

The status of whitebark and foxtail pine in the southern Sierra Nevada – Jonathan Nesmith, ecologist, Sierra Nevada Network National Park Service, Inventory and Monitoring Program, Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park   

Rare fungi of CaliforniaA new field guide – Else Vellinga, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology UC Berkeley

European mistletoe in Sonoma County, California, USA, 2019 – David Shaw, Forest Ecosystems & Society, Oregon State University

Pesticide Laws and Regulations

Update on pesticide laws and regulations – Lisa Blecker, Pesticide Safety Education Program, UC Statewide IPM Program, Davis

Poster Session

Thursday, November 14, 201

2019 California Forest Health – The Year in Review

2019 Aerial detection survey California forest health update – Jeff Moore, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Forest Health Protection,

Invasive shot hole borers update – David Pegos, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Sacramento

Invasive shot hole borers update – Stacy Hishinuma, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Forest Health Protection

Goldspotted oak borer activity in Southern California – Kim Corella, CALFIRE

Sudden oak death/Phytophthora ramorum update – Chris Lee, CALFIRE,

Update on invasive plants in California – Jutta Burger, Science program director, California Invasive Plant Council

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Entomologist’s report –  Kyle Beucke, State entomologist, Kyle.Beucke@cdfa.ca.gov

2019 California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Plant Disease Lab report – CDFA, Cheryl Blomquist & Suzanne Rooney-Latham

New and Noteworthy

The detection of low levels of Pseudogymnoascus destructans, the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats, in California – Bronwyn Hogan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Scott Osborn, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

Update on a new pest-disease complex causing wilt on valley oak in California – Akif Eskalen, UC Davis, Department of Plant Pathology

Tree Mortality and Wildfire Prevention – Research and Management Updates

Report from the Governor’s California forest initiatives, Newsom’s fuel reduction plan – Helge Eng, CALFIRE, Sacramento                                              

The Tree Mortality Data Network Collaborative and current findings – Jodi Axelson, UC Cooperative Extension, Berkeley

Oak survival and regeneration: Preliminary results from the North Coast – Michael Jones, UC Cooperative Extension, Forestry Advisor, Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties

Mapping invasive shot hole borer tree mortality in the Santa Monica Mountain – Rosi Dagit, Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains

Statewide, tree-scale mortality monitoring for improved forest management – Dave Marvin and Christopher Anderson, Salo Sciences, Inc., San Francisco   

Development of Ecosystem Disturbance and Recovery Tracker (eDaRT) in High Elevation White Pine Forests – Michele Slaton, Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Bishop

Differential response of a tree-killing bark beetle to forest structure and composition across a gradient of climatic water deficit: A study with small, unhumanned aerial systems – Andrew Latimer, Professor, Plant Sciences and Faculty Director, UC Davis Natural Reserve System, UC Davis     

Disrupted Ecosystems

Reforestation for resilience in dry western U.S. forests – Malcolm North, Research Forest Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station and Affiliate Professor of Forest Ecology, UC Davis

Modeling historical range of variability and alternative management scenarios in the upper Yuba River watershed, Tahoe National Forest, California – Becky Estes, Central Sierra Province Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Placerville, California

Global pathways for forest pathogen entry into California: Phytophthora cinnamomi and the likely sources of wildland infestations in California and Mexico –  Matteo Garbelotto, Director Forest Pathology and Mycology Lab, Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley

Management to Promote Forest Health on the North Coast

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) forest health projects on the North Coast: Sudden oak death prevention and density control –  Christopher Heppe, Forester, Bureau of Land Management, Arcata, cheppe@blm.gov,

Evaluations of sanitation methods for heavy equipment in sudden oak death zones – Yana Valachovic and Brendan Twieg, UC Cooperative Extension, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties

CFPC Business Meeting (open to all)- Bob Rynearson

Register for the 68th California Forest Pest Council Annual Meeting

Monday, September 9th, 2019

Forest Health Management: Technological and Conventional Approaches


November 13, 2019

UC Davis Campus
Student Community Center Multipurpose Room
Davis, CA 95616

November 14, 2019

UC Davis Campus
Putah Creek Lodge
Davis, CA 95616


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Student Community Center Multipurpose Room

12:00 -1:00  Registration
1:00 – 1:05  Welcome
1:05 – 2:30  Insect Committee Meeting
2:30 – 3:00  Break
3:00 – 4:30  Disease Committee Meeting
4:30 – 5:30  Pesticide Laws and Regulations
5:30 – 6:30  Poster Session and Social


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Putah Creek Lodge

7:30 – 8:30     Registration
8:30 – 8:35     Welcome
8:35 -10:20     2019 California Forest Health – The Year in Review
10:40 – 12:00  New and Noteworthy
12:00 – 1:00    Lunch (provided)
1:00 – 2:30     Technological Advances to Support Forest Health Management
2:30 – 2:50     Break 
2:50 – 3:50     Disrupted Ecosystems
3:50 – 4:40     Management to Promote Forest Health on the North Coast
4:40 – 5:00     CFPC Business Meeting (open to all)
ADJOURN


For more information, see the comprehensive agenda.

