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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.

2014 California Forest Pest Council 63rd Annual Meeting – Presentations now Available!

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

California Forest Health – Coping with Drought, Insects, & Pathogens

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Registration

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

2014 Aerial Survey Report and Forest Pest Observation Database Reporting,  Zachary Heath, USDA Forest Service (FS), Forest Health Protection (FHP),  Leo Liu, USDA FS FHP

Insect Committee Meeting

Host Plant Range of the Invasive Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer, Yigen Chen, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology

Flight Activity, Life History, and Host Selection Behavior of the Walnut Twig Beetle in Its Native Range in the Southwestern United States, Corwin Parker, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology

Emerald Ash Borer: Threats to California and Oregon Native Ash, Wyatt Williams, Oregon Department of Forestry, Private Forests Division

Insect Committee Business Meeting – Beverly Bulaon, Insect Committee Chairperson, USDA FS

Disease Committee Meeting

Pathogens, Bark Beetles, and Tree Mortality a Decade after Burning and Thinning Treatments in a Sierra Nevada Mixed-Conifer Forest, Ashley Hawkins, UC Davis Plant Pathology Department

Investigating the Drought Ecology of Phytophthora ramorum in a San Francisco Watershed Forest, Laura Lee Sims, UC Berkeley Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Department

Shifting Distributions of Pitch Canker Lesion Lengths in Monterey Pine as a Result of Systemic Acquired Resistance , Greg Reynolds, UC Davis Plant Pathology Department

An Unexpectedly High Frequency of the White Pine Blister Rust Resistance Gene Cr1 in Eastside Sierra Nevada Sugar Pine Populations That Have Never Been Challenged by the Blister Rust Fungus, Cronartium ribicolaDetlev Vogler and Annette Delfino-Mix, USDA FS PSW Institute of Forest Genetics

Disease Committee Business Meeting,  Tom Smith, Committee Chairperson; CAL FIRE

Pesticide Laws and Regulations

Pesticide Laws and Regulations Update – David Bakke, USDA FS

Poster Session and Social

Test your pest prowess at the “Diagnostician’s Corner” during the Poster Session and possibly win a prize! Come prepared to challenge your knowledge on forestry and landscape pests as well as invasive species with Diagnosticians Cheryl Blomquist and Suzanne Rooney-Latham of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). Cheryl and Suzanne will also be available to look at any disease samples or discuss any tree problems you might have.

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Registration

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

New and Noteworthy

Phytophthora tentaculata, an Aggressive New Plant Pathogen in California Native Nurseries, Suzanne Rooney Latham, CDFA

Foamy Bark Canker: A New Insect-Disease Complex on Coast Live Oak in California Caused by Western Oak Bark Beetle and Geosmithia pallida, Shannon Lynch, UC Riverside Center for Conservation Biology

Plant Pathology Challenges in the Desert ,  Cheryl Blomquist, CDFA

Updates on Significant California Forest Pests

Sudden Oak Death in Trinity County and Other Sudden Oak Death Updates for 2014, Yana Valachovic, UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE), Humboldt and Del Norte Counties

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

Phytophthora Species Move from Native Plant Nurseries into Restoration Plantings, Ted Swiecki, Phytosphere Research

BREAK

Coping with Drought

Consequences of Drought-Induced Forest Mortality and Interactions with Other Disturbances, Jeff Kane, Humboldt State University Forestry and Wildland Resources Department

Forests, Water, Climate and Disturbance in the Sierra Nevada, Phil Saksa, Sierra Nevada Research Institute, UC Merced

Impacts of the Drought in the Upper Tuolumne River Basin, Adam B. Mazurkiewicz, Water Operations Analyst, Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System

LUNCH

CFPC Business Meeting (including task force updates) – Bob Rynearson

Fuels: Ecology and Management

Fuel Reduction Practices and Their Effects on Soil Quality, Matt Busse, USDA FS PSW

Changes in Fuel Loading Associated with an Invasive Wood Borer in Oak Woodlands of Southern California, Tom Coleman, USDA FS FHP

Placer County Biomass Program – Managing Fuels by Creating a Biomass Treatment Plant, Brett Storey, Placer County Planning Department

Invited Speakers

Bark Beetle Outbreaks and Forest Health in the State of Oaxaca, Comparison, and Considerations from Southern Mexico , Adrian Poloni, Fulbright Garcia-Robles, Centro de Interdiscplinario de Investigacion para el Desarrollo Integral Regional, Oaxaca, and Environmental Studies, University of Redlands

Burl Poaching and Sudden Oak Death, Impacts to Forests in Redwood National and State Parks, Leonel Arguello, Redwood National Park

The Future of the Redwood Forest , Richard Campbell, Save the Redwoods League

BREAK

Status of California Wildlife Populations

Conservation of Frog Populations in the Sierra Nevada, California, Cathy Brown, Stanislaus National Forest

Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Pilot Barred Owl Removal Experiment on Private Timberlands, Lowell Diller, Private Consultant for Green Diamond Resource Company

Can California Golden Trout Streams Handle Cattle Grazing and Climate Warming?, Kathleen Matthews, USDA FS PSW

Ecology and Impacts of Infectious Diseases on California Hummingbirds, Lisa Tell, UC Davis Medicine and Epidemiology Department

ADJOURN

CFPC Press Releases

Friday, August 29th, 2014

March 3, 2014 – Sudden Oak Death Confirmed in Trinity County

March 3, 2013 – California Forest Pest Council Calls on Californians to Help Stop Invasive Species

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