2020 California Forest Pest Council 69th Annual Meeting Online

Date: November 18th & 19th – 1-4 PM each day


Registration: Free

Here are the links for each day of the meeting. You will need to click on each day to register for the meeting and then you will be provided with your log in information.

California Forest Pest Council Meeting on Nov 18, 2020 1:00 PM

California Forest Pest Council Meeting  on Nov 19, 2020 1:00 PM https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4544060966649056780



We are also very excited to present Kudoboard. This is a website that allows people to leave messages about a specific topic or event. We have created a board for the California Forest Pest Council. We would really appreciate it if you could click the link below and leave a short comment or message on “What does the California Forest Pest Council mean to you”. Your a valuable member of the CFPC and we would love to know what the CFPC means to you. https://www.kudoboard.com/boards/ABJkTiLT

We are also looking for any newspaper clippings, articles, pictures of the CFPC, etc. that you may have and would like to share. We would like to have these items to catalog the almost 70 year history of the CPFC. If you have anything you would like to share please send them to kim.corella@fire.ca.gov. Thank you for contributing anything you have.


Poster Session


Agenda: Final agenda .


California Forest Health 2020: From the Field, Straight to Your Living Room!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

1:00 – 2:00 PM – Insect Committee Meeting

Moderator: Michael Jones, University of California Cooperative Extension Mendocino/Lake/Sonoma

1:00        Mediterranean Oak Borer: new findings about the insect – Curtis Ewing, CALFIRE

1:20 Insect diversity over 36 years at a protected Sierra Nevada site – Jay Rosenheim, UC Davis

1:40       Working with nematodes to understand beech leaf disease – Sharon Reed, Ontario Forest Research Institute

2:00 – 3:00 PM – Disease Committee Meeting

Moderator: Tom Smith, Cal Fire

2:00        Mediterranean Oak Borer: new findings – Akif Eskalen, UC Davis

2:15        Ganoderma diversity in California – Daisy Hernandez, UC Davis

2:25       The forest microbiome and forest health – Mee-Sook Kim, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Corvallis

2:40        New observations of So Cal forest pathology – Charlie Barnes, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Southern California Shared Service Area

2:50        New observations of Nor Cal forest pathology – Ashley Hawkins, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northern California Shared Service Area

3:00 – 4:00 PM – Pesticide Laws and Regulations

Moderator: Kim Corella, Cal Fire

3:00        Relative toxicity of herbicides and a comparison with mowing – Rick Miller, Corteva Agriscience

3:30        Pre-emergent herbicides and invasive species- Stacey Clark, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection

4:00 PM Adjourn for the day

Thursday, November 19, 2020

1:00 – 2:00 PM – 2020 in Review

Moderator: Bob Rynearson, W.M. Beaty and Associates

1:00        Statewide forest health monitoring 2020 – Beverly Bulaon, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Monitoring

1:10        Update: Invasive shot hole borers-Fusarium dieback – Randall Oliver, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

1:20        Goldspotted oak borer and Sudden oak death updates – Kim Corella/Chris Lee, CALFIRE

1:25 Invasive weeds update – Tom Smith, CALFIRE/Doug Johnson, California Invasive Plant Council

1:35        Maple leaf scorch update – Bill Woodruff, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northeastern California Shared Service Area

1:40        2020 California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Plant Disease Report – Suzanne Latham and Cheryl Blomquist, CDFA

1:50        CFPC Business Meeting – Bob Rynearson, W.M. Beaty & Associates Inc.

2:00 – 3:00 PM – Panel: The status of true fir species in California

Moderator: Chris Lee, Cal Fire

2:00        Coastal grand fir – Michael Jones, UC Cooperative Extension, Forestry Advisor, Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties

2:10        White and red fir in eastern California – Danny Cluck or Bill Woodruff, USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Northeastern California Shared Service Area  

2:20        Rare firs of the Klamath Mountains – Michael Kauffman, Backcountry Press

2:30        Do forest restoration treatments mediate drought-induced mortality in true firs in the Sierra Nevada?- Marc Meyer, USDA Forest Service, Region 5

2:40        An evaluation of Heterobasidion control and long-term monitoring/management in mixed conifer forests of California – Adrian Poloni, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

2:50        Post-drought demographics of select true fir species in northern California– Sophia Lemmo, Humboldt State University

3:00 – 3:55 PM – Assorted Topics

Moderator: Scott Carnegie, W.M. Beaty and Associates

3:00        Alameda County acacia die-off: an update and 2020 California forest health research highlights – Susan Frankel, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

3:15        A New Planting Palette for Sierra Meadows – Marian Vernon, Point Blue Conservation Science

3:30        Preventing new forest pest invasions with Tree-Smart Trade- Gary Lovett, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

3:55 – 4:00 PM – Wrap-up and Adjourn


Continuing Education Credits

Nov. 18th – Laws and Regulations – 1, Other – 2
Nov. 19th – Other – 3

Western Chapter ISA
Coming soon

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