Posts Tagged ‘Western Forests’

CFPC 2012 Summer Insect and Disease Field Tour – Warner Mountains

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

  California Forest Pest Council Summer

Insect and Disease Field Tour

Warner Mountains, Modoc National Forest


 Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The tour will feature the current mountain pine beetle outbreak in lodgepole and whitebark pine with an emphasis on mountain pine beetle biology, individual tree protection and stand level management. Other topics include the effects of thinning on fir engraver beetle caused tree mortality, Heterobasidion root disease in white fir, Jeffrey pine beetle outbreak dynamics and insects and diseases of aspen. CE Credits from DPR will be applied for.


Where and when to meet:

We will meet in Likely, CA at 9:00 am. From there we will travel up into the south Warner Mountains of the Modoc National Forest visiting a variety of forest types such as white fir, Jeffrey pine, mixed conifer, lodgepole and whitebark pine (if accessible). Be prepared for short hikes and inclement weather. Bring your own lunch, water, sunscreen and hardhat. We will return to Likely between 4:30 and 5:00 pm.


From the south: Take US 395 north from Susanville to Likely (85 miles; ~1.25 hours).

From the west (and north): Take CA 299 from Redding to Alturas (145 miles; ~2.75 hours). Then take US 395 south from Alturas to Likely (18 miles; ~20 minutes). Please plan to carpool as much as possible from Likely into the forest.


Hotels are available in Alturas (18 mi), Susanville (86 mi) and Burney, CA (109 mi). Early reservations are recommended.

For more information:

Contact Danny Cluck (; 530-252-6431)


RSVPs are appreciated!!

2008 CFPC Annual Meeting Online Proceedings

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009


Featured Topic: California Forest Health – A Practical Approach

November 18-19, 2008

Heidrick Ag. Center
1962 Hays Lane, Woodland, CA

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Tuesday, November 18

Animal Damage: Recognizing the Habitat Connection

This informal mini-course will cover the basic concepts of how habitat structure and composition affects animal
behavior and then move into how silvicultural practices that produce appropriate habitat characteristics elicit
damage behaviors.

Speaker – Gregory A. Giusti, UCCE Lake County Director, Forest Advisor, RPF#2709 Wildlands Ecology Advisor,
IHRMP Advisor and Affiliate-College of Natural Resources UCB;

Insect Committee Meeting – Beverly Bulaon, CFPC Insect Committee Chairperson

Invasion of Redhaired Pine Bark Beetle into the Southern California National Forest System Following Fires
Deguang Liu, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station and UC Davis.

Protecting Individual Pines from Bark Beetles: Systemic Insecticides and Semiochemicals
Sheri L. Smith, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Susanville, CA and Brian L. Strom,
USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Pineville, LA.

Bark Beetles, Fires and Fuel Management Treatments
Christopher J. Fettig, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Davis.

Insect committee business meeting

Disease Committee Meeting Paul Zambino – CFPC Disease Committee Chairperson

Genome Approaches for Forest Health Management
David Neale, UC-Davis, Dept. of Plant Sciences,

Phytophthora cinnamomi: An Emerging Pathogen in California Forests
Elizabeth Fitchner, UC-Davis, Plant Pathology Department, and Ted Swiecki, Phytosphere

Pitch Canker Status and Research Update
Tom Gordon,
UC-Davis, Plant Pathology Department,

Disease committee business meeting

Poster session, “Stump the Experts” and Social

What’s wrong with my tree? Stump the Experts

Entomologists and 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.)


California Department of Food and Agriculture Pathologists (Sacramento):

Cheryl Blomquist,;
Suzanne Latham,;
Kathy Kosta,

USDA Forest Service and CAL Fire Entomologists :

Don Owen, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Redding
Beverly Bulaon, USDA Forest Service, Stanislaus National Forest, Forest Health Protection, Sonora,

Wednesday, November 19 – General Session
Welcome – Bob Rynearson, Chairman, CA Forest Pest Council; W.M. Beaty and Associates, McArthur, CA.

Featured Topic: Case Study in Managing Forest Health Issues: The Lake Tahoe Basin
Moderator: Hugh Safford, Regional ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Vallejo.

The Fate of Tahoe Basin forests after the Angora Fire
Hugh Safford, Regional ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Vallejo.

Fire Management and Forest Restoration in the Lake Tahoe Basin
John Pickett, The Sugar Pine Foundation.

Forest Health and Environmental Change in the Lake Tahoe Basin
Patricia Maloney, UC-Davis, Department of Plant Pathology.

Featured Topic: 2008 New and Noteworthy Forest Health Issues
Mike Bohne, formerly, USDA- Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Sacramento. Currently, Forest Health Group Leader, Durham, NH.

