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

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


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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



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