All posts by Melinda Olson

Seedling Success in the Field: Linking Nursery and Outplanting Practices

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

8:00 Continental breakfast
8:30 Welcome and Introductions
8:40 Monitoring and Maintaining Seedling Quality to Optimize Outplanting PerformanceDiane Haase, Western Nursery Specialist, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR
9:15 Using Side x Side Trials to Evaluate Outplanted Nursery StockRobbie Lefebvre, Oregon Department of Forestry, Salem, OR
9:50 Forest Regeneration and Density Management Issues Associated with Droughty, Glacial-Origin Soils in Western Washington – Tim Harrington, USDA Forest Service, PNW Research Station, Olympia, WA
10:25 Break
10:50 Assisted Migration Planting Efforts for Pinus ponderosa on a Post-Fire Environment in Northern New MexicoOwen Burney, New Mexico State University, Mora, NM
11:25 Remote Monitoring of Outplanting Sites Using Cameras and Environmental Sensors to Identify Planting WindowsEd Messerlie, USDA Forest Service, National Technology and Development Program, Missoula, MT
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Nursery Soil Fumigation and Outplant PerformanceNabil Khadduri, Washington Department of Natural Resources Webster Nursery, Olympia, WA
1:35 Two Years Post-Wildfire Reforestation with Ponderosa Pine and Mycorrhizae: Did it Work?Florian Deisenhofer, Hancock Forest Management, Vancouver, WA
2:10 Responses of PNW Conifer Plantations to Chemical Vegetation Management TreatmentsMaxwell Wightman, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2:45 Break
3:10 Contracting, Communication, and Pricing Trends for Forest SeedlingsJohn Trobaugh, Washington DNR Webster Nursery, Olympia, WA
3:45 Where Does Backpack Spraying Fit Into Your Vegetation Management Program? The Costs, Benefits, Efficacy, and Practicality Comparisons between Aerial Spraying and Ground Herbicide ApplicationsBruce Alber, Wilbur-Ellis Company, Wilsonville, OR
4:20 Adjourn
6:00 Evening Social at McMenamins (included with registration)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Optional Field Trip
As of Oct. 4, 2017 the Optional Field Trip registration is at capacity and CLOSED to further registrations.
8:00 – 4:00 Field tour with stops hosted by Oregon State University, Oregon Department of Forestry, and Starker Forests. Stops will focus on established field trials for evaluation of short- and long-term nursery and site-prep effects on seedling growth and survival. See top right-hand column for field tour schedule.

2017 Field Technology Conference: Data Collection in Forestry, Fisheries and Natural Resources




The Field Technology Conference is at the center of technologies that are developing and converging at a rapid pace. Satellite imagery is enjoying its most exciting time in the last 40 years. GPS, already a staple in our everyday lives, is poised to make a huge advancement in accuracy and availability. Mobile devices (PDAs, handhelds and mobile phones) are, arguably, advancing at a pace as fast as any technology has in history. Terrestrial LiDAR (3D scanning) is becoming more affordable now and allows users to collect a massive amount of data in a matter of a minutes.

Location

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport Hotel. The Holiday Inn is located at 8439 NE Columbia Blvd., 2 miles from the Portland International Airport and 10 miles east of downtown Portland. The hotel can be reached at 503-256-5000.

Call for papers

The conference organizers are always looking for interested presenters to cover practical, and applied field hardware, software and apps within fisheries and forestry areas. If you have a great project or application that you would be willing to share with this audience, send a note to richard@westernforestry.org.

Agenda

Conference Agenda

Lodging Information

Reduced rate lodging is available at the Holiday Inn by calling 855-642-6271 and by mentioning Field Technology Conference. The rate for a single room or double room is $115 plus tax. After October 23, 2017 the reduced rate will be subject to availability.

Registration

The registration fee is $225 if received by October 30, 2017 or $295 if received after October 30. The registration fees include 2 lunches and refreshments. Checks should be made payable to Western Forestry and Conservation Association. Purchase orders, VISA/MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Tax id # 930-331-712. No refunds for cancellations after October 30, but substitutions are always welcome. Registration is available on line at www.westernforestry.org
 

Registration Questions?

