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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)


2009 Forest Insect and Disease Field Tour

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

The 2009 CFPC Insect and Disease Field Trip will be held Wednesday, July 29, on the Descanso Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest.

CFPC Insect and Disease Trip Announcement and Hotel Information

Please Save the Date!
The field trip will prominantly feature the goldspotted oak borer, newly discovered in 2008 in Southern California, believed exotic, and associated with high mortality.
Also other pests and pathogens of our southernmost forested lands.

Topics for field discussion identified so far:

1)  Goldspotted Oak Borer: symptoms, damage, hosts

2)  Impacts the mortality has had and may have on the Cleveland NF

3)  Trapping studies : when and how far does GSOB move

4)  Do drought stress and diseases play roles in GSOB attack and mortality

5)  GSOB Firewood, trunk, and chip movement and utilization issues: solarization tests of firewood

6)  Other insects affecting oak twigs, leaves, bole

7)  History and ecology of oak stands in area / Oak management
8)  Regeneration of forests after recent fires

9)  California Flatheaded Borer damage in Jeffrey Pine

10) Annosus root disease in Jeffrey Pine

11) Leafy and  Dwarf mistletoes

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