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Register Now for the California Forest Pest Council 62nd Annual Meeting

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

 

California Forests – Stressed Out

November 20 & 21, 2013

Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center

3237 Peacekeeper Way McClellan, CA 95652

 

 

Panels for the 62nd Annual Meeting of the California Forest Pest Council (CFPC),

“California Forests – Stressed Out,” include current issues affecting California’s forests,

such as the effects of insects and decay on fire salvage; understanding how drought

affects trees; and threats to amphibians, bats, and bees.  Overviews on status of current

exotic and native forest pests will also be provided.

 

 

Agenda:

The complete agenda is available at 2013 CFPC Agenda.  For information and instructions on

submitting a poster for the poster session, go to Poster Announcement and Instructions.

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 

11:30 – 12:30 pm  Registration

12:30 – 12:35  Welcome

12:35  – 12:50  2013 Forest Conditions and Aerial Survey Report

12:50 – 2:50  Insect Committee Meeting

2:50 – 3:00 BREAK

3:00 – 4:15  Disease Committee Meeting

4:15 – 4:30  BREAK

4:30 – 5:30  Pesticide Laws and Regulations

5:30 – 6:30  Poster Session and Social 

 

Thursday, November 21, 2012

7:30 – 8:30 am  Registration

8:30 – 8:40 Welcome

8:40 – 9:50  New and Noteworthy

9:50 – 10:20  BREAK

10:20 – 11:00  Ongoing California Forest Health Issues

11:00 – 12:30 LUNCH (provided) and Business Meeting

12:30 – 1:50  Drought and Climate Change

1:50 – 2:10  BREAK

2:10 – 4:00  Fire Salvage: Race Against Time

4:00 – 4:45  Threats to Wildlife

4:45  ADJOURN

 

Registration:

To register online, go to: Online Registration Link  If you would like to register by mail, go to

Mail In Registration Form – PDF or Mail in Registration – Word for the registration form.

Registration may also be paid at the door (cash, check, or credit card).

 

Invitation to Students:

The CFPC encourages students to participate in the annual meeting by presenting a poster or a talk. 

The council is providing travel grants via the Don Dahlsten Memorial Fund for those that apply and

qualify.  For more information, go to:  Don Dahlsten Memorial Fund Invitation and Announcement.

 

Meeting Location:

Pacific Southwest Region, Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center

3237 Peacekeeper Way McClellan, CA 95652

30 Mile Room – Meeting Room 

Rattlesnake Room – Poster Session

 

Directions:

Driving Directions

 

Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center Map – Please enter through the

“Main Training Center Entrance” door noted on this map.

 

Hotel Accommodations:

Overnight accommodations are available for $92.00 a night until 11/5/13 at the

Lyons Gate Hotel.  Guests will receive a complimentary hot breakfast buffet and high speed

Internet.  The hotel is within walking distance from the Conference Center.

 

To make hotel reservations online, go to:  California Forest Pest Council.  To make reservations by

phone, call (866) 258-5651 and request the “CA Forest Pest Council 2013” room rate.

 

CEUs – Coming Soon!

DPR CREDITS

Day 1: 
1.0   hours Laws and Regulations
3.5 hours Other
4.5 hours Total
 
Day 2:
6.0 hours Other
6.0 hours Total

SAF CREDITS

ISA CREDITS

 

 

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.

2012 California Forest Pest Council 61st Annual Meeting – Presentations now Available!

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

The Abstracts and Power Points for the speakers are now available!

To view the abstracts click on the CPFC 2012 Book of Abstracts link

Abstracts – CPFC 2012 Book of Abstracts

 

Click on the title of the talk to bring up a .PDF version of the Power Point presentation in another window.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

12:00 – 12:45 pm  Registration

12:45 – 12:50  Welcome – Bob Rynearson, California Forest Pest Council Chairperson;  W. M. Beaty and Associates

12:50 – 1:05  2012 Forest Conditions and Aerial Survey Report – Tom Smith, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and Zachary Heath, USDA Forest Service

1:05 – 2:30  Insect Committee Meeting

Moderator:  Danny Cluck, Committee Chairperson; USDA Forest Service

Development of Novel Semiochemical Tools to Protect Trees from Bark Beetle Attack – Chris Fettig, USDAForest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station