Call Melinda at 503-226-4562 or melinda@westernforestry.org

Western Forestry and Conservation Association
4033 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR 97221
503-226-4562 ● westernforestry.org
 

SAF CFE credits

Attendees will be eligible for CFE credits through the Society of American Foresters.
 

Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

A variety of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available at this event. This technology-focused conference brings the forestry and aquatic monitoring communities together to share best practices, learn about the newest in field technologies, and share field-tested expertise in collecting and using data in the field. By combining these communities, we expect an audience of 150+ at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport in Portland, Oregon on November 7 – 8, 2017. Historically, this conference has attracted forestry and fisheries field managers from the public and private sectors, tribes, non-profits and municipalities.

Summary of Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

PNW Forest Vegetation Management Conference: Evolution of Science and Emerging Technology of Herbicide Application

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

7:00 Registration Opens
8:30 Opening Remarks – Mike Cloughesy, Oregon Forest Resources Institute
8:45 History & Current Practices of Herbicide ApplicationDan Newton, Weyerhaeuser
9:15 The Future of Herbicide ApplicationJoe Newton, Lone Rock Timber Management
9:45 Break
10:15 An Overview of the History of Aerial Forestry Applications in the Pacific NorthwestJohn Mateski, Retired Chief Pilot, Western Helicopter
10:45 New Technologies of Aerial ApplicationsRick Krohn, Western Helicopter
11:15 Maximizing Efficacy and Safety with Droplet TechnologyRobert Wolf, Wolf Consulting & Research
12:00 Lunch
1:15 Comparative Responses of Planted Douglas-fir and Associated Vegetation to Logging Debris Retention and Site Preparation Herbicide TreatmentsTimothy Harrington, PNW Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Olympia, WA
2:00 Spray Adjuvants: The Rest of the StoryRichard Zollinger, North Dakota State University
2:45 Break
3:15 Investigation of Oregon Pesticide Application ComplaintsMike Odenthal, Oregon Department of Agriculture
4:00 Understanding Pesticide Fate for the Protection of Water ResourcesJeffrey Jenkins, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
4:45 Suppliers Update – Eric Hippler (Moderator), Weyerhaeuser
5:15 Vegetation Management Reception – Hosted Beer, Wine and Appetizers

Thursday, November 30, 2017

8:00 New Chemistry in ForestryEd Fredrickson, Thunder Road Resources
8:45 Understanding Pesticide LabelsBruce Alber, Wilbur-Ellis Co.
9:15 Who is my Neighbor? Minimizing Conflicts through CommunicationJim Carr, Barnes & Associates
9:45 Break
10:15 Worker Protection Standards for ForestryKaci Buhl, Pesticide Education Resources Collaborative, Statewide PSEP Coordinator, Department of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
11:15 Choline Formulation TechnologyBob Stewart, Dow AgroSciences
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Lunch Speaker: Policy IssuesKristina McNitt, Oregon Forest and Industries Council
1:30 Break
1:45 Esplanade F Herbicide – A New Tool for Pre-Emergent Control of Grasses and Broadleaf Weeds in Western Conifer Production AreasKent Pittard, Bayer
2:15 Human Health Risk Assessment and GlyphosateJeffrey Jenkins, Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University
2:45 Break
3:00 Facilitated Discussion – Mark Gourley, Starker Forests

  • Southern Oregon: Mark Wall, Roseburg Resource Co.
  • Cascade Mtn: Eric Hippler, Weyerhaeuser
  • Coastal: Jim Carr, Barnes & Associates
  • Interior: Bryan Nelson, Lone Rock Timber
  • Agency: George McFadden, BLM

4:30 Adjourn

Sawmilling 101: Introduction to Softwood Sawmill Operations and Financial Performance

Sawmilling 101: Introduction to Softwood Sawmill Operations and Financial Performance

January 24, 2017

9:00

A. Overview of softwood sawmilling: What are the Basic Manufacturing Processes? Follow a log along the manufacturing processes from delivery to the mill, through sawmilling and kiln drying, and on to the planer and shipping.