Register Here

Early bird online registration ends October 13th at 11:59 pm PST.
Standard online registration is open from October 14th – November 9th at 11:30pm PST.  Online registration will end on November 9th at 11:30pm PST.
In-person registration will be available at the meeting (cash, check, and credit card will be accepted). 

Registration Rates:
Early Bird Registration  – 1 day   – $ 90.00
Early Bird Registration  – 2 days – $140.00
Standard Registration   – 1 day   – $120.00
Standard Registration   – 2 days – $170.00
Retiree Registration      – 1 day   – $ 60.00
Retiree Registration      – 2 days – $120.00
Student Registration     – 1 day   – $ 50.00
Student Registration     – 2 days – $ 75.00

Location:

November 13th

Student Community Center located on UC Davis Campus on the corner of Hutchison Dr. and California Ave.

Parking is $9/day and the easiest and closest parking is located at the Pavilion parking lot (also known as West Entry Parking Structure) and Lot 40. These parking lots are a 5 minute walk to the meeting location at the Student Community Center.

The visitor parking pass purchase stations are noted on the map at each parking location.

UC Davis Parking Map

November 14th

The Putah Creek Lodge is located off of Garrod Dr.

Parking is $10/day and permits may be purchased from the yellow ticket dispenser in the parking lot. The dispensers will accept quarters, $1 bills, $5 bills, Visa, MasterCard credit cards.

https://oem.ucdavis.edu/venues/pcl

Putah Creek Lodge Location

Invitation to Students:

The CFPC encourages students to participate in the annual meeting by presenting a poster.  For more information, please see poster details.

Don Dahlsten Memorial Fund: Students attend for free! The CFPC Council provides some travel grants for students that apply and qualify. For more information, contact Kim Corella at kim.corella@fire.ca.gov or (805) 550-8583.

Poster Session Information:

Consider presenting a poster at this year’s meeting.  For more information, please see poster details. For more information, contact Leif Mortenson at leif.mortenson@usda.gov or (530) 295-3032 .


CEUs:

DPR CEU’s: have been applied for, details will be posted as soon as we receive the information.

SAF CEU’s:
have been applied for, details will be posted as soon as we receive the information.

ISA CEU’s: have been applied for, details will be posted as soon as we receive the information.

Arborist CEU’s – have been applied for, details will be posted as soon as we receive the information.

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.

Invasive Shot Hole Borer (ISHB)

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Brief Summary Information on ISHB:

Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) and a closely related beetle the Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer (KSHB) , Euwallacea sp. are invasive beetles that attacks dozens of common native and landscape trees. These tiny beetles tunnels into host trees and inoculates the host with Fusarium Dieback (FD), a disease know to infect over 110 tree species. FD is caused by Fusarium euwallaceae or Fusarium kuroshium, a fungus that disrupts the transport of water and nutrients in the tree, leading to branch dieback and overall decline. The larvae of the beetle within the beetle galleries feed on the fungus as their sole food source.

For more information, distribution maps and ISHB assessment tool please see the ISHB link below.

ISHB website: www.pshb.org

California Firewood Website: http://www.firewood.ca.gov/

Don’t Move Firewood Website: http://www.dontmovefirewood.org/

2018 California Forest Pest Council Annual Meeting Presentations

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Annual Meeting of the California Forest Pest Council – 2018

Will California Forests Regain a Path Toward Recovery?