Ecological Assessment of Jeffrey Pine Beetle-Caused Mortality from 1991-1996 near Spooner Junction, Lake Tahoe Basin – Joel Egan, Entomologist

Update on Invasive Pests from US Customs and Border Protection – Lisa Krekorian, US Customs and Border Protection

Insect Committee Business Meeting – Danny Cluck

2:30 – 2:45 BREAK

2:45 – 4:15  Disease Committee Meeting

Moderator:  Patricia Maloney, Committee Secretary; UC Davis

Tree Diseases in Southern California – James Downer, UC Cooperative Extension, Ventura County

Forest Health and Mortality Trends Across Elevation Zones in the Lake Tahoe Basin – Camille Jensen, UC Davis and Tahoe Environmental Research Center

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Colonization of Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in Response to Canopy Gap Restoration – Robert York, UC Berkeley

Forest Health and Mortality Trends Across Elevation Zones in the Lake Tahoe Basin– Margaret Metz, UC Davis

Disease Committee Business Meeting – Tom Smith, Committee Chairperson; Cal Fire

4:15 – 4:30  BREAK

4:30 – 5:30  Pesticide Laws and Regulations

Moderator:  George Gentry, California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection

Laws and Regulations – Are You Ready for Your Final? – David Bakke, USDAForest Service

5:30 – 6:30  Poster Session and Social

Thursday, November 8, 2012

8:00 – 8:30 am  Registration (coffee, tea)

8:30 – 8:35  Welcome – Bob Rynearson, CaliforniaForestPest Council Chairperson; W. M. Beaty and Associates

8:35 – 10:10  New and Noteworthy Moderator:  Phil Cannon, USDAForest Service

Update of the Huanglongbing Situation in California – Tim Tidwell, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Fusarium Dieback and the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer: An Invasive Disease/Pest Complex Threatening Agricultural and Natural Landscapes in California – Akif Eskalen, UC Riverside

Epic Devils Windstorm and Forest Blowdown in the Middle Fork of San Joaquin River Valley –  Deanna Dulen, National Park Service

Forest Health Survey of Northeastern California Aspen – Danny Cluck, USDA FS

jack marshall Interesting New Leaf Spot and Canker Pathogens on Native and Non-Native Hosts in California –  Suzanne Rooney-Latham, California Department of Food and Agriculture

2012 Update of Balsam Woolly Adelgid, Adelges piceae, in Northwest California – Jack Marshall, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

10:10 – 10:30  BREAK

10:30 – 11:20  New and Noteworthy, continued – Sheri Smith, USDA Forest Service

California High-Risk and Dog Team Programs – Amber Morris, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Jennifer Berger and Dozer, Sacramento Agricultural Detector Dog Team

General Invasive Species iPhone® Application  – Susan Sawyer, California Department of Food and Agriculture

iPhone® Mobile Application for Citrus Disease Reporting – Larry Hawkins, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

11:20 – 12:30  Ongoing California Forest Health Issues

Moderator:  Martin MacKenzie, Council At-Large Director, USDAForest Service

Susceptibility and Induced Wound Response of Oaks to Goldspotted Oak Borer Injury – Tom Coleman, USDAForest Service

Sudden Oak Death– Matteo Garbelotto, UC Berkeley

Trends and Causes of Severity, Size, and Number of Fires in Northwestern CA – Carl Skinner, USDA FS Pacific Southwest Research Station

California Firewood Task Force (http://www.firewood.ca.gov) – Don Owen, California Firewood Task Force, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH (provided)

1:00 – 1:30 CFPC Business Meeting

1:30 – 2:35  The Impact of Illegal Activities on California Forest Health, In Cooperation with the Jere Melo Foundation

Moderator:  Christopher Zimny, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Take Back Our Forests – Madeleine Melo, Jere Melo Foundation

Impacts on Natural Resources from Toxicants Associated with Illegal Marijuana Cultivation on our Public and Tribal Lands – Mourad Gabriel, UC Davis

Cannabis: Impacts and Eradication on the Stanislaus National Forest – Jay Power, retired, Stanislaus National Forest

2:35 – 3:00  BREAK

 3:00 – 3:40  Managing Forest Pathogens, Insects, and Weeds During Complex Construction Projects

Moderator:  Susan Frankel, Council At-Large Director, USDAForest Service

Forest Health Issues During Land Development – Jim Clark, HortScience, Inc.