B. Where Does the Lumber End Up? A review of the primary end users of lumber to include residential building, remodeling and repair and industrial distribution channels. Consumer preferences and green labeling round out the picture of market forces.
10:15 Break

10:30

C. What does a Sawmill Manager Need to Pay Attention to Have a Successful Business? An overview of sawmill performance metrics and a sample income statement to illustrate how costs are allocated.
D. What are the Characteristics of Markets and Manufacturing in the Regions of Western US, Western Canada, Eastern Canada, and South Eastern US? An overview of each region is provided to cover population trends, characteristics of mills, regional market drivers and species mix.
Noon: Lunch

1:00

E. Measuring Sawmill Performance: A Close-up of Key Metrics. The instructors will draw upon actual sawmill operating statistics from 20 years of data.

  1. Log Supply and Pricing: Measuring log size and quality, the impact on value and pricing and operating in competing log markets.
  2. Lumber Recovery: How much volume is produced for every unit of logs going in. Balancing the size of logs, products produced and machinery
    capabilities.
  3. Productivity and Manufacturing Costs: Measuring the non- log costs of labor, energy, maintenance and supplies.
  4. Lumber Products and Sales Values: What are the mill’s main product categories and relative values associated with log sizes and grades. Review of lumber grades, grading agencies, certification standards and specific grades for unique markets.
  5. Sawmill Byproducts: Measuring value from chips, shavings, sawdust, bark, and hog fuel and a review of their end uses.
2:30 Break

3:00

F. What are the Characteristics of Top Performing Sawmill Operations? Drawing on 20 years of benchmarking, the instructors will cover different mill business strategies and the various combinations of profitable or competing key metrics.
4:30 Adjourn

2017 NW Seed Orchard Managers Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

1:00 PM Welcome and introductions
1:30 Laminated Root Rot Resistance in Douglas-fir Progeny Sites – Ronald Rhatigan
2:15 Update on the Reproductive Phenology Project – Janet Prevey, USDA Forest Service
2:45 Break and load bus
3:00 Depart for tour
3:30 Tour Pacific Forest Seed processing and extraction facility in Eagle Point, OR
5:30 Return to Medford
6:00 – 8:00 Evening social at Porters restaurant: Dinner from selected menu

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

8:00 AM Introductions
8:15 Round Table/audience discussion – Efficiencies made to seed operations and other topics
10:00 Break
10:15 Using PICOL: Pesticide Information Center Online – Lenora Jones, WA State Pesticide Management Resource Service, WA State University
11:00 ODA Pesticide Regulations for Seed Orchards – Rose Kachadoorian, Oregon Dept. of Agriculture
12:00 Depart for field tour
12:30 Weyerhaeuser Orchard – Managing a dry-site seed orchard
2:00 Elite Pear Orchard – Management techniques comparison of a fruit orchard with tree seed orchards.
3:30 Return to Medford and adjourn

2017 Joint Annual Nursery Meeting: Southern, Northeastern, and Intertribal Nursery Council

Monday • July 31

6:00 – 8:00 pm Ice Breaker

Tuesday • Aug 1

7:00 am Breakfast Buffet
8:00 Welcome – Forrest Boe, Director, Minnesota Dept. Of Natural Resources (invited)
Forest Health Challenges for Forest Tree Nurseries
8:15 Forest Regeneration in Minnesota – Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources
8:45 Blatant and Latent: A Tale of Two Diseases and Their Management in Seedling Nurseries – Glen Stanocz, University of Wisconsin – Madison
9:30 Dominus® Soil Biofumigation as an Alternative to Methyl Bromide: Results From Two Trials – Nabil Khadduri, Webster Nursery, Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources
10:00 Break
Expanding Markets
10:30 Gary Michael, Minnesota Conservation Reserve program
11:00 Alternative Tree Species Following Black Ash Loss Associated With Emerald Ash Borer: Early Survival, Growth, and Implications for Seedling Demand – Rob Slesak, University of Minnesota
11:30 Visit vendors
12:00 Lunch – NE and Southern Forest Nursery Associations and Intertribal Nursery Council
The Urban Interface
1:00 Urban Uses of Trees – Gary Johnson, U of Minnesota
1:45 What is the fate of seedlings destined for small private landowners? The answer might surprise you! – Mike Reichenbach, U of Minnesota Extension
2:15 Discussion
2:30 Break
Opportunities in Native Plants and Seeds
3:00 Seed Mixes Heads-Up – Vic Vankus, USFS National Seed Lab
3:30 Pollinator and Seed Research – Dan Carriveau, University of Minnesota
4:00 Business meetings
4:30 Adjourn and dinner on your own.