2008 California Forest Conditions Overview: An Aerial View of Forest Pest Activity
Zachary Heath, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Sacramento,; and Mike Bohne, USDA
Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Durham, NH.

Gold-Spotted Oak Borer in Southern California
Steven Seybold, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Davis.

Biogeography of San Diego Co. Oak Mortality
Thomas Scott, University of California Cooperative Extension, Riverside.

An Overview of the 2008 Fire Year
Ken Pimlott, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE).

Sudden Oak Death Update
David Rizzo, UC-Davis, Plant Pathology Department, and Janice Alexander, CA Oak Mortality
Task Force, UC Cooperative Extension, Marin County.

CA Aspen: Distribution and Health
Kenneth W. Tate, Rangeland Watershed Specialist, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California – Davis.

Walnut Twig Beetle/Thousand cankers
Steven Seybold, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Davis.

CA Forest Pest Council annual business meeting

Featured Topic: Innovative Forest Health Monitoring Techniques
Moderator: Lisa Fischer, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Davis.

Using MODIS Imagery to Enhance Aerial Detection Survey
Frank Sapio, USDA Forest Service, Forest Heath Technology Enterprise Team, Fort Collins, CO.

Emerald Ash Borer Biosurveillance, using Cerceris fumipennis to Detect Buprestidae
Michael Bohne, Forest Health Group Leader, USDA Forest Service, Durham, NH.

Lichens as a Forest Health Indicator in California
Sarah Jovan, USDA-Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis. Portland, OR.

Molecular Techniques for Forest Health Monitoring
Rachel Linzer, UC Berkeley, Environmental Policy, Science and Management.

Featured Topic: On the Ground Management of Forest Insects and Pathogens
Moderator: Don Owen, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Redding.

Factors Influencing the Abundance and Severity of Recent Bark Beetle Infestations in Coniferous Forests of Western US: What Can be Done?
Christopher J. Fettig, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Davis.

Forest Thinning and Bark Beetle-Caused Mortality in the Warner Mountains
Joel Egan, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station and Colorado State Univ. or

Managing Insects and Diseases in Commercial Plantations
Paul Violett, and Bill Morrison, Soper-Wheeler, Strawberry Valley, CA.

Ongoing and Upcoming Pesticide use Injunctions and their Impacts
Polo Moreno. CA Department of Pesticide Regulation, Pest Management and Licensing Branch – Endangered Species,


30th Annual Forest Vegetation Management Conference and Registration: January 20-22 , 2009

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Integrated Pest Management In Western Forests

Agenda and Registration (PDK 261KB)


Facilitated Vegetation Management Discussion

Keynote Speaker: IPM, What is it and why use it?

Dr.  Joe DiTomaso, UC Davis


Future Threats to Western Forests

Susan Frankel, Pacific Southwest Research Station


Goat Vegetation Management

Wes Woolery, Wookery Vegetation Management, Hat Creek, CA


Managing Insects and Disease in Commercial Plantations

Bill Morrison, Soper Wheeler, LLC, Strawberry Valley, CA


Semiochemical Sabatoge: Exploiting Bark Beetle Behavioral Chemicals to Protect Forest Stands

Nancy Gillette, USDA Forest Service, PSW Research Station, Albany, CA


BASF Aerial Site Preparation

Harry Quicke, BASF Corp., Auburn, Alabama


Evaluation of Gopher Control Methods

Gregory Guisti, Forests & Wildlands Ecology Advisor, UC Coop Ext., Lakeport, CA


Stream Buffers: Can we get good Heat Protection with Less Buffer?

Dr. Mike Newton & Liz Cole, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


Using the MtnRT Forecast System for Forest Management, Fire Weather, Agricultural Weather, and Precipitation.

Alan D. Fox, Fox Weather LLC, Fortuna, CA


Herbicide Resistance and Chemical Vegetation Management

Carol Mallory-Smith, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


Managing Plantations in a Fire-Prone World. Can You Have Your Carbon and Use It, Too?

Dr. Robert F. Powers, Jianwei Zhang, & Dave Young, USDA Forest Service, PSW Research Station, Redding, CA


Seedling Caliper vs. Vegetation Control

Eric Dinger, VMRC Assistant Director, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


Beyond Nitrogen

Doug Maguire and Doug Mainwaring, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


Swiss Needle Cast

David Shaw, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


Sudden Oak Death in Oregon

Alan Kanaskie, Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem, OR


Laws & Regulations

Label Registration Process

Jeff Birk, BASF Corp., RTP, North Carolina


Aerial Application A to Z

John Mateski, Western Helicopter


Pesticide Container Disposal

Brad Bittleston, Interstate Ag Plastics, Buttonwillow, CA