Managing Invasive Species While Rebuilding the Historic Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System – Ellen Natesan, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

3:40 – 4:45  Forest Issues Related to Vertebrate Management

Moderator:  Greg Giusti, Animal Damage Chair, UCCE Lake County

Barred Owl Control to Try and Help Northern Spotted Owl? – James ‘JB’ Bond, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Anticoagulant Rodenticides: Secondary Poisoning of Wildlife in California – Stella McMillin, California Department of Fish and Game

Porcupines: An Increasingly Rare Sight in California Mid-Elevation Mixed ConiferForests, and the Possible Consequences for the Conservation of Pacific Fishers – Rick Sweitzer, UC Berkeley

4:45  ADJOURN

 

Sixty First California Forest Pest Council Annual Meeting – November 7th & 8th 2012

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Date:

November 7th & 8th

 

Location:

Pacific SW Region, US Forest Service Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center
Rattlesnake and Dude Rooms
3237 Peacekeeper Way
McClellan, CA 95652

Click Here for Driving Directions

Please Enter Through “Main Training Center Entrance” door noted on map. Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center Map

 

Poster Session:

For those interested in presenting a poster at the meeting this year, please click on the link below for details.
Poster Information and Requirements

 

Registration:

Click on the link for online registration: Online Registration Link

If you would like to register my mail, click on the mail registration link: Mail-In Registration Form – PDFMail-In Registration Form – Word Document

Registration will be available at the door by check or cash only. We are not equiped to handle debit or credit cards.

 

Agenda:

The agenda for the meeting can by found by clicking on the link below –2012 Meeting Agenda

 

Don Dahlsten Memorial Fund – Invitation and Announcement to Students:

The CFPC encourages students to participate in the annual meeting by presenting a poster or a talk. The council is providing travel grants for those that apply and qualify. For more information and details please click on the link below. – Don Dahlsten Memorial Fund Invitation and Announcement

 

Hotel:

Hotel accommodations within walking distance from this year’s CFPC meeting are available the nights of 11/7 and 11/8  at:

LIONS GATE HOTEL 3410 Westover Street (McClellan Park) Sacramento, CA 95652

http://www.lionsgatehotel.com/

The room rate is $84 (+ tax), and includes a complimentary hot breakfast and shuttle service to and from Sacramento International Airport.   All shuttle rides must be scheduled 24 hours in advance and are based on availability.

There are limited number of rooms available.

To make a reservation, call (866) 258-5651 and  be sure to mention the CA Forest Pest Council room block rate when you call.

 

DPR CREDITS

November 7th – Other: 3    Laws and Regs: 1
November 8th – Other: 6

SAF CREDITS

November 7th – Category 1: 3.5
November 8th – Category 1: 6.5

ISA CREDITS

6.75 Continuing Education Credits

 

 

2011 California Forest Pest Council 60th Annual Meeting – Presentation and Abstracts now Available!

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Thank you all for making the 60th Annual California Forest Pest Council meeting a huge success! Click on the links below to view pictures from the conference as well as the Book of Abstracts! The presenter’s Power Point presentations will be available to view soon!

Photo’s of the meeting – coming soon!

Meeting Abstract Book – CFPC 2011 Book of Abstracts

 

“If the Forest Could Tweet:
California Forest Insect and Disease Updates”

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

9:30 – 10:30 am  Registration

10:30 –10:35  Welcome – Bob Rynearson, California Forest Pest Council Chairperson; W. M. Beaty and Associates

10:35– 10:55  2011 Forest Conditions Tom Smith, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

10:55 – 11:55  Special Session: Pesticide Laws and Regulations – Moderator:  Scott Johnson, Wilbur-Ellis Company

12:55 – 2:05  Disease Committee Meeting – Moderator:  Patricia Maloney, Disease Committee Secretary; UC Davis