Wednesday • August 2: Field Trip

6:30 Breakfast buffet
7:45 Board buses for field trip
8:00 Travel to Red Lake Forest Development Center greenhouse
9:30 Tour Red Lake greenhouse
11:00 Drive to Badoura State Forest
12:30 Lunch at Badoura State Forest
1:30 Tour Badoura State Forest
3:30 Depart for Itasca St Park
6:00 Evening banquet and boat tour
9:00 Arrive at conference hotel

Thursday • August 3

7:00 am Breakfast Buffet
8:00 Housekeeping and Introductions
Seed Zones & Capsaicin Effectiveness
8:15 Browse prevention in the Central Hardwoods Forest Region – Joshua Sloan
8:45 MN forest tree seed zones in an era of climate change – Julie Etterson, UM-Duluth
9:15 Eastern Seed Zone Forum – Carrie Pike, USDA Forest Service
9:45 Panel
10:00 Conference adjourns/ INC Break
10:15 INC Presentations
11:30 INC Lunch
12:30 INC adjourns

2018 Western Region COFE Seminar – Improving Forest Harvesting Operations

0700 – 0815   REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Provided)

0815 – 0830Introduction to WR.COFE & SeminarJeff Wimer, Chair, WR.COFE & Oregon State University FERM Department

SESSION 1: Forestry Drones

0830-0900Drones for Assistance in Cable Logging OperationsMark Standley (Invited), LogSafe Inc.

0900 – 0930Drones for Fire and Young Stand SurveysSpeaker TBA

SESSION 2: Tether Assist and Ground/Soil Impacts

0930 – 1000Harvester/Forwarder Soil Pressure Parametric TestBen Leschinsky, Oregon State University

1000 – 1010Manufacturer Update

1010 – 1040   BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

1040 – 1050Manufacturer Update

1050 – 1120T-Winch Tether AssistTerry Mann, L&L Inc.

1120 – 1150Ground Based Operations StudyBernard Boreman (Invited)

1150 – 1200Manufacturer update

1200 – 1240   LUNCH (Provided)

1240 – 1310ANNOUNCEMENTS, Ticket Raffle, OSU Student Scholarship Awards – Jerry Sedlak Memorial Scholarship

1310 – 1320Manufacturer update

SESSION 3: Road and Water

1320 – 1350Legacy Road FailureJill Bell, Weyerhaeuser

1350 – 1400Manufacturer Update

1400 – 1420   BREAK (Refreshments Provided)

1420 – 1450Suspended Sediment and Turbidity After Road Construction/Improvement and Forest Harvest in Streams of the Trask River Watershed Study, OregonIvan Arismendi, Oregon State University

1450 – 1520Re-engineering of RailcarsKen Hofine, Lone Rock Timber

SESSION 4: Technological Innovation in Forestry

1520 – 1550Economics of Making Products from Forest SlashDavid Smith (Invited), OSU Emeritus Faculty

1550 – 1620After the FireDon Persyn, Roseburg Forest

1620 – 1630Wrap-Up and EvaluationJeff Wimer

Mapping the Course: Timberland, Forest Products Processing, and Fiber Issues for 2018

January 25, 2018


8:302018 Stressors and Opportunities for North American Forest Industry

Paul Quinn
Analyst
RBC Dominion Securities Inc.

Paul Quinn has been a forest products analyst for over 13 years with the last nine years at Royal Bank of Canada. Based in Vancouver, he is responsible for both US and Canadian forest products coverage and has been cited for stock picking and estimates accuracy over the years.  

9:00Strategic Issues for US PNW Timberlands in 2018

Mike Mackelwich
Director of Timberland Operations
Pope Resources/Olympic Resource Management

Mike Mackelwich is Vice President of Timberland Operations for Olympic Resource Management and has been with the firm since 1998. As Vice President of Timberland Operations, he oversees all of ORM’s timberland management and mineral resources for Pope Resources’ properties and the Timber Fund properties, comprising over 200,000 acres.  

9:30Outlook for Sawlog and Pulpwood Prices in Western US and Western CanadaHakan Ekstrom, Wood Resources International  

10:00Break  

10:30US PNW Sawmill Sector: Eastside and Westside Issues

Tim Atkinson
Vice President – Sales
Stimson Lumber Co.

