2016

Integrated Pest Management for Nursery, Reforestation, and Restoration Programs

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 8:00       Continental breakfast 8:30       Welcome and Introductions – Diane Haase, USDA Forest Service, Portland, OR 8:40       Integrated Pest Management at Lucky Peak Nursery – James Danielson, USDA Forest Service, Boise, ID 9:15       Any New Herbicides for Forestry Nurseries? – Tim Miller, Washington State University, Mount Vernon, WA 9:50       Break 10:15     … Continue reading Integrated Pest Management for Nursery, Reforestation, and Restoration Programs

Managing Visual Quality and Operational Considerations for Harvesting in the Doug-fir Region

Sponsored by: Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Western Forestry and Conservation Association, Washington Forest Protection Association, and Oregon Forest Industries Council. Same agenda in both locations: April 13, 2016, Springfield, OR or April 19, 2016, Grand Mound, WA 8:30 The Theory and Design of Managing for Visual Quality in PNW Working Forests – Gordon Bradley, University … Continue reading Managing Visual Quality and Operational Considerations for Harvesting in the Doug-fir Region

2016 Inland Empire Reforestation Council

Matching Site Conditions and Crop Trees Tuesday, March 1, 2016 8:00  Welcome & Opening – Julie Donohoe, Idaho Department of Lands and 2016 Chair, Inland Empire ReforestationCouncil 8:15  Reclaiming N. Idaho Mine Disturbed Sites Through Reforestation – Ed Pommerening, Consulting Forester, Pinehurst, ID 9:45  Break 10:15  Matching White Pine to Inland Sites: History, Blister Rust and Yields … Continue reading 2016 Inland Empire Reforestation Council

US Forest Carbon Projects

The development of a US forest carbon project involves many of the same tools, data, and analytical processes as are needed in other complex forestry projects. These include a complete forest inventory, growth and yield models, volume and biomass equations, and the use of a harvest scheduling model. However, in the application of each of these items, there are subtle (or not so subtle) differences when the aim is the development of a carbon project.

In two days, this workshop will focus on forest inventory and modelling considerations specific to the development of a US forest carbon project. The approach taken will be to identify and discuss the needs of a hypothetical project, with consideration given to recommendations on tools to use and approaches to take. Particular points will be made in clarifying differences between the needs of a carbon project and those of a similar project that is focused on more traditional industrial forestry goals.

Attendees will gain insights into the process of developing a forest carbon project, with recommendations and specific suggestions on approach.

Financial and Business Management Skills for Forestry and Natural Resource Leaders

March 15, 2016 8:00  Course welcome and introductions Priority skills for career development and profitable business management Six skills for “getting smart” in forestry and forest business A day in the forestry life: land management vs. wood procurement vs. analyst 1: Conducting basic financial analysis in forestry Key tools and metrics for forest finance and … Continue reading Financial and Business Management Skills for Forestry and Natural Resource Leaders

Western Region Council on Forest Engineering Seminar

Thursday, January 14, 2016   0700 – 0815    Registration and Continental Breakfast (Included with registration) 0815 – 0830    Introduction to Western Region COFE & Seminar Jeff Wimer, Chair, WR.COFE & OSU FERM Department SESSION 1: STEEP SLOPE TETHERED ASSIST 0830-0900       Protecting the Logging Workforce: Development of Innovative Logging Techniques for a Safer Working Environment Kevin Boston, … Continue reading Western Region Council on Forest Engineering Seminar

Sawmilling 101: Introduction to Softwood Sawmill Operations and Financial Performance

9:00 Sawmilling Overview A. 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. What does a Successful Sawmill Manager Pay Attention to? An introduction to key sawmill performance metrics and a sample sawmill … Continue reading Sawmilling 101: Introduction to Softwood Sawmill Operations and Financial Performance