4:00 – 5:30 Poster Session and Social

5:30 Adjourn for day

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

7:30 – 8:00 am  Registration

8:00 – 8:05 Welcome – Bob Rynearson, CFPC Chairperson; W. M. Beaty and Associates

8:05 – 9:45  New and Noteworthy – Moderator:  Julie Lydick, USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry

Two Exotic Tree Diseases with Different Biological Consequences:

9:45 – 10:15 BREAK

10:15 – 11:25  Insect Committee Meeting Forest Insects in California – Moderator:  Danny Cluck, Insect Committee Chairperson; USDA FS, Forest Health Protection

11:25 – 12:00 Managing Firewood – Moderator:  Don Owen, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

12:00 – 1:15  LUNCH  (Provided)

12:30– 1:15 CFPC Business Meeting

1:15– 2:15  Managing Hazard Trees – Moderator:  Pete Angwin, US Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

Break   2:15 – 2:30

 2:30 – 3:45 Focus on Northwest California Forest Health  – Moderator:  Greg Guisti, UC Cooperative Extension,
Mendocino County

3:45 – 4:30  Special Papers – Moderator:  Kim Camilli, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

4:30  ADJOURN

 

Save the Date! 2011 California Forest Pest Council 60th Annual Meeting, November 15 & 16, 2011

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Save the Dates and Mark Your Calendars Now!!

Date:

November 15th & 16th, 2011

Registration:

Click on the link for online registration: Online Registration Link 

If you would like to register my mail, click on the mail registration link: Mail-In Registration Form – PDF, Mail-In Registration Form – Word Document

Registration will be available at the door by check or cash only. We are not equiped to handle debit or credit cards.


Agenda:

The agenda for the meeting can by found by clicking on the link below
2011 Meeting Agenda

 

Don Dahlsten Memorial Fund – Invitation and Announcement to Students:

The CFPC encourages students to participate in the annual meeting by presenting a poster or a talk. The council is providing travel grants for those that apply and qualify. For more information and details please click on the link below.
Don Dahlsten Memorial Fund Invitation and Announcement


Poster Session:

For those interested in prestenting a poster at the meeting this year, please click on the link below for details.
Poster Information and Requirements


Location:

Pacific SW Region, US Forest Service Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center
3237 Peacekeeper Way
McClellan, CA 95652
Click Here for Driving Directions

Please Enter Through “Main Training Center Entrance” door noted on map.
Click here for Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center Map


Hotel:

Hotel accommodations within walking distance from this year’s CFPC meeting are
available the nights of 11/14, 11/15, and 11/16 at:

LIONS GATE HOTEL
3410 Westover Street (McClellan Park)
Sacramento, CA 95652

http://www.lionsgatehotel.com/

The room rate is $84 (+ tax), and includes a complimentary hot breakfast and
shuttle service to and from Sacramento International Airport.   All
shuttle rides must be scheduled 24 hours in advance and are based on
availability.

The room block will be held until November 9, 2011.

To make a reservation, call (877) 215-9656 and refer to booking code:
CFPC11
.

 

DPR CREDITS

Day 1: Laws & Regulations: 1.0, Other: 3.0
Day 2: Other: 6.0

SAF CREDITS

Day 1: 3.5  Category 1CF
Day 2: 6.0 Category 1CF

2011 Insect/Disease & Animal Damage Tour

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

The Insect, Disease and Animal Damage Tour will be held in the Fort Bragg area this year.

The Field tour will focus on coastal pine forest pest problems in Mendocino County Topics to bve covered include sudden oak death management, insect, disease rengeration and management of coastal pines and pathogen management in wildland, rural and urbanizing environements.

Meeting Location:
College of the Redwood
1211 Del Mar DriveRoom 112
Fort Bragg, CA

Tour Date: July 26th, 2011  

Tour Time: 9:30Am

Tour Agenda: Tour Agenda

Most of the field trip will be in the woods, come prepared for the outdoors and bring your own lunch.