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Insect Committee Meeting

Moderator:  Jodi Axelson, CFPC Insect Committee Chair; UC Berkeley Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

White Satin Moth in the Lake Tahoe Basin– Gene Phillips, Nevada Division of Forestry and Patricia Maloney, CFPC Disease Committee Secretary; UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center

Forest Entomology and Pathology in the Northern Region, Getting to Know the Neighborhood – Curtis Ewing, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE)

Assessment of Tree Mortality and Short-Term Impacts to Forest Structure and Composition in the Central and Southern Sierra Nevada – Leif Mortenson, CFPC Insect Committee Secretary; US Forest Service (FS) Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW)

Mechanisms of Bark Beetle-Caused Mortality Following Variable Density Thinning and Prescribed Fire Treatments in a Central Sierra Mixed-Conifer Forest
Alexis Bernal, Humboldt State University

Cold Tolerance and Seasonal Generations of the Western Pine Beetle in California – Danny Cluck, USFS Forest Health Protection (FHP), Northeastern California Shared Service Area

 

Disease Committee Meeting  

Moderator – Patricia Maloney, CFPC Disease Committee Secretary; UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center

Interactions Between Forest Structure, Host Community, and Pathogen Identity During 50 Years of Heterobasidion Root Disease in the Sierra Nevada – Southern Cascade Mountains – Richard Cobb, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Ongoing Studies of North Coast Bishop Pine Decline – Christopher Lee, CALFIRE

Wood Decay in Prunes and Almonds in the Central Valley–  Andrew ‘Bob’ James Johnson, UC Davis   

Does Thinning Influence the Incidence of Black Stain Root Disease in Jeffrey Pine Forests? – Bill Woodruff, Lassen National Forest

Interactions Between Wildfire and Sudden Oak Death Impact Recovery in California’s Coastal Forests – Allison Simler, UC Davis  

 

Pesticide Laws and Regulations

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

2018 Update on Pesticide Laws and Regulations David – Bakke, USFS PSW

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

2018 California Forest Health – The Year in Review

Moderator:  Sheri Smith, USFS PSW

 2018 Aerial Detection Survey California Forest Health Update – Jeff Moore, USFS FHP

Assembly Bill 2470: Policy Implications for Invasive Species Response – Steven Stenzler, Office of California State Assembly member Timothy S. Grayson, 14th Assembly District

Update on Invasive Plants in California – Steve Schoenig, California Invasive Plants Council, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), retired, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), retired

Asian Gypsy Moth – Jason Leathers, CDFA

2018 California Department of Food and Agriculture, Plant Disease Lab Report – Suzanne Rooney-Latham, CDFA

 

Reports from the Governor’s California Forest Initiatives

Forest Management Task Force: Coordinating the State’s Investments in Forest Management, Wood Utilization, and Workforce Development – Kevin Conway, California Forest Management Task Force; CALFIRE

Climate Planning in Natural and Working Lands and CALFIRE’s Forest Health Program – Angela Lottes, CALFIRE

 

Focus on Southern California Tree Health

Moderator:  Akif Eskalen, CFPC At-Large Director; UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), UC Davis 

Goldspotted Oak Borer Activity in Southern California – Stacy Hishinuma, USFS Forest Health Protection, Southern California Shared Service Area

Invasive Shot Hole Borers in Orange County – Beatriz Nobua Behrmann, UCCE Orange County

Local and Landscape Factors in the Spread of Fusarium Dieback – Shot Hole Borers– Shannon Lynch, UC Santa Cruz 

 

Post-Disturbance Forest Management Strategies 

Moderator:  Nic Enstice, Sierra Nevada Conservancy

King Fire:  The Reality of Fire Recovery on National Forest System Lands – Dana Walsh, USFS Eldorado National Forest, North Zone

Restoring Mount Tamalpais: Promoting Water Yield and Carbon Capture in Forests Devastated by Sudden Oak Death – Janet Klein, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, One Tam Community Conservation Programs

Applying the Forest Resilience Bond – Financing Fire Management for Water Benefits Through Conservation Finance Approaches – Zach Knight, Blue Forest Conservation

  

Assisted Migration: Risks, Uncertainties, and Opportunities

Moderator: Yana Valachovic, UCCE Humboldt and Del Norte Counties

Lessons for Assisted Migration in Coastal Forests – David Shaw, Oregon State University and Nick Wilhelmi, USFS FHP Southwest Region, Arizona Zone

Approach to Assisted Migration in the Sierra-Cascades – Mark Gray, Sierra Pacific Industries

Seed Transfer Under Climate Change: Where We Have Been and Some Thoughts About Where We Are Going – Jessica Wright, USFS PSW and Jim Thorne, UC Davis

 

Animal Damage and Wildlife Health

Moderator:  Greg Giusti, CFPC Animal Damage Committee Chair; UCCE Mendocino County, Emeritus

Shifts in Disease Dynamics in a Tropical Amphibian Assemblage Are Not Due to Pathogen Attenuation – Jamie Voyles, University of Nevada, Reno

Responding to Nutria Detections in California – Valerie Cook-Fletcher, CDFW

 

CFPC Business Meeting (open to all) – Bob Rynearson

5:00  ADJOURN   

Register for the CFPC Annual Meeting – November 13-14, 2018

Monday, July 9th, 2018

 

