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California Forest Pest Council Annual Meeting – November 15 & 16, 2016

Friday, July 29th, 2016

California Forests – Severe Drought Takes its Toll

November 15 – 16, 2016

UC Davis Campus

Student Community Center Multipurpose Room

Davis, CA 95616


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The full agenda for this year’s meeting is now available: Full Agenda

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

11:30 – 12:30   Registration

12:30 – 12:40   Welcome

12:35 – 12:45     2015 Forest Conditions and Aerial Survey Report

1:05 – 2:40      Insect Committee Meeting

2:40 – 2:50      BREAK

2:50 – 4:00      Disease Committee Meeting

4:00 – 4:15      BREAK

4:15 – 5:15      Pesticide Laws and Regulations

5:15 – 6:30      Poster Session and Social


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

7:00 – 8:00      Registration

8:00 – 8:10      Welcome

8:10 – 10:10    Responding to Tree Mortality in the Sierras

10:10 – 10:30  BREAK

10:30 -11:45    Responding to Tree Mortality in the Sierras (cont.)

11:45 – 12:45  LUNCH (provided)

12:45 – 1:15    CFPC Business Meeting

1:15 – 3:05     Management Response/Implementation Panel

3:05 – 3:15     BREAK

3:15 – 4:30     Wildlife Session




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

Parking is $9/day and the easiest and closest parking is located at the Pavilion parking lot (or 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     Directions to Parking Locations


Invitation to Students:

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

Don Dahlsten Memorial Fund:  Students attend for free! The CFPC Council provides some travel grants for students that apply and qualify. If interested please Click here for information.


Poster Session Information: 

If your considering presenting a poster at this years meeting please click here information on poster details.


Hotel Accommodations:

A limited number of discounted rooms are available at the following hotels for our meeting from Nov. 14 – 17, 2016:

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

 Rooms are based on availability through October 17, 2016.  When making your reservation, refer to the CA Forest Pest Council room block to get discounted rates.

  • $99.00 + tax/night for 2 double beds
  • $95.00 + tax/night for a queen bed

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.

Aggie Inn.  245 1st St.; Davis, CA; (530) 756-0352

 Rooms are based on availability through October 9, 2016.  When making your reservation, refer to the CA Forest Pest Council room block to get discounted rates.

  • $119.00 + tax/night for a queen bed
  • $129 + tax/night for 2 queen beds

NOTE:  All rooms have a mini-fridge, microwave, and Keurig coffee makers. Free wireless internet is available as well as a deluxe breakfast every morning. Parking is free.  Walking to the UC Davis Student Community Center will take approximately 10 min.



DPR CEU’s:  Day 1:  Laws – 1, Other – 3
Day 2: Other – 3.5

SAF CEU’s: will be applied for and information will be posted

ISA CEU’s: will be applied for and information will be posted


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.


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)