CE Credits fromDPR have been approved

For more information contact Tom Smith 916-599-6882 or tom.smith@fire.ca.gov

2011 CFPC Weed Tour and Golf Tournament

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Insect, Disease, Animal Damage, & Weed Committees Tour

Dates: July 13 & 14Location: Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties near Murphys, CA

TOPICS

Western pine beetle management Plantation/ IPM management Insecticide injection mortality protection/ giant sequoia establishment and management/ giant sequoia sensitivity to herbicides/ fuel hazard reductions and wildfire fuel breaks/ prescribed fire and herbicide use for brush reduction/ Velpar and Velossa product results on SP, IC and GS/ high elevation multi-species plantation management/ gopher baiting/ climate change test plots/ IPM on right of Way management/ Insect canopy research in giant sequoia/ cattle grazing as weed abatement/ biomass for pest and disease control/ aerial conifer release/ forest to oak woodland site conversion/ Annosus root disease & mistletoe treatments/ Landslide regeneration treatments/ aspen regeneration.

 TOUR PRE-REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration Fee:      
$120.00 per person for July 13 & 14 Field Tour
$75.00 Student Rate per person for July 13 & 14 Field Tour

Includes information packet, transportation, lunch and beverages for both days and a BBQ dinner the evening of July 13th.

Golf Tournament (optional)
 $50.00 per person, scheduled for July 12th at Forest Meadows. Please refer to flyer for the 11th Annual Weed Tour Golf Tournament.

14.5 Continuing Education Credits for CA PCA, QAL, QAC & Private Applicator Certificates

REGISTRATION: Murphys Suites, Highway 4, Murphys, CA. 7:00 A.M. on July 13th

1st Day        Cal Forest Nursery will provide coffee, muffins, bagels and fruit at 7:00 a.m. at registration. No vehicles are allowed on tour, except for pre-approved vehicles. Transportation will be provided. Buses leave at 8:00 AM sharp.

 2nd Day       Dupont will provide coffee, muffins, bagels and fruit at 7:00 a.m. at registration. No vehicles are allowed on tour, except for pre-approved vehicles. Transportation will be provided. Buses leave at 8:00 AM sharp.

Please click on the links below for more information:

Golf Tournament: July 12th – Golf Tour Brochure

Field Tour Dates: July 13th & July 14th – Field Trip Agenda

CDPR Accreditation approval for tour:
Day  Laws    Aerial    Other    Total
1        2.0      0.0      5.5         7.5
2        2.5      1.0      3.5         7.0

Idaho Dept. of Agriculture CEU approved credits:
7 hours

Registration Information   – Please fill out the form below and mail registration to Steve Kafka, P.O. Box 132, Martell, CA 95654
     – Registration Form

Online Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1825007647

2010 California Forest Pest Council 59th Annual Meeting Success!! View Photos’s and Powerpoint Presentations from the Conference

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Thank you all for making the 59th Annual California Forest Pest Council meeting a huge success! Click on the links below to view pictures from the conference as well as the presenter’s Power Point presentations.

Photo’s of the meeting

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Meeting Abstract Book – CFPC 2010 Book of Abstracts: The Changing Forests of California

Meeting Agenda with PowerPoint Presentations
– Click on the title of the presentation you would like to view as a PDF.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

1)  Remembrances of Andi koonce and Dick Parmeter– Provided by Paul Zambino and Det Vogler, USDA Forest Service.

2) 2010 Forest Conditions –  Beverly Bulaon and Phil Cannon, USDA FS, Forest Health Protection.

3)  California Insect and Disease Atlas (CAIDA) WebGIS – Zhanfeng Liu, USDA FS, Forest Health Protection.

 

4) Effects of Fire Seasonality and Severity on Ponderosa Pine Resistance to Bark Beetles in Northeastern California-Amanda Garcia Grady, USDA FS, Forest Health Protection, and others.

5) Forest Soil Arthropods in the High Canopy of California’s Coastal Redwoods: Community Structure and Dynamics – Michael Camann, Humboldt State University, and others.

6) Firewood Movement: A Threat to California’s Forests – Matthew Bokach, USDA FS, Forest Health Protection, and others.

7)  Update on Pitch Canker in California – Tom Gordon, UC Davis.