Tim Atkinson – Vice President of Sales at Stimson Lumber Company, Inc. in Portland, Oregon. Tim also serves on The Green Building Initiative board of directors as well as The Pacific Northwest Association of Rail Shippers board.  

11:00US PNW Pulp Mill Sector: Entering the Golden Age of Plentiful Fiber?Jeff Marthaller, KapStone Paper and Packaging  

11:45Lunch  

1:00BC Interior Log Supply Issues

Brad Bennett
Interfor

Brad Bennett is a registered professional forester with over 30 years of experience in the British Columbia forest industry and has held a number of senior positions in wood products manufacturing, woodlands operations, and the bioenergy sector. He is currently Woodlands Manager for Interfor Corporation.  

1:30BC Coastal Log supply IssuesBrian Brown, Manager, Fibre & Log Supply, MacKenzie Sawmill Ltd  

2:00Will There be Enough Log Supply to Increase Lumber Production?

Rocky Goodnow
Forest Economic Advisors

Rocky Goodnow – Vice President of the North American Timber Service at Forest Economic Advisors LLC. In this role, Rocky is responsible for FEA’s outlook on the North American timber markets.  

2:30Break  

3:00Why Build an Export Pellet Plant in the US Pacific Northwest? Why Not?

William Strauss
FutureMetrics

William Strauss is the President and founder of FutureMetrics, LLC, a globally recognized consulting firm in the wood pellet sector. He has more than forty years of strategic and policy planning, project management, data analysis, operations, and modeling experience in the renewable energy sector.  

3:30Outlook for International Wood Markets – Speaker TBA  

4:00Reception

2017 Southern Mensurationists Conference

General Meeting Agenda (to be updated with more details later):

Sunday, October 22

Arrival
Opening reception – 6:00pm – midnight
Billiard Suite and Baby Grand Suite (Rooms 501 & 502)
Light snacks, beer, wine, water, soft drinks

Monday, October 23

7:00-8:00am Breakfast (provided)
8:00-8:15am Introductions and Welcome
8:15-9:45am Research presentations
9:45-10:15am Break – snacks and coffee/beverages (provided)
10:15-noon Research presentations
noon-1:15pm Lunch (provided)
1:15-2:45pm Research presentations
2:45-3:15pm Break – snacks and coffee/beverages (provided)
3:15-5:00pm Research presentations
6:00pm Dinner downtown (provided)

Tuesday, October 24

7:00-8:00am Breakfast (provided)
8:00-9:45am Research presentations
9:45-10:15am Break – snacks and coffee/beverages (provided)
10:15-noon Research presentations
noon-1:15pm Lunch (provided)
1:15-2:45pm Research presentations
2:45-3:15pm Break – snacks and coffee/beverages (provided)
3:15-4:30pm Research presentations
4:30-5:00pm Awards, Closing Remarks, Short Business Meeting

Wednesday, October 25

Field Trip
Depart 8:00am, Return to hotel by 4:00pm
Join us for a day in the field looking at current research plots in southern pine management.
Stops: Loblolly pine research trials.
Stops include visits to:

  • Culture-Density research trial with planting densities ranging from 300 – 1800 trees per acre.
  • Accelerated Pine Productivity research trial nearing rotation age with a 2×2 factorial with fertilization and competition control.
  • Mid-Rotation Treatment study looking at the impacts of thinning intensity combined with a 2×2 factorial with fertilization and competition control, along with an non-thinned counterpart as a thinning control.
  • Other stops as time permits.

Field Trip Cost: $30 per person, includes lunch

Great Plains Grassland Summit: Challenges and Opportunities from North to South



 

Summit Objectives

The objectives of the 2018 Great Plains Grassland Summit are to have participants learn more about and contribute ideas and plans for managing, conserving and restoring grasslands at landscape scales and across boundaries in the Great Plains. Managers, researchers, and practitioners from all regions of the Great Plains and beyond are encouraged to attend.

