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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

 

CFPC 2016 Golf Tournament (TBA) and Weed Tour (July 20 -21), Blue Lake, CA

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Registration:

To register for the Golf Tournament and Weed Tour click here:

Online Registration:  Online Weed Tour Registration

Mail-In Registration: Mail In Weed Tour Registration.


Tour Registration Fees:

Date: Weed Tour – Wednesday & Thursday, July 20 & 21, 2016

Price: $130/person – includes lunches on both days and dinner on Wednesday

Tour includes transportation, lunch and beverages for both days and dinner on the evening of July 20.

Golf Tournament Registration Fees:

Information coming soon

Agenda:

The tour will highlight vegetation and pest management in coastal forests using evenage and unevenage management practices as well as management and restoration practices used in various habitat types on public lands. Our lunch speakers will present updates on DPR rule changes and the upcoming EPA Worker Protection Standard changes. An update on status of SOD will be provided as well as an overview of recent research papers now available on biomass harvesting techniques. The tour will also provide a chance to view high site old growth redwood stands in the Bull Creek watershed. These are some of the finest timber stands ever known to exist in the world.

Dinner on the 20th catered by Kevin Christie, Green Diamond Resource Co., Lunches will be provided.

Tour Meeting Location:

Tour departs at 8 am on Day 1 from Blue Lake Casino!

Tour departs at 7 am on Day 2 from Blue Lake Casino!

TOUR IS LIMITED TO FIRST 120 ATTENDEES!!!

Click here for full agenda

DPR Credits:

CDPR, ODA, IDA, SAF, and ISA Arborist/Tree worker have been applied for and will be available.

Lodging:

Blue Lake Casino & Hotel

777 Casino Way, Blue Lake, CA 95525

Reservations: 1-877-BLC.2WIN or 1.707.668.9773 ext. 2880

For more information or questions please contact Danielle Lindler, fvmc1979@gmail.com, 530-938-3785

Presentations Available for 2015 CFPC Annual Meeting – Nov. 4 & 5

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Registration and Welcome Reception

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

12:35 – 12:45 Overview of 2015 California Forest Health Aerial Survey; Jeffrey Moore, USDA Forest Service (FS), Forest Health Protection (FHP)

 

12:45 – 1:50 Insect Committee Meeting

SPLAT® Verb: A New Player in the Field of Semiochemical “Control” for Bark Beetles; Chris Fettig, USDA FS Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW)

Tree Mortality Associated with Severe Drought and Bark Beetles in Southern California; Tom Coleman, USDA FS FHP

In Search of the Ponderosa Pine Twig Scale: The Value of Taking a Closer Look; Don Owen, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire)

1:50 – 2:10 BREAK

 

2:10 – 3:50 Disease Committee Meeting

Phytophthora Species Infesting Soil in a California Forest Affected by Sudden Oak Death; Tyler Bourret, UC Davis

White Pine Blister in California: Ecology and Conservation; Patricia Maloney, UC Davis and Detlev Vogler, USDA FS, PSW Research Station

Compounded Impacts of Wildfire and an Invasive Forest Pathogen on Regeneration in Coastal Forests; Allison Simler, UC Davi

Forest Diseases and Carbon Dynamics; Richard Cobb, UC Davis

3:50 – 4:00 BREAK

 

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

Forest Products and Bioenergy Infrastructure in California: Status and Trends; Peter Tittmann, UC Berkeley, Center for Forestry

 

4:30 – 5:30 Pesticide Laws and Regulations

Pesticide Laws and Regulations Update; David Bakke, USDA FS FHP

 

5:30 – 6:30 Poster Session and Social

 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

7:00 – 8:00 am Registration (coffee, tea, and light breakfast provided)

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

 

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

An Update on Phytophthora Species in Native Plant Nurseries and Outplanted Material in Restoration Areas; Suzanne Rooney-Latham, CDFA

Fusarium dieback, an Emerging Exotic Disease/Pest Complex Causing Dieback throughout Agricultural, Urban, and Wildland Landscapes in Southern California; Akif Eskalen, UC Riverside

Phytophthora ramorum: New Developments; Chris Lee, Cal Fire

9:25 – 9:45 BREAK

 

9:45 – 11:00 Drought: Monitoring, Ecology, and Impacts

Tools for Drought Monitoring and Seasonal Drought Prediction in California; Daniel J. McEvoy, Western Regional Climate Center and Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada

The Role of Competition vs. Drought in Pine Susceptibility to Bark Beetle Attack; Nancy Grulke, USDA FS Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center, Prineville, OR

Forest Health Monitoring Collection and Reporting Tools – Status and Future Directions; Frank Krist, USDA FS, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, Fort Collins, Colorado

 

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

Long-Term Dead Wood Changes in a Sierra Nevada Mixed Conifer Forest: Habitat and Fire Hazard Implications; Eric Knapp, USDA FS PSW

Lessons Learned from California Department of Food and Agriculture Eradication Programs; Bob Dowell, CDFA (retired)

The Pacific Madrone (Arbutus menziesii) Common Garden Study: A Range-Wide Examination of Genetic Variability, Diseases, Pests, and Impacts of Climate Change; Marianne Elliott, Washington State University, Puyallup

 

12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH (provided) – CFPC Executive Committee meeting

1:30 – 2:00 CFPC Business Meeting (all attendees) – Bob Rynearson

 

2:00 – 3:30 Carbon Sequestration

Aboveground Live Carbon Stock Changes of California Wildland Ecosystems, 2001–2010; John J. Battles, UC Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

Regional Controls on Organic Carbon in Forest Soils; Toby O’Geen, UC Davis, Cooperative Extension

Carbon Calculator Tracks the Climate Benefits of Managed Private Forests; William Stewart, UC Berkeley, Cooperative Extension

3:30 – 3:45 BREAK

 

3:45 – 5:00 Wildlife Session

Wild Pigs in California; Reginald Barrett, UC Berkeley (retired)

The Historical Range of Beaver (Castor canadensis) in Coastal California: An Updated Review of the Evidence; Brock Dolman, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

The Environment through the Eyes of Butterflies; James Mori, Entomologist, Occidental Chemical, and Pesticide Advisor (retired)

5:00 ADJOURN

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 

Agenda:

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

5:00  ADJOURN

 

Registration:

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

 

Directions:

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 (http://www.lionsgatehotel.com/).  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.

 

CEUs:

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.