8)  White Pine Blister Rust Research at the Institute of Forest Genetics after Major-Gene Resistance – Annette Delfino Mix, USDA FS Pacific Southwest Research Station, and others

9) True Fir Dwarf Mistletoe in the Sierras: Long-Term Growth and Mortality Trends – Heather Mehl, UC Davis, and others

10) An Overview of Mistletoes on Hardwoods in California – Katy Mallams, USDA FS, Forest Health Protection.

11) Potential Impacts of Court-Ordered Injunctions on Pesticide Use and the Protection of Endangered Species – Leopoldo Moreno, California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

1) Forest Stand Impacts Associated with the Goldspotted Oak Borer, Agrilus auroguttatus, in Native and Introduced Oak Woodlands – Tom Coleman, USDA Forest Service, and others.

2) Fungal Species Associated with Coast Live Oak (Quercus agrifolia) Mortality in Southern California – Akif Eskalen, UC Riverside, and others.

3) Thousand Cankers – Steve Seybold, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.

4) Phytophthora ramorum and Sudden Oak Death in Forestlands – Yana Valachovic, UCCE Humboldt and Del Norte.

5)  Forest Responses to Increasing Aridity and Warmth in the Southwestern United States – Park Williams, UC Santa Barbara, and others.

6) Using Provenance Tests to Understand Forest Responses to Climate Change – Jessica Wright, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.

7) Pinyon-Juniper/Shrublands Long-Term Successional Trends: Implications for Woodland Health and Management– Robin Tausch USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

8 ) Changes and Challenges to High Elevation Conifers of the White Mountains, California –  John Louth, USDA Forest Service, Inyo National Forest.

9) Renewable Landscapes: Climate and Health as Drivers of Change in High Sierran Ecosystems – Constance Millar, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, and others.

10)Western Wildlands Environmental Threats Assessment Center – Nancy Grulke, WWETAC.

11)Observations and Projections of Sudden Oak Death-Induced Tanoak Mortality at Point Reyes National Seashore: A Tale of Two Forest Types – Ben Ramage, UC Berkeley, and others.

12) Blackstain Root Disease in Eastside Pine, a Brief Overview of Ongoing Research – Bill Otrosina, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Athens, Georgia.

13) Redbay Ambrosia Beetle and Laurel Wilt: A Destructive Duo in the Southeast and a Potential Threat to California – Don Duerr, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Atlanta, GA.

14) Emerald Ash Borer: Biology, Impacts, and Management – Andrew Storer, Michigan Technological University.

15) Asian Longhorned Beetle Infestation in Massachusetts – Michael Bohne, USDA, Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Durham, NH.

2010 California Forest Pest Council 59th Annual Meeting

Monday, August 30th, 2010

“The Changing Forests of California”

Date: November 16 – 17, 2010
Time: Tuesday 16th – 11:30am to 7:30pm &  Wednesday 17th – 7:30am to 4:30pm

Meeting Overview:

Forest insect and disease issues and challenges will be presented and discussed, including topics on damaging insects and pathogens not yet found in California forests as well as climate change induced stress on pines.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend an evening poster session and social on 11/16.  Refreshments will be provided both meeting days, with lunch offered on the 11/17.

Tuesday, November 16 (all sessions are open to all interested)

Welcome and 2010 Forest Conditions – Overview
Insect Committee – Forest Insects in California
Disease Committee – Forest Diseases in California
Pesticides – Laws and Regulations
Posters and Social

Wednesday, November 17

California Forest Insect and Disease Challenges
Climate Change – How will Pines Fare?
Lunch – provided
CFPC Business Meeting
On the Lookout for Tomorrow’s Threats to California’s Forests
Southern CA Tree Mortality

Location:

Pacific SW Region, US Forest Service Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center
3237 Peacekeeper Way
McClellan, CA 95652
Click here for Driving Directions

Please Enter Through “Main Training Center Entrance” door noted on map.
Click here for Wildland Fire Training & Conference Center Map


Hotel:

Lions Gate Hotel
3410 Westover Street
Sacramento, (McClellan Park) CA, 95652
916-643-6222

The Lions Gate Hotel (www.lionsgatehotel.com) is within walking distance from the CFPC meeting location at the Wildland Fire Training and Conference Center (3237 Peacekeeper Way; McClellan, CA  95652).  Lions Gate will be offering a hotel conference room rate until October 26, 2010 for attendees interested in overnight accommodations.  For reservations, contact Lions Gate Hotel at (916) 643-6222 and refer to the booking code: CFPC. Hotel check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 12 p.m.