Invited plenary experts will establish the context for the Summit by identifying challenges and opportunities focused around six themes:

  • Working Lands
  • Native Species and Biodiversity
  • Invasive Species
  • Wildland and Prescribed Fire
  • Energy Development
  • Climate, Weather and Water

Subsequent thematic breakout sessions will allow workshop participants to contribute ideas, issues, needs and steps towards an action plan to conserve, manage and restore Great Plains grasslands. A poster session will allow participants to contribute information on their own projects. A Summit report will be produced, based in large measure on feedback received during the breakout sessions, and additional synthesis papers will be published.  

Summit Agenda


Click here for the summit program agenda 

Registration

Registration Pricing

Regular Registration: $100 by 3/15/18; $145 late
Student Registration: $50 by 3/15/18; $75 late

Remember to select your top two breakout session theme choices:

  1. Working Lands
  2. Native Species and Biodiversity
  3. Invasive Species
  4. Fire
  5. Climate, Weather and Water
  6. Energy Development

Cancellations
Cancellations received by March 15, 2018 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations received after that time will be charged the entire registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.

Call for Posters

A poster session will take place on Tuesday, April 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The theme of the session will be “Science and Management for Great Plains Grasslands”. Please email your poster abstract submission to Nehalem Clark ncclark@fs.fed.us by March 1, 2018, with “GPGS 2018 Poster” in the email subject line and the following information:
North Dakota Badlands

  1. Presenter name, institution, and email address
  2. List of co-author names and institutions
  3. Title
  4. Abstract/summary

Those that submit poster abstracts will be contacted in follow-up communications.
Posters should be no larger than 4’ wide by 3’ high (48” x 36”). 

Venue and Lodging

Grand Hyatt
The Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver, CO is the venue for the summit.
1750 Welton Street
Denver, Colorado, 80202, USA
Tel: +1 303 295 1234.

A reduced rate room block has been set aside at the Grand Hyatt. Click here to book a Grand Hyatt room.
Both per diem and non per-diem lodging is available at the headquarters hotel: The Grand Hyatt Denver. Per diem is at the prevailing rate of $180 plus tax and non per diem is available at $269 plus tax. After March 12, 2018, reduced rate lodging will be offered on space available basis. The Hyatt can be reached at 303-295-1234 with rooms under the group name: Grassland Summit.

Parking:

  • The Grand Hyatt offers Valet Parking for a fee in their covered garage adjoining the hotel.
  • Self-parking is available for a fee at several parking lots located near the hotel.

Click here for a list of alternate lodging options. 

Transportation

Transportation Centers:

  • Denver International Airport: 25 miles
  • Union Station: 1 mile

Transportation:
Denver offers several modes of transportation for getting around the area.

  • 16th Street Shuttle – Runs throughout the central business and entertainment district of downtown Denver
  • Light Rail Service/RTD – Stops at most corners in the city, including Invesco Field, Pepsi Center/Six Flags/Elitch Gardens, Union Station – Lower downtown (LODO)/Coors Field/16th Street Mall.
  • Denver Airport Rail– Travelers can now use A Line, the new rail service from Denver International Airport to LoDo’s (lower downtown) Union Station and back, courtesy of Regional Transportation District (RTD). The Denver airport rail has six stops along the way and takes approximately 37 minutes at a cost of $9 each way.

For more information about transportation to and from the airport, contact Ground Transportation at (303) 342-4059 or by e-mail

Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to participate as a sponsor at the 2018 Grassland Summit — gain exposure for your organization to conservation and management professionals, network, and exchange information and ideas! Your sponsorship will assist us in hosting a world-class event and demonstrate your organization’s commitment to conservation and land management. In exchange, your organization will have the valuable opportunity to make face-to-face connections with managers, conservationists, and private landowners in the Great Plains; you’ll have access to people who value your products and services; and the exposure will reinforce your brand awareness and maximize visibility in the grassland community.

Sponsors will be listed on the website and those who sponsor at the Bronze Level and above will have additional advertising made available to them. Tables will be provided for educational materials if requested.


Sponsorship levels

  • Diamond Level $10,000
  • Platinum Level $7,500
  • Gold Level $5,000
  • Silver Level $3,000
  • Bronze Level $1,500
  • Friends Level $1000
  • Affiliates Level $100-$500


To sponsor the Great Plains Grassland Summit, contact Richard Zabel or Deborah Finch

Contacts

For information about logistics, contact: Richard Zabel, 503-226-4562.
For information about the program, contact: Deborah Finch, 505-724-3671.