Will California Forests Regain a Path Toward Recovery?
November 13 – 14, 2018

UC Davis Campus
Student Community Center Multipurpose Room
Davis, CA 95616


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

12:00 – 1:00  Registration
  1:00 – 1:05  Welcome
  1:05 – 2:30  Insect Committee Meeting
  2:30 – 3:00  Break
  3:00 – 4:40  Disease Committee Meeting  
  4:40 – 5:40  Pesticide Laws and Regulations
  5:45 – 6:30  Poster Session and Social


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  7:30 –   8:30  Registration
  8:30 –   8:35  Welcome
  8:35 –   9:50  2018 California Forest Health – The Year in Review
  9:50 – 10:30  Reports from the Governor’s California Forest Initiatives
10:30 – 10:55  Break
10:55 – 11:45  Focus on Southern California Tree Health
11:45 – 12:45  Lunch (provided)
12:45 –   2:15  Post Disturbance Forest Management Strategies
  2:15 –   2:30  Break
  2:30 –   3:30  Risks and Uncertainties of Assisted Migration
  3:30 –   4:30  Animal Damage and Wildlife Health
  4:30 –   5:00  CFPC Business Meeting (open to all)


For more information, see the comprehensive agenda.

 

Register Here

Early bird online registration ends October 13th at 11:59 pm PST.
Standard online registration is open from October 14th – November 10th at 1:00 pm PST.  Online registration will end on November 9th at 1:00 pm PST.
In-person registration will be available at the meeting (cash, check, and credit card will be accepted). 

Registration Rates:
Early Bird Registration  – 1 day   – $ 97.11
Early Bird Registration  – 2 days – $150.15
Standard Registration   – 1 day   – $102.42
Standard Registration   – 2 days – $160.76
Retiree Registration      – 1 day   – $ 65.28
Retiree Registration      – 2 days – $128.93
Student Registration     – 1 day   – $ 54.67
Student Registration     – 2 days – $ 81.20

 

Location:

Student Community Center located on UC Davis Campus on the corner of Hutchison Dr. and California Ave.

Parking is $9/day and the easiest and closest parking is located at the Pavilion parking lot (also known as West Entry Parking Structure) and Lot 40. These parking lots are a 5 minute walk to the meeting location at the Student Community Center.

The visitor parking pass purchase stations are noted on the map at each parking location.

UC Davis Parking Map

 

Invitation to Students:

The CFPC encourages students to participate in the annual meeting by presenting a poster.  For more information, please see poster details.

Don Dahlsten Memorial Fund: Students attend for free! The CFPC Council provides some travel grants for students that apply and qualify. For more information, contact Kim Corella at kim.corella@fire.ca.gov or (805) 550-8583.

 

Poster Session Information:

Consider presenting a poster at this year’s meeting.  For more information, please see poster details.

 

Hotel Accommodations:

A limited number of discounted rooms are available at the following hotels for our meeting from Nov. 12 – 15, 2018:

Best Western University Lodge. 123 B street; Davis, CA; (530) 756-7890

Rooms are based on availability through October 22, 2018. When making your reservation, refer to the CA Forest Pest Council room block to get the following discounted rate.

  • $115.00 + tax/night for 2 double beds

NOTE: All rooms have a coffee maker, microwave, and a refrigerator. Free wireless internet is available as well as a continental breakfast every morning from 7-10 am. Parking is free. Walking to the UC Davis Student Community Center will take approximately 10 – 15 min.

University Park Inn and Suites. 1111 Richards Blvd, Davis, CA; (530) 756-0910

Rooms are based on availability through October 22, 2018. When making your reservation, refer to the CA Forest Pest Council room block to get the following discounted rate.

  • $117.00 + tax/night for 1 king bed suite

NOTE: All rooms have a coffee maker, microwave, and a refrigerator. Free wireless internet is available as well as a continental breakfast every morning from 6:30-10 am. Parking is free. Walking to the UC Davis Student Community Center will take approximately
15 – 20 min.  Complimentary bike rentals are available.


CEUs:

DPR CEU’s:

11/13 – Laws and Reg: 1, Other: 3

11/14 – Other: 4.0

 

SAF CEU’s:

11/13 – 4.0

11/14 – 6.5

 

ISA CEU’s:

Arborist CEU’s – 8.75

 

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.