Local Area Restaurants:

There are a variety of great restaurants near the Conference Center. Click here for a list of local area restaurants.


Pre-Meeting Announcements:

Don Dahlsten Memorial Scholarship

Poster Announcement


CFPC Annual Meeting Registration and Agenda Information:

Agenda: CFPC 2010 Annual Meeting Agenda

Registration: Choose either online or mail in registration

Online registration link:  CFPC Online Registration

Mail-in registration form: Check payments are also accepted by printing off the registration form (59th Annual Meeting Registration Form) and mailing in the registration.

Please make checks payable to CFPC and return to:
Kim Camilli
CDF Fire Station #12
635 N Santa Rosa
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

PLEASE NOTE THE EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 12, 2010.

Continuing Education Credits:

DPR Credits:
Day 1:   1.0 – Laws and Regulations, 2.5 – Other
Day 2:   5.0 – Other

SAF Credits:
Day 1:   4.0 – Category 1
Day 2:   5.0 – Category 1

2009 CFPC Annual Meeting Powerpoint Presentations

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

58th Annual Meeting of the California Forest Pest Council – 2009

What’s Ailing California’s Forests?

November 17 -18, 2009

Heidrick Ag History Center http://www.aghistory.org/

1962 Hays Lane, Woodland, CA 95776

530-666-9700

Meeting Overview: An update of new and ongoing forest health issues in California’s forests will be presented and discussed.  Highlights include updates on the goldspotted oak borer, thousand cankers on walnut, and a “Firewood:  A risk to California Forest Health?” panel.  There will also be a poster session, social, and diagnostic “show and tell” with forest entomologists and plant pathologists.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

9:00     Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:45     Welcome – Chairperson Rynearson, Audio

10:00 – 11:15  Insect Committee Meeting, Forest Insects in California
Moderator:  Beverly Bulaon, Insect Committee Chairperson

A Century of Jeffrey Pine Beetle-Caused Mortality in Southern Lake Tahoe (1912-2009) Joel Egan, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide ShowAudio

Evaluation of Multiple Funnel Traps and Stand Characteristics for Estimating Western Pine Beetle-Caused Tree Mortality Christopher J. Hayes, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.  Slide Show, Audio

Managing Slash to Minimize Colonization of Residual Trees by Ips and Other Bark Beetle Species Christopher J. Fettig, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.  Slide Show, Audio

Verbenone-Plus: A New Tool for Protecting Trees from Bark Beetle Attack Stephen R. McKelvey, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.  Slide ShowAudio

Insect Committee Business – Committee Chairperson Bulaon, Audio

11:15 – 11:45  Laws and Regulations
Moderator:  Don Owen, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

California’s Enforcement Response Regulations – Scott Johnson, Wilbur-Ellis Company.  Slide ShowAudio

LUNCH PROVIDED     12:00

1:00 – 3:10  Disease Committee Meeting – Forest Diseases in California
Moderator:  Paul Zambino, Disease Committee Chairperson

New Wood Decay Diagnostics Program – Matteo Garbelotto, UC Berkeley.  Slide Show

An Introduction to the National Ornamental Research Nursery at Dominican University Cheryl Blomquist, CA Department of Food and Agriculture.  Slide Show, Audio

Climbing the Disease Curve – Seasonal Variation in Phytophthora lateralis Sporeload in Southwest Oregon Watersheds – Frank Betlejewski, USDA Forest Service, Southwest Oregon Forest Insect and Disease Service Center.  Slide ShowAudio

Spatial and Ecological Analysis of Red Fir Decline in California Using FIA Data, Leif A. Mortenson, Oregon State University.   Slide Show, Audio

Sudden Oak Death in Redwood Forests: Vegetation Dynamics in the Wake of Tanoak Decline – Benjamin Ramage, UC Berkeley.  Slide Show

Mortality of Douglas-Fir at the Southern Limit of its Range, Martin MacKenzie, USDA Forest Service.  Slide Show, Audio

Effects of De-Icing Salts on Roadside Trees in the Lake Tahoe Basin, Isabel Munck, University of Nevada

Disease Committee Business – Committee Chairperson Zambino, Audio

3:10 – 4:30 Poster Session, “Stump the Experts,” and Social

What’s wrong with my tree?  Stump the Experts II

Forest entomologists and plant pathologists will be available to diagnose specimens.  Participants are encouraged to bring samples and pictures of tree damage for examination.  (Please carefully safeguard specimens so pests are not introduced to Woodland or points along the way.)