 

2017 California Forest Pest Council Annual Meeting Presentations

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 

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

2017 Aerial Survey Pest Conditions Highlights – Jeff Moore, US Forest Service (FS)

Update on Invasive Plants in California – Doug Johnson, CA Invasive Plant Council

 

Insect Committee Meeting

Moderator: Leif Mortenson, CFPC Insect Committee Secretary; USFS

Asian Gypsy Moth – Jason Leathers, California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

Balsam Wooly Adelgid in California – Cynthia Snyder, USFS

An Update on Goldspotted Oak Borer – Andrea Hefty, USFS

Using Drones to Go beyond Stand Density: Spatial Features of Western Pine Beetle-Attacked Forests – Mike Koontz, UC Davis

Insect Committee Business Meeting – Leif Mortenson

 

Disease Committee Meeting

Moderator: Patricia Maloney, CFPC Disease Committee Secretary; Tahoe Environmental Research Center; UC Davis

New Cylindrocladium Blight on California Bay Laurel and Potential New Hosts of Phytophthora ramorum in California – Suzanne Latham, CDFA

Sudden Oak Death and Fire in Big Sur – Kerri Frangioso, UC Davis

Ganoderma in the Almond Forest of the Central Valley – Andrew ‘Bob’ James Johnson, UC Davis

Disease Committee Business Meeting – Tom Smith, CFPC Disease Committee Chairperson; California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)

 

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

1) Assessing the Risk of Forestry Herbicides on Fish and Wildlife and 2) Glyphosate/Carcinogen – Joel Trumbo, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

 

Poster Session and Social
Introducing CALinvasives – Matteo Garbelotto, UC Berkeley

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017 

Welcome – Bob Rynearson, CFPC Chairperson; W. M. Beaty and Associates

 

California Pest Problems: A Case Study of Invasive Shot Hole Borers
Moderator: Bob Atkins, Invasive Species Council of California

This session features presentations on invasive species response and management from the perspectives of various agencies. The discussion will explore how to address widespread invasive species impacts in situations where no single organization has the resources or authority to take action and collaboration is needed.

Overview of the Invasive Shot Hole Borer/Fusarium Dieback Complex in California
John Kabashima, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Orange County, Emeritus

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – Russ Bulluck

USFS – Sherry Hazelhurst

CDFA – David Pegos

CAL FIRE – Helge Eng

US Fish and Wildlife Service – Dustin Taylor and Eric Porter

Discussion

 

California Wildlife
Moderator: Greg Giusti, CFPC Animal Damage Chair; UCCE, Lake-Mendocino County, Emeritus

Voles (Microtus) on a Redwood Planting – Greg Giusti

Black-Backed Woodpeckers, Fire, and Drought – Understanding Resource Needs of a Disturbance Specialist – Bob Wilkerson, The Institute for Bird Populations

Best Management Practices in Counting Urban Black Bears – Jonathan Fusaro, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

 

CFPC Business Meeting (open to all) – Bob Rynearson

 

Vegetation Management in Forests with High Levels of Tree Mortality
Moderator: Steve Ostoja, USDA California Climate Hub

Land managers face novel challenges to manage vegetation in areas with unprecedented levels of tree mortality. How can forests be managed in the face of physical hazards from risk of tree failure, heavy fuel loads, and a changing climate? Representatives managing public and private lands will discuss approaches and concerns.

Managing California’s Forests in a Future with Climate Change, Insects and Wildfire – Steve Ostoja

Drought, Tree Mortality, and Wildfire in Forests Adapted to Frequent Fire – Scott Stephens, UC Berkeley

Updates: Governor’s Tree Mortality Task Force and US Forest Service Tree Mortality Response Team – Stephanie Gomes, USFS & Helge Eng, CAL FIRE

Conifer Mortality and Fuel Loading Changes Due to Bark Beetles and Drought in Central and Southern California – Sharon Hood, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station

Management Planning and Implementation on US Forest Service Land – Carolyn Ballard, USFS Sierra National Forest

Management Planning and Implementation on National Park Service Land – Brian Mattos, Yosemite National Park (NP) & Tom Warner, Sequoia and Kings Canyon NPs

Management Planning and Implementation on Private Land – Tim Tate, Sierra Pacific Industries

Discussion

 

Diagnostic Tools for Assessing Tree Health
Moderator: Matt Dias, California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection

Acoustic and Electrical Impedance Tomography to Detect and Quantify Wood Decay in Living Trees – Gregory S. Gilbert, UC Santa Cruz

Sniffing Cryptic Infections: Progress towards Characterizing the Volatile Signature of Phytophthora-Infected Nursery Plants – Rick Bostock, UC Davis

ADJOURN

2016 California Forest Pest Council Annual Meeting Presentations

Monday, December 5th, 2016

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