ADJOURN     4: 30 pm

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

7:45     Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45     Welcome – Chairperson Rynearson, Audio

9:00 – 10:00  What’s Ailing California’s Forests?
Moderator:  Chairperson Rynearson

2009  California Forest Pest Conditions Overview: An Aerial View of Forest Pest Activity, Zachary Heath, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide Show, Audio

New Snags for Forest Health from the Goldspotted Oak Borer in Southern California, Tom Coleman, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide Show, Audio

Thousand Cankers:  Status in California, Janine Hasey, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension.  Slide Show, Audio

Light Brown Apple Moth: Current Conditions and Activities in California, Bob Dowell, CA Department of Food and Agriculture.  Slide Show, Audio

BREAK     10:00  – 10:30

10:30 – 12:00   What’s Ailing California’s Forests?, continued
Moderator:  Vice-Chairperson Morrison

Sudden Oak Death: What’s new? – Kamyar Aram, UC Davis.  Slide Show, Audio

Palm Wilt and Other Diseases Affecting Phoenix Species in California, Suzanne Latham, CA Department of Food and Agriculture.  Slide ShowAudio

Black Oak Leaf Miner Species Determination. Eriocraniella aurosparsella (Walsingham) – Danny Cluck, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide Show, Audio

Current Fir Mortality in California: An Overview, Beverly Bulaon, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide ShowAudio

News from the Diagnostician’s Desk, Cheryl Blomquist, CA Department of Food and Agriculture.  Slide Show, Audio

California’s New Invasive Species Council – Doug Johnson, CA Invasive Plant Council.  Slide Show, Audio

LUNCH PROVIDED     12:00

1:00 – 1:30  CFPC 2009 Business Meeting and Elections
Chairperson Rynearson  Slide Show

1:30 – 2:45  Firewood: A Risk to California Forest Health?
Moderator:  Martin MacKenzie, USDA Forest Service

Introduction – Martin MacKenzie

Insects Detected in Firewood, Roger Cline, CA Department of Food and Agriculture, Border Protection Stations.  Slide Show, Audio

Firewood Movement: A Probable Introduction Pathway for One of California’s Newest Pests – Tom Coleman, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide Show, Audio

Current Firewood Regulations in California, Dorthea Zadig, CA Department of Food and Agriculture.  Slide Show

Progress Towards a Federal Firewood Strategy, Helene Wright, USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service.  Slide Show

Best Management Practices to Prevent Movement of Insects and Pathogens on Firewood Gary Man, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection.  Slide Show, Audio

Discussion – Led by Martin MacKenzie, Audio

BREAK     2:45 – 3:00

3:00 – 3:45  Aspen and Alder Issues
Moderator:  Julie Lydick, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Pacific Southwest Region

A Review of Aspen Decline with a Focus on California, Toni Lyn Morelli, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.  Slide Show, Audio

Phytophthora siskiyouensis on Alders in Southern California: An Update, Michael D. Coffey, UC Riverside and Deborah Mathews, UC Riverside.  Slide Show

3:45 – 4:30  Invited Papers – Other Forest Health Challenges
Moderator:  Tom Smith, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

An Ecosystem Management Strategy for Sierran Mixed-Conifer Forests, Malcolm North, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Sierra Nevada Research Center.  Slide Show, Audio

The Boomerang Project:  An Invasive Bark Beetle and its Fungal Hitch-Hikers, Nancy Gillette, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station.  Slide Show, Audio

Effect of Site and Silvicultural Treatment on Insect Pests and Diseases of Young Ponderosa Pine – Danny Norlander and Dave Shaw, Oregon State University.  Slide Show, Audio

Adjourn